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Weird keyboard output error
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Oct 3, 2001, 12:36 AM
 
I first noticed this problem in the terminal, but it occurs in OS 9.2 and 10.1 in ANY application.

If I type "cd <space>" quickly, it will produce "cdd "

Anyone else seen this problem? Any idea if its keyboard or motherboard?

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Oct 8, 2001, 04:14 PM
 
I'd have to guess that you have one of those smaller style keyboard that came with the original iMacs, older G4's and not Apple's new extended keyboard. I have seen similar things happen on 2 other macs, except it sounds like what I saw was worse. Basically, what happened on the 2 other macs that I use was that pressing various keys would make 2 things appear and make typing very hard. For example, pressing a 6 would give me a 06.

The solution was that I replaced the keyboards and everything was better.
     
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Oct 8, 2001, 04:14 PM
 
Stupid double post.

[ 10-08-2001: Message edited by: Dalgo ]
     
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Oct 9, 2001, 02:26 PM
 
I don't really have anything to add, but this reminds me of a strange problem I had years ago with a third party keyboard -- the best keyboard I've ever had...

About once a week, while typing, the keyboard buffer would suddenly, without any reason, be filled with a string of text saying something like the name of a company or something. It was really strange, and originally I thought I had a virus. I eventually traced the problem to the keyboard when I switched the keyboard to a new computer.

Other than that, it was one of the best keyboards I've ever used (except for my Ti keyboard, of course) because it was really, really "clicky". Made a lot of noise, though and bothered my GF when she was trying to sleep.

But that had it's own advantages sometimes. "Oh, Sweetie, you're up?" Well, you know the rest...
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