Wired Keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by No1Roots4Goliat, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. No1Roots4Goliat macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2008
    Over the summer, I bought Apple's Wired USB Keyboard (the aluminum one) to hook up to my MacBook as part of a "docking" system to use the MacBook more like a desktop when I was home.

    Over the weekend, I decided to move things around on my desk to make it more aesthetically pleasing. The keyboard itself did not move. However, when everything was plugged in again and I turned on my Mac, the keyboard's only responses were to light up the Caps Lock button, not to send power to any other device connected to it (USB Mouse), and no response to any touch.

    I'm really confused since this would be the 4th or 5th keyboard I've bought from Mac and I was really good with it. My other one's were water damaged (my own fault there), but I kept liquids clear of this one. Help if anyone can!
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    If you check your System Profiler (accessed by clicking More Info from the About This Mac window) under the USB hardware section, is the external keyboard shown? If not, disconnect the keyboard and mouse and reset your PRAM which ought to refresh the device tree, and then reconnect the USB keyboard. If resetting the PRAM still doesn't work, try a different port on the notebook system. Still no dice, make sure that the ports themselves still work by plugging other devices directly into the system. If all else fails, you can request a keyboard replacement from AppleCare or swap it out at a nearby Apple store.

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