Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 8:04 PM (in response to 7426k)
I should add that I can't login because the computer still thinks the caps is on - thought the 'up arrow' in the dialogue box does not show up
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 1:05 AM (in response to 7426k)
See ds store's user tip - Step by Step to fix your Mac.
Maybe some of the pointers there would apply...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 10:34 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
This may enter the Apple Hall of Fame for stupid posts. I spent a couple hours last night restarting the computer, trying restore etc....and really doing anything I could from clinton's link in order to identify the problem. I'd even called our local store to let them know I would be there first thing in the morning (I'm boarding a plane in a few minutes and really needed my laptop for this trip).
So after doing all of those things + removing the caps lock key to see if it was somehow manually stuck, I go the store this morning. Virtual panic. I needed a presentation off the laptop for a workshop tomorrow and I hadn't backed up since I created it...
I enter the store, I begin to explain the situation in detail, I open up the laptop....
And the guy at the store says "Did you notice your shift key is stuck down?". Why No, I hadn't noticed that! With a tiny wiggle and a tap, that key popped back into place and the computer worked fine. The Safe Mode was happening because the shift key was down.