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    CAPS Lock stuck on
    Hi My MacBook air caps lock is stuck on and I can't log on to it as my password has some lowercase letters. How do I fix it? I can't get into an Apple store as I am currently a hundred kms from nearest one!

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    Welcome to the forum.

    Step 1: Reset the pram
    About NVRAM and PRAM

    Still an issue?
    Step 2:
    Connect a USB keyboard and try to toggle caps loack on and off

    Still an issue?
    Step 3:
    Use the OSX virtual keyboard to toggle caps lock
    How to Enable & Use the Virtual Keyboard in Mac OS X

    Still an issue?
    Sounds like it's a genuine hardware fault (spillage on the keyboard?). Time to seek out Applecare/Apple Store/Authorised repairer
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Resetting PRAM Works!
    Thanks so much for your help. Pity the technician at Core in SA had no idea about this. Spent an hour on the phone with him. Managed to do step 2 as a temporary work around but your solution worked and took 1 minute not 1 hour!!!! Not sure what the Reputation system is all about?

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    The Reputation system rewards members who have given you good advice. Click it and add to their reputation, so that they win a free trip to the French Riviera!

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    I have to point out that 100km is 60 miles ... that's an hour ride on a highway.

    If it turns out to be a hardware issue and not just crumbs in the keyboard, I'd say it's going to be well worth your time to make the drive.

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