cleaning(oops) time

Sep 30, 2011
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With kids underfoot my cleaning rag continued on to the laptop screen and then the keyboard and to my surprise all these windows showed up (yes, the laptop was booted -- oops) so I cleared them and later ... ... my keyboard is now too strange to use: letters k,i,p,0 all are blank or create other character(s)

I am searching for a way to reset to my prior settings or default/system settings and need help -- computer is un-useable now, I am using a different laptop to access this forum.

I reset the keystrokes to default in System Preferences with no change affected.

I have found the install CD and am now reinstalling system settings from the install CD hoping this will fix it.

Running 10.5.7 I think (can't look right now as the install disk is still in)

Can anyone help this Friday afternoon when my usual tech person has gone home for the weekend?


Retired Staff
Dec 22, 2006
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Texas, where else?
Your Mac's Specs
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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