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I have reconnected my keyboard and mouse to the iMac I just got out of the shop. I can double click and open files, but I can't drag them (like to the trash). I tried another mouse, but still had the same problem

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  • mckent123 Mar 24, 2009

    i just had a imac desktop yesterday,and everythings ok but an when i start typing the keyboard letters not responding and the right click of the mouse to.any one can help me

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It sounds like a driver issue

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Can't click and drag

I suspect you have a wireless mouse. When the batteries get low in an Apple wireless mouse, one of the prime symptoms is that click works but drag doesn't, or vice versa. Replace your batteries.

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Thank you for contacting Fixya Support, I am glad to assist.

There are a few steps you can try to troubleshoot this issue:

Try a PMU Reset:
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* Now disconnect the power cord for approximately 20 seconds
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* Check to see if the iMac boots up normally without power interruption.

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Before removing the RAM however, touch your hand on the metal boot to discharge any static current you carry for approximately 5 seconds.

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