Author Topic: iMac replacement desktop keyboard  (Read 1261 times)

Mr Larrington

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Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #25 on: July 03, 2020, 11:15:36 am »
I have to note that I was relieved when it passed its 28th birthday rather than emulating Jimi, Janis, Kurt, Amy, Brian, Jim, Pigpen and the Blind Owl :D
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Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #26 on: July 23, 2020, 09:04:56 am »
Bah! My 12 year old Magic keyboard needed new batteries yesterday, so I cleaned the grubby keys with a wet wipe as well.   I’ve now got a cluster of 4 adjacent keys that give no response.
One of them is the 2nd letter of my password  :facepalm: .


Suggestions for a fix? 
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Jaded

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Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #27 on: July 23, 2020, 09:19:24 am »
Shake, rattle and roll.

Or rather, roll, rattle and  shake.

Make sure it is dried out, turn it upside down and shuggle the keys from underneath, then vigorously shake it. Lots of stuff may fall out...
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Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #28 on: July 23, 2020, 10:14:03 am »
Suggestions for a fix?

Chnge your pword?

Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #29 on: July 23, 2020, 10:40:41 am »
Suggestions for a fix?

Chnge your pword?
Can you do that without entering the original password first?

Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2020, 11:00:49 am »
I’ve had the keys off & given everything a good blow, but to no avail.  I’ve got a USB keyboard which will probably give me access, but I’m using it for the work laptop at the moment.
EBay here I come !
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Jaded

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Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #31 on: July 23, 2020, 12:15:50 pm »
If its the aluminium one with the rounded battery holder, make me an offer for my now unused one...
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Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #32 on: July 23, 2020, 02:13:42 pm »
Can you do that without entering the original password first?

There are ways to reset a lost system password depending on your vintage or Mac and how hard it was locked down.

Or yeah, use a different keyboard.

Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #33 on: July 23, 2020, 10:08:43 pm »
If its the aluminium one with the rounded battery holder, make me an offer for my now unused one...


Thanks Jaded.   My Father has one that came with his Mac, but he didn't like it & never used it, so I'll pick that up at the weekend.
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Kim

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Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #34 on: July 24, 2020, 12:33:49 am »
I'd still like to try barakta on a Model M (while wearing suitable ear protection, natch).  She has Scottish heritage, and an arm made from girrrrderrrs, so should be well qualified.  She's also immune to giant clockwork beetles, and owns a PS/2 to USB converter (a proper one, not just Anna Daptor for a keyboard that can speak PS/2 on its USB cable).
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Jaded

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Re: iMac replacement desktop keyboard
« Reply #35 on: July 24, 2020, 06:17:26 pm »
If its the aluminium one with the rounded battery holder, make me an offer for my now unused one...


Thanks Jaded.   My Father has one that came with his Mac, but he didn't like it & never used it, so I'll pick that up at the weekend.

No problem :)
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