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    annoying and rare keyboard problem URGENT!! Virus!?

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    Unhappy annoying and rare keyboard problem URGENT!! Virus!?
    im on my windows computer at this moment, reason why earlier today, the mac keyboard was working fine...then it stopped working (this has happened once before) so last time i take it out from the usb and put it back...that usually works...but no so i restarted and hoped it would be okay again. Wrong!! this time i cant even type and when i do its delayed like every five minutes...it has no response and i cant login on the mac...mouse works fine when i press a key on the board it kinda slows down! so wtf!? is it a virus or what...the caps lock doesn't light up anymore =/, i was working on a project and i need it back As Soon As Possible.. plz help

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    annoying and rare keyboard problem URGENT!! Virus!?
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    It's not a virus. It's either the keyboard itself has gone bad or there is a driver issue. Have you tried another USB keyboard to see what happens?


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    annoying and rare keyboard problem URGENT!! Virus!?

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    sadly..no we have no such source, i thank you for relieving the 'not a virus' issue, if it is not the keyboard how may i be able to fix this without involving people to come fix it?

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    Well, you can try a different USB port for starters. Other than that you need another keyboard to verify the USB ports.


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    annoying and rare keyboard problem URGENT!! Virus!?

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    yea i tried them all, know where i can get a midi to usb to use the pc keyboard to convert to mac? and are they cheap, slow comp here so just gettin there quickly

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    Sorry if I am stating the obvious, but have you shut down the mac and given it a restart

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    annoying and rare keyboard problem URGENT!! Virus!?

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    i certainly did, when it happened the first time for some odd known reason i did that and it was fine once running again, now it like died i guess...

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggss View Post
    Well, you can try a different USB port for starters. Other than that you need another keyboard to verify the USB ports.
    Not so. You can try the mouse in the USB port to see if it still works or not.

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    Look closely at the keyboard and see if any of the keys are stuck in the down position...I had a multimedia keyboard that was flaking out once, and one of the weird keys I never used was stuck in the down position (how it got down in the first place, I never knew!), and when I popped it back up, that cleared all the problems!

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    annoying and rare keyboard problem URGENT!! Virus!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by the8thark View Post
    Not so. You can try the mouse in the USB port to see if it still works or not.
    True, but that doesn't tell you if it is the USB Keyboard driver that is having the issue although it will verify the USB port.


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    Perhaps there is something stuck in your keyboard? Do you ever eat near your mac? That could be the problem. There also could even be some dust or something caught in the USB port, itself. Hope you get it working in time to finish your project!
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    annoying and rare keyboard problem URGENT!! Virus!?

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    well i switched all ports even the mouse they all work. i know for a fact its the keyboard. thank you all for the help, it is now working!! yes i sometime eat near the mac but i move the keyboard out of the way just in case haha, it was some dust probably..its still acting kinda weird but im sure it can be fixed thanx again

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