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Hi,
I was wondering if you could help me out a bit. I have had my mac a couple of years now and it has been performing great. Recently, i have been getting some wird typing issues however. They seem to come and go in no particular pattern. What happens is that while i type a word, sentance or the hole paragraph will be underlined and i will end up writting over it. Or the cursor is going to move to the middle of some random word or something like that. I am absoloutely sure that it is not caused by accidentally touching the trackpad. I can only assume that it is some form of virus but i have performed numerous scans and havent found anything. I was wondering if i could get some advise as to what i can do to get rid of this!!! It has happened more times than i can count while i am typing this! It is very irritating..
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Were there any liquids spilled on the keyboard in the past?
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No, nothing like that!
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Do you maybe have an external keyboard, mouse, or trackpad that is hooked into your Mac - maybe through a USB hub or bluetooth that you forgot about? If so, then maybe it is under a pile of papers or is experiencing a malfunction.

Can you plug in an external USB keyboard and try using that instead? If that works, then it would seem your internal keyboard is failing for whatever reason.

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i have no external things at all!! I do not own an external keyboard to try as well, will see if any of my friends have a keyboard i can use.. i dont understand why, if the keyboard was failing, would it be so selective as to when to do it?
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I would try using an external keyboard first, but if the problem still appears and you are willing to take some risk - try resetting the PRAM. Just search on this forum or google it to find out how and what, if any, the risks may be.

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