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Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Tue 03-Jan-17 07:03:42
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Login Password Problem


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I rebooted my iMac yesterday and it refused to accept my login password even though I was certain it was correct... arghhhhh.

After searching the Apple Support Communities on my MBPro for a solution and finding nothing I decided to try the Command - R option on restart and then use Utility - Terminal - resetpassword even this did not work but I did notice that the information I was typing in was double the length of what I was actually typing... strange.

I now tried my (wired) keyboard on another iMac that did not require a login password only to discover that for every letter I typed the keyboard was 'tagging' it with a spurious 7.

Ordered a new keyboard from Amazon this morning even though I have two Apple Stores within a 10 mile radius and it is coming tomorrow. Even better as a genuine Apple keyboard it is £10 cheaper than Apple and I get free delivery.
Standard User Zarjaz
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Jan-17 13:10:00
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Re: Login Password Problem


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H7o7w7 b7i7z7a7r7r7e7 ?7?7?7 grin

Standard User ian72
(eat-sleep-adslguide) Tue 03-Jan-17 13:20:46
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Re: Login Password Problem


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Seems your spacebar doesn't cause the same issue so could just use that in future wink


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Standard User Kaoshan
(committed) Tue 03-Jan-17 22:14:16
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Re: Login Password Problem


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When I was a keyboard engineer in IBM the solution to most stuck keyboard problems was to turn it on it's side and give it a dunt on the desk. Not too hard though or you got a collection of keycaps and springs!

These were real keyboards which made a satisfying click for each keystroke.
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