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Bibirmzboi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 3, 2009 10:45 AM
Hey, said it all in the title but here's the story...

Got home today and realized that the caps lock LED don't light up anymore. Has anyone else had similar problems? If so, how was your situation rectified?

The keyboard still works fine, don't think its a bad enough problem to have it replaced or be without it for ages. Could see if apple will allow a straight swap at the shop...
iMac 24" 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 - 1TB, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Aluminium
  • todms Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2009 10:04 AM (in response to Bibirmzboi)
    Absolutely. In fact, it was so annoying I went out and bought a new Apple Wireless keyboard. Guess what? Three weeks old and the same thing is happening.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • fabioerudy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 26, 2009 12:27 AM (in response to Bibirmzboi)
    I have the same problem with the caps lock light: please can you help me?
    What can I do to fix this problem?
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    Dec 4, 2009 11:03 AM (in response to Bibirmzboi)
    Same thing just happened to me - my Caps Lock key was still functioning but the light wasn't going on and off. I did what you did: turned off bluetooth, took out the batteries then put them back in, turned Bluetooth back on and re-paired my wireless keyboard. Now it works again.

    Weird glitch though... I had hoped that when Apple came out with their new Mighty Mouse they would come out with a shiny new keyboard as well. Mine is unbalanced and rattles when I type - drives me nuts.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • LayzieGTP Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 4, 2009 1:22 PM (in response to Bibirmzboi)
    My Caps Lock light also works seemingly intermittently.
    27" iMac i7 / 4GB / 2TB / HD4850, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3G
  • Rick Lang Level 4 Level 4 (1,230 points)
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    Dec 13, 2009 7:02 PM (in response to jennyvier)
    Perhaps a dumb question, but how are you able to turn Bluetooth back on once you have turned it off? Don't you lose control of the computer via the mouse and keyboard with Bluetooth turned off?
    iMac 27" i7-860 quad core W8948 2.8GHz, 2TB SATA, 16GB, ATI 4850 512MB, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3G 16GB, Powerbook G4 1.67 GHz, PowerMac G5 Dual 2 GHz RIP
  • Rick Lang Level 4 Level 4 (1,230 points)
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    Dec 13, 2009 7:08 PM (in response to Bibirmzboi)
    I had this problem but left Bluetooth ON; just turned keyboard OFF, removed batteries, waited a few seconds, returned batteries to keyboard, turned keyboard ON, and all is well! Beats the hassle of returning a 'defective' keyboard. Thanks for the advice.
    iMac 27" i7-860 quad core W8948 2.8GHz, 2TB SATA, 16GB, ATI 4850 512MB, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 3G 16GB, Powerbook G4 1.67 GHz, PowerMac G5 Dual 2 GHz RIP
  • mancunianlad Calculating status...
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    Dec 23, 2009 7:23 AM (in response to jennyvier)
    Hiya - same thing happened to me too. After a dead time capsule earlier this month I thought my luck with Apple gear was at an end.
    I just bought a new wireless keyboard at the weekend and noticed the Caps key light didn't work. After taking out the batteries and re-pairing it now works perfectly.
    Thanks for the tip!
    Powerbook G4 1.33Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • Nick L Wingfield Calculating status...
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    Dec 29, 2009 9:50 AM (in response to Bibirmzboi)
    Hi Guys

    Glad I've just found these posts. Got a new 27" iMac just before Christmas. Greatly relieved that everything worked despite all the reports of cracked screens, etc. BUT - only small problem was the Caps Lock light not always coming on. Rang Apple and got a replacement. Now today I'm having same problems - first the light froze and wouldn't go off. Then it wouldn't come on. I've now tried your advice of switching off the keyboard and taking out the batteries. Works OK now. Hopefuly it'll stay that way. Only thing is - pity Apple couldn't have given me that advice. Reading these posts, there is clearly an ongoing problem with the caps lock light on the wireless keyboard. A problem thats been around for months. Clearly Apple's poilicy, as always, is to admit nothing until it comes up with a fix. Pity that policy appears to extend to not even telling their own employees that there is a problem ...
    27" 2.8GHz Intel Core i7, Mac OS X (10.6.2), 16 GB 1067 MHz DDR3
  • mancunianlad Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Nick - have to say I was a little disappointed with Apple telephone support recently. I bought a new Macbook Pro in October and bought a FireWire 400 to 800 adapter on eBay. When I connected it to my MacBook it just died. Seemed like the faulty adapter knocked out the power management unit. After half an hour on the phone with apple support they couldn't offer any quick fix. I duly took it to an apple approved repairer who fixed it in minutes. It was literally a similar keyboard configuration to zapping the PRAM and suddenly everything back to normal (ie battery recognised, fan not constantly running). Seemed like a standard test given the circumstances.
    So long story but suffice to say that that experience wasn't too good.
    Having said that the guys in store on the genius bar are generally great and know their stuff.
    Cheers,
    Mike
    MacBook Pro 2.53 Ghz, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • jack on mac Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2009 7:11 PM (in response to Bibirmzboi)
    IJ took out batteries, swapped their positions and "caps lock" light worked.
    Go figure.
    Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • FRENZIED Calculating status...
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    Dec 31, 2009 9:50 PM (in response to Bibirmzboi)
    Wireless keyboard "caps lock" light not working all the time on my brand new computer too. I returned it for several other reasons. Will see what happens with the replacement (middle of January).
    iMac 2.8GHz-i7, 8GB, 2TB, IN FOR REPAIR... now being REPLACED, Mac OS X (10.6.2), Lacie 1TB RAID, several other external HDs, 3 other iMacs and a Silver G5 tower
  • Happy Macker Calculating status...
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    Jan 5, 2010 8:23 AM (in response to Bibirmzboi)
    Same thing here. Thank goodness for Google! Thanks for the tips. Just shifted batteries around and turned keyboard back on. Works great now.
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