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Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: Rain
Date: January 22, 2016 02:19PM
Google is full of answers on how to disable the keyboard on a MacBook Pro but I can't find out how to turn my keyboard back on with the Mac Mini. My cat laid on the keyboard and there's no telling what button combination he pushed but it was enough to disable the keyboard. The mouse works fine and the keyboard lights up so I know it's getting power from the USB port. All help is appreciated, and no, I'm not able to get rid of the cat.



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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: January 22, 2016 02:31PM
Is it wireless?

The Magic Keyboard has a slide switch on the back edge of the device. Slide the switch to turn on the device (you'll see green). Earlier Apple Wireless Keyboard models have a power button on the right side of the device. Pressing the button activates a green LED on the top of the device, near the button.
When you turn these devices on, they will appear as Connected in the Bluetooth section of System Preferences. If a device doesn't appear there, make sure it's charged or replace it batteries, and make sure it has been paired with your Mac.



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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 22, 2016 02:34PM
Unplug it, plug it back in, and restart.... not necessarily in that order. And ignore that smug grin the cat has, or you'll tell him that it's fun to mess with you...



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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: Rain
Date: January 22, 2016 02:34PM
Hard wired keyboard



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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 22, 2016 02:34PM
Restart with a PRAM zap?






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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: btfc
Date: January 22, 2016 02:37PM
Does your keyboard have a num lock key?



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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: Rain
Date: January 22, 2016 02:49PM
after unplugging an external hard drive and the mouse... tough to sort thru the spaghetti of cables today(haha) I unplugged the keyboard and plugged it back in - Obviously that worked.

Thanks for humoring me today friends -
Rain (and the bad cat)



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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 22, 2016 03:17PM
my cat does this on a regular basis.

i forget which modifier key it is - shift, option or command - push it five times and your keyboard will work again. its some sort of accessibility / feline defense mode.



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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: jdc
Date: January 22, 2016 03:33PM






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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: January 22, 2016 03:50PM
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Rain
Thanks for humoring me today friends

No worries - after all, into each life a little Rain must fall. grinning smiley



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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: Racer X
Date: January 22, 2016 05:06PM
"Rain (and the bad cat)"

sounds like a nerd kid's book needs to be written!
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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: January 22, 2016 05:08PM
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Racer X
"Rain (and the bad cat)"

sounds like a nerd kid's book needs to be written!

Or the name of a band... "Rain and the Bad Cat(s)".



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A sword never kills anybody; it is a tool in the killer's hand. - Lucius Annaeus Seneca c. 5 BC - 65 AD
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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: Cat disabled my,keyboard
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 22, 2016 06:21PM
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mattkime
my cat does this on a regular basis.

i forget which modifier key it is - shift, option or command - push it five times and your keyboard will work again. its some sort of accessibility / feline defense mode.

...its the option key. came home to a disabled keyboard...



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