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  1. #1

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    Oct 04, 2013
    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!

  2. #2

    mrplow's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 01, 2007
    Mac Mini i5 (2014 High Sierra), iPhone X, Apple Watch, iPad Pro 12.9, AppleTV (4)
    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

    Please use the reputation system if you think you've been helped - bottom left of this post

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    Member Since
    Oct 04, 2013
    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!

    Actually there's no prize, but see that little blue dot on the left hand side under your number of posts? That's reputation -- it's kind of like a rating for users (there's a limit to the number of dots, but it still makes us volunteers feel good!).

  5. #5
    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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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
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    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB PCI-e storgae StOS X.13.3
    Even with Bluetooth kb and mice, it is essential to have wired versions on hand for emergencies, IMHO.
    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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