Caps Lock light strangeness

Discussion in 'Apple' started by Ian Gregory, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. Ian Gregory

    Ian Gregory Guest

    I have a late 2009 iMac with Bluetooth keyboard. A few minutes ago I
    accidentally hit caps lock and noticed that although my typing was
    producing capitals, the green LED on the key was not illuminated. I
    tried toggling it a few times and still no light. When I pressed the
    power key on the keyboard it started working again.

    Anyone else had to "reboot" their keyboard?

    Ian Gregory, Jul 23, 2010
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  2. Ian Gregory

    Mike Lane Guest

    Ian Gregory wrote on Jul 23, 2010:
    Yes, the same thing started happening with my wireless keyboard, but I don't
    think it was actually anything to do with the wireless side of the system
    since I tried connecting a normal wired keyboard and the same thing
    happened. What triggered it in my case was pressing the shift key twice in
    quick succession. It wasn't just a 'caps lock' as every key was shifted.

    Eventually in desperation I reinstalled the entire system with the aid of
    Time Machine and that cured it
    Mike Lane, Jul 23, 2010
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  3. Ian Gregory

    John Varela Guest

    I have a wired keyboard and every once in a long while the caps lock
    light gets reversed. That is, the light is on when caps lock is off
    and vice versa. I don't know what triggers it. The phonomenon
    doesn't last long, and I don't know what corrects it.
    John Varela, Jul 23, 2010
  4. John-

    Check your Bluetooth System Preference. Is it possible someone nearby
    has a wireless keyboard that your computer is paired with?

    Fred McKenzie, Jul 24, 2010
  5. Ian Gregory

    John Varela Guest

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't have Bluetooth turned on.
    John Varela, Jul 24, 2010
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