Wired keyboard doesn't work - is recognized - tried everything

knucles_17

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 6, 2015
19
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I need your help, i am out of my dept

I have 2 wired keyboards (apple), one came with mac pro, the other i bought for my pc.

They won't work, on my retina, mac pro, windows pc, nothing.

I have tried:

- Extension cords (1 original from apple, 1 generic)
- Reseting SMC
- Reseting Pram
- Tried 2 apple keyboards (imac g4 and imac late 2006) - they work just fine.

I was ready to put them on the recycle bin but remembered to check if they are recognized by the computers - and they are (see attachment)

I am on your hands....

http://imageshack.com/a/img537/4571/IyLBsD.png
 

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knucles_17

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 6, 2015
19
4
Can you borrow or buy just a cheap USB keyboard made for a PC just to try it? I could see one KB being bad, but two seems fishy
Hi!

Yes, very fishy indeed.

I don't have a pc usb keyboard but i have tried with 2 usb keyboards (imac g4 and imac late 2006), both from apple and they work just fine...
 

DerekMitchell

macrumors newbie
Oct 6, 2015
4
0
I have a similar problem. I upgraded to el capitan and some of my keys on the wired aluminium apple keyboard have stopped working. I too have tried everything. I am reluctant to buy another keyboard, since I believe it is a software problem.
 
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