3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 14, 2010 2:38 AM by BDAqua
ct619 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I feel pretty stupid. I was cleaning my keyboard adn hit something and now my delte button won't work! How do I get it working again? Sorry for the trivail question.

Mac OS X (10.4)
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,085 points)
    Hi ct619, and a warm welcome to the forums!

    Tough to tell what you nay have cleaned, (but it gives me hope that my slob ways of not cleaning KBs for 20+ years may turn out to be an advantage! ).

    Check System Preferences>Mouse & KB, or Keyboard>KB Shortcuts to see what might be affecting it.
  • Big-Kev Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My Macbook's Delete (backspace) Key won't work either. Only if I hit shift at the same time. I thought it was a technical problem but now I know it works just fine but it must be something with the software or settings. Any Help will be much appreciated. Thanks!
  • BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (120,085 points)
    Hello Kev, and a warm welcome to the forums!

    I don't have a Laptop to try to see what the problem may be, but they certainly have turned KB recognition into a bloated mess... my Ataris recognize 100+keys & 40 iterations of the F keys in 100 Bytes or so!

    Did you check Sys Prefs>Keyboard?Keyboard for conflicts?