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Mac laptop keyboard locked

Can you please help me unlock a macbook keyboard? my mac usb keyboard doesnt work at all after i wiped it down and swept across several of the keys. I tried everything and i cant figure how to make it work, i've been trying to fix it for 3 hours now

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  • ninjaookami May 29, 2009

    Yes i have restart my computer but i havent thought to reboot it and then plug it back in
    *update* i just tried it and something came up saying there was no keyboard plugged in, when i plugged the keboard in my mac recognised it but i still cant type.
    Also i have tried using it on the current computer i'm typing on (also a mac) but the keyboard is still unresponsive.
    To make clearer my situation i was wiping the ketboard down while the mac was on. i then turned it restarted it and switched user acounts. i was typing in a forum when i noticed that i couldn't type certain letters and pressing n key also made my mac type m
    ex. i type the word can and comes out as canm
    thats when i tried restarting again, problem is when i tried to log back in none of the letters required for my password worked and soon none of the keys on my mac functioned at all.


  • ninjaookami May 29, 2009

    well i currently am sick with what could be the flu and there are other people in my house who use the computer as well, so i wiped it down with a disinfectant wipe, i usually use these wipes to disinfect the keyboard but i usually unplug it before wiping to prevent this kind of problem.

  • ksjon May 11, 2010

    this feels abit stupid to ask for, but have you shut down your computer and turned it back on?



    and since its a usb keyboard, have you tried it on either another computer or tried to boot your computer without the keyboard and then connect it when the mac is fully booted?

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Im sorry to tell you that most likely you have gotten some sort of fluid down into the keyboard wich has shortcircuited it.

Why did you wipe it in the first place? did you try to remove something you spilled? or was the cloth you wiped with wet?

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