OS X :: IMac Keyboard Annoying Double Letters?

May 6, 2007

Maybe I'm just not used to it, but one annoying quirk I have found with mac keyboards (I recently bought a 20 inch iMac) is the keyboard is always giving me double letters when I type that I always have to go back and edit out.

I already went to system preferences and changed sensitvity and repeat settings to the slowest.

It's ridiculous in how inaccurate it is; has anyone else experienced this problem and/or have any suggestions? Just in writing this paragraph I've had to fix at least 10 times.

No other keyboard has given me such fits before.

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IMac :: USB Keyboard Not Typing Letters

Apr 6, 2009

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Having been a mac owner for a few years now, I guess it actually shows the quality of the product that this is the first time I've had to post on this site.I've recently upgraded from my 2008 model MacBook to an early 2011 model MacBook Pro 17" with Lion. This machine was brand new when I purchased it, and is a very lovely bit of kit.

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All the software on the mac is up to date at time of writing, there have been no expansions to the machine (yet), so it's exactly as shipped. It's the 2.2GHz i7 Quad Core device, and is the first one supporting the thunderbolt graphics connector. Could it be a hardware problem (if so, I want to return it asap to get it sorted).

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My desk configuration for my imac includes a keyboard tray. I am contemplating just not using it, however it really does put the keyboard in a more natural place for me to sit correctly. If I want to use the wired keyboard though, I will obviously need some type of usb extension. I have read these came with the old keyboards, but they don't come with the new ones. Does anyone know where I can find one that is compatible with the aluminum keyboard? Would the extenders that came with the old Mac keyboards work (in case i can find one on ebay or something)?

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Nov 15, 2009

Basically, pressing CMD+TAB or the 4 finger swipes will bring up the switch applications bar, and I'll switch apps. Say I'm flicking between iTunes and Safari, sometimes Safari will just disappear from the switch applications list and I end up selecting Finder instead.

Other times, the switch applications list just doesn't appear, but it still switches applications (i.e. it doesn't appear but if I press CMD+TAB twice, it'll switch to whatever application is third in the list).

I use CMD+TAB (4 finger swipes) all the time to switch between two active applications. If I'm working in Final Cut, I'll switch between FCP and a PDF file that has the sequence I'm working on outlined. Now, when I flick between the two, I end up switching to the wrong application etc.

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Aug 14, 2010

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Dec 7, 2006

I have posted previous about the my experiences with the annoying sound sound that results from the frequent (every 20 seconds or so on my machine) parking of the C2D MBP HD (120 GB, 5400 in my case.) I have read all that I can find on the web about this "issue." Some sources report that the issue is normal while others seem to feel that some defect is present.

I have contacted Apple (1st tier Apple care reps.) twice about the HD parking and both occasions they had never heard of such an issue. They prompted me to take my MBP into an Apple store or an authoized service provider for inspection. I did so and the ASP told me that they would need to send the computer to Apple (don't know why that's just what the man said.) However, I cannot at this time part with the computer for an extended period of time so this is not an option for me.

So, I have read about this link to a program that claims to stop the HD parking of these notebook drives by writing small bits of data that is enough to keep the drive from sleeping/parking and thus removing the sound.Has anyone with my issue had any experience with this program and can testify to its effectiveness and legitimacy?BTW, I have already tried the mirror widget as a fix for this issue and, for whatever reason it does not work for me so please don't bother with the suggestion.

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Mac Pro :: How To Fix EVGA 8800 GT Fan Annoying Noise?

Jul 7, 2009

I have an early 2008 Mac Pro with an EVGA 8800 GT installed. When I bought the computer the EVGA 8800 GT was almost silent even when under max load.

Now 15 months later the EVGA 8800 GT fan is making so much high pitch noise under load that I try not to use it for heavy 3d. The noises started after about 6 months after purchasing.

Monitoring the fan speed under Rivatuner shows that it goes to 100% performance under almost any load in order to keep it at a steady 80 degrees celcius.

I concluded that the fan was becomming less efficient over time and that it had to spin more and more in order to keep the temperature down.

Dust Cleaning

I try to clean the computer for dust every 4 month, blowing air backwards into the components of the computer to remove all the dust.

I normally use my mouth (trying not to spit) and a hairdryer. This seem to work okay for the most part, but not much for the EVGA 8800 GT.

After cleaning the fan is still quite audible and hovers at 85-90% under loading producing the annoying high pitch noise.

After only a few weeks its back at 100% under load. I tryed getting Apple to replace the video card, but they refuse to since it is still working. ( I hate this kind of deffinitions. )

- Would buying a can of compressed air and blowing it backwards into the EVGA 8800 GT remove more dust than the method I normally use?

- Would anyone recommend taking of the fan in order to clean it better or should the can clean enough? - trying to compare the risk of not being able to assemble the card again.

- Has anyone had any luck reducing the high pitch noise of the EVGA 8800 GT fan, and if so how?

Aftermarket Cooling

I did buy an aftermarket cooling system called Accelero S2 without the turbo module (fan) which recieves top reviews.

Despite having build some computers in the past I am a bit reluctant to install it by removing the fan completely because I am affraid that I will somehow break the video card in the process or accidently install it in a way that fries it when temperature rises under heavy load.

It sure is tempting to try the Accelero S2, but with the EVGA 8800 GT Mac going out of market I would have to dig deep in my pockets to get a replacement if something happends to the video card.

I think I also read somewhere that the instant you take of the EVGA 8800 GT fan you cannot put it back again. Which also makes me a bit nervous if the aftermarket cooler is not able to keep the card cool.

- Has anyone had luck installing the Accelero S2 without the turbo module (fan) and if so is it easy?

- Would anyone recommend installing the Accelero S2 without the turbo module? - I am not familiar with the success rate of aftermarket cooling and how skilled you need to be to be successfull.

- Has anyone had any problems not being able to keep the video card cool with the Accelero S2 and in that case was force to reinstall the default fan again?

I really wish I could reduce the noise of the fan so I can stand using it for 3d heavy stuff again.

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