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Shift key turns cpu off

Both shift keys turns my cpu off. a complete shut down.

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It wouldn't just turn the CPU off, since the CPU is only the processor. It would turn the whole computer off.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

  • MaxxFordham Mar 20, 2009

    (By "processor," I hope you know that just means the one big main chip inside the computer--CPU = central processing unit, a.k.a. processor chip.)

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1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu.


2. Connect power adapter to computer and to a working power source.


3. On built-in keyboard, press (left-side) Shift-Control-Option along with power button just once. Important: Use Shift-Control-Option keys on left side of keyboard.

Note: When the LED on the MagSafe connector is orange/amber, resetting the SMC will change it to green for a few seconds, indicating that SMC was correctly reset.


4. Wait 5 seconds and press power button to start computer.


If it starts without beeping errors reset the PRAM (Parameter RAM)


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1. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from Apple menu.


2. Locate the following keys on the keyboard: Command, Option, P, and R. You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in Step


4. Note: If keyboard does not have an Option key, use Alt key instead.


3. Press power button.


4. Immediately press and hold Command-Option-P-R keys.

Important: You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.


5. Hold down keys until computer restarts, and you hear startup chime a second time.


6. Release keys.



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I hit the shift key too long on my keyboard at work and it asked it I wanted to filter the keys Or whatever and I clicked ok. Now my keyboard is not working. What do I do?


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If you press the SHIFT key 5 times in succession, a box appears asking if you want to change the 'sticky keys' function in Windows.
This means that instead of holding down the keys for SHIFT. CTRL, or ALT, you can just press them once and they will lock on (like an old style manual typewriter used to behave).
It's most likely you now have sticky-keys turned on, so your keyboards going silly.
Press the SHIFT key again 5 times, and that initial box will appear again. Make sure you click on CANCEL using the mouse only. That should fix it.

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  3. Turn on the computer.
  4. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears.
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  6. Release the keys.

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I would initially shut down the machine completely and wait about 10 seconds and restart.

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