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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jun 17, 2008
    pro keyboard gives me funny characters
    okay so this just happened randomly
    my keyboard on my macbook pro gives me weird characters

    right now im typing on an external keyboard

    heres an example on the external keyboard:

    "The dog jumped over the fence and barked at the little girl."

    here it is on my macbook pro keyboard:

    ˇ˙*∂*∆π∂*√*˙**∂*∫˚∂**˙* *≥

    very annoying.

    anyone help me out?

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Dec 04, 2007
    California, USA
    MacBook Pro (17" Unibody, 2.93GHz, 8GB DRR3, 320GB 7200, Anti-Glare Screen)
    The Alt/Option button on your keyboard is stuck. When the Alt button is held, the keyboard displays a different set of characters.

    Try blowing some compressed air under the key, and if that doesn't work pop it off and see if there's anything underneath that's obstructing it.



  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jun 17, 2008
    yep that was def it

    I fiddled with it a bit and it switched back
    its really touchy tho.

    How do I pop the key off. I've applied upward pressure on both sides but it was bringing up other keys and scared me so I stopped. Is there another way?

  4. #4

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    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    I haven't seen a laptop keyboard with removable keys in years. Is it still under warranty?
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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