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Posted 23 February 2012 - 09:52 AM

Hi

This morning I woke up and the the numeric part of the keyboard on the right hand side is not working. In fact the keys 7 8 9 do not respond anymore. All the others are ok. But the ones on top of the letters are all fine on the main keyboard.

Does anyone knows what could be wrong? Any tricks that I am not aware of?

Thanks for your insight.

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 10:43 AM

Hey Pegi

Probably the first thing I'd do is turn it upside down and give it a damned good shake to get rid of all the crumbs, etc.

Banging it softly on the desk also helps!

Further than that, is it an aluminium or plastic one?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 12:36 PM

Hi Dave thanks for the reply.

The keyboard is aluminium.

Will try your suggestion and let you know. :)

Thanks
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Hey Pegi

Probably the first thing I'd do is turn it upside down and give it a damned good shake to get rid of all the crumbs, etc.

Banging it softly on the desk also helps!

Further than that, is it an aluminium or plastic one?

Cheers
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:54 PM

I have had a two of mine go haywire over the last 6 months or so, each time it's been a bin job, and a trip to dick smith to get a new one.
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 06:57 PM

Holy crap, Ken ... what do you do with them? Did you learn to type on a typewriter?

I did, and always get into trouble with Her Indoors for making a racket while she's watching TV!

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 07:01 PM

Fingers like jackhammers Dave :D
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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:20 PM

Dave just to let you know that it did not work . Tho, the rest of the keyboard is working, I do not feel inclined to get a new keyboard because of this issue. It is really weird that it stopped just like that. I must say that I do keep the pad nice and clean at all times. But dust do get inside I am sure.

Anyway all good things come to an end

Thks for the tip
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Hey Pegi

Probably the first thing I'd do is turn it upside down and give it a damned good shake to get rid of all the crumbs, etc.

Banging it softly on the desk also helps!

Further than that, is it an aluminium or plastic one?

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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:25 PM

GEEEEE !!!!! Ken what the hell are you doing with your keyboards? :jawdrop:

Take a rest from the computer. I feel sorry for your keyboard already. Yea...fingers like jackhammer Dave. I have to agree on this metaphor.

Well, it looks like I might take a trip to Dick Smith also. But I'd rather save for the Iphone 5....OHOHO! :mosking:


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Posted 23 February 2012 - 08:29 PM

Hey Pegi

I found this Apple Support Document that might help... check it out.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 10:09 AM

Dave, many thanks for the link :good: Great link , and had a try at all the possibilities to no avail.

I guess may have to purchase a new one in the future. Real drag tho! :unsure: But that is how it goes.

Again thanks for your help on this one.
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View PostDave Bullard, on 23 February 2012 - 08:29 PM, said:

Hey Pegi

I found this Apple Support Document that might help... check it out.

Cheers
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 01:21 PM

Pegi, I went through 2 wired aluminum keyboards last year. The first one, the caps lock light stopped working. The second one had a stuffed key, it randomly started typing 'e' for no reason. So I finally replaced it with a Bluetooth keyboard, and haven't had any issues with that one.
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 03:15 PM

What are these words you speak of, mr Brian.

Are you saying apple make defective products, that don't last for ever ??? :D
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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:01 PM

Brian, would a Bluetooth keyboard work on my Mac? it is an older model 2.66GHz Intel core duo . I just inserted 4GB of Ram last year. and it is DDR2 RAM. I do have the latest version of IOS 10.73.

Also if I bought a Bluetooth keyboard, it has no side panel for number is that right?

My husband has one and it has no side panel with his keyboard and I do not like it that much. I prefer the side panel with the number I find them easier.



View PostBrianB, on 24 February 2012 - 01:21 PM, said:




Pegi, I went through 2 wired aluminum keyboards last year. The first one, the caps lock light stopped working. The second one had a stuffed key, it randomly started typing 'e' for no reason. So I finally replaced it with a Bluetooth keyboard, and haven't had any issues with that one.

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:15 PM

I'm with you Pegi, give me numbers. If they put a numerical keyboard on the Bluetooth one, I would be at the apple store right now buying 4 of them.
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