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Wireless keyboard on my apple mac will not operate; ijklmou

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wireless keyboard on my apple mac will not operate; ijklmou and 7890 [i am currently using screen key board]
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Did the wireless keyboard work ok previously, or are you trying to set it up for the first time?

Have you tried replacing the batteries in the wireless keyboard?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** the batteries 2 days ago, when the problem first occurred [they were 30 percent charged at the time] . The keyboard has worked well for a couple of years, until the day before yesterday.

Has it worked since the batteries were swapped?

The batteries may not be making good contact inside the battery compartment.

This usually works: Take the batteries out, then roll up a small piece of tin foil about the size of a pea and use it to help the batteries make better contact with the terminals inside the battery compartment.


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
but in the condition complained of. I can use it now with the exception of letters and numbers reported

Ahh ok, so there is a portion of the keyboard that is faulty.

Did any liquid get spilt on it, or are any of those keys stuck down?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no liquid has been spilt no keys are stuck down tin foil doesn't help

Can you test the keyboard with a different Mac?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately no

Ok, I suspect that the keyboard has a fault, and testing it on another Mac would help confirm this.

Do you have another keyboard that you can connect to your Mac?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No, I had assumed that I had altered something affecting keyboard programming

As only a portion of the keyboard is affected, it is a hardware fault and not a software fault.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** try to have the board tested one way or another.