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    Hey!

    I have a MacBook Pro Early 2011
    2,2 i7
    4 GB RAM
    1 GB graphics
    750 HDD
    Lion updated and so on...

    I use the Apple Bluetooth Keyboard everyday - but starting yesterday, it started acting up like i forgot its birthday!

    1: often its having a hard time to connect, system prefs will say its connected, but when I type, nothing happens... If I turn it on and off (the keyboard) enough times, it connects normally (not sure thats a good term to use here XD)

    2: randomly, it will ONLY type numbers on the 7-8-9-u-i-o-j-k-l area, all other keys are being ignored - whats up with that?

    3: starting yesterday, it simply ignores some keystrokes and misunderstands other strokes.

    ie: if I want to turn up the volume - I would press fn + f11, nothing happens, but if I press it again, it gets it. but if I press something else in between those two attempts, it just dosent get it. This applies to ALL key combinations you can think of!

    Sometimes when i press a key - it thinks im pressing a totally different key, for instance - I just pressed fn + f11 - and it dimmed the display backlight - and even showed the corresponding on screen graphic for it... Sometimes it just messes up keys, like i pressed cmd, and it typed a "<"

    Ive tried EVERYTHING (I think ) deleting pairing, repaired, resetting the keyboard, flashing PRAM - im out of ideas - HELP ME!
    I'm actually pleased with the little bugger when its not acting up - and its been working like a charm for months
    (can it POSSIBLY be connected to me changing its batteries? i just changed em, and plugged som duracells this time - the guy at my local apple stores recommends 2000 mah batteries, but the duracell and the ones it used before are only 1500 - does it make a difference?)


    And a totally another thing:

    When the keyboard is connected - I cannot click the bluetooth icon in the menubar, well, I can, it just dosent respond at all, untill I click it again, then the BT menu just flashes - because it clicked it twice!


    And please excuse any misspellings and bag grammar its kinda late and english is my 2nd languange
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

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    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Odd - i've never used rechargeable batteries either :S
    - It's like - he was got - they'd just like. It was like so hush hush. They were so... quiet about it. And then the next thing you know...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NightCrawler View Post
    2: randomly, it will ONLY type numbers on the 7-8-9-u-i-o-j-k-l area, all other keys are being ignored - whats up with that?
    This point might be a hint. Seems that could be a problem with your keyboard layout.

    Have you installed or messed around keyboard layouts lately?

    Not sure if it will help, but it is worth a try.

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