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Apple Keyboard Not Working? Here’s How to Fix It

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It’s pretty impossible to complete your daily task if your keyboard is unresponsive. For mac users, a misbehaving apple keyboard causes a whole lot of problems, mainly because there are not many alternatives available. 

Usually, an apple keyboard malfunctions due to a corrupted keyboard preference file. Either that, or it might be just a simple case of misconnection. Nevertheless, a suitable settings configuration generally gets the Apple keyboard working at its best.

So, here in this article, we have made a list of all the fixes and workarounds to help you solve this issue of your faulty Apple keyboard. 

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Why is My Apple Keyboard Not Working?

Before we go straight to the fixes, let’s first try to understand what caused your Apple keyboard to malfunction in the first place. So, along with the ones listed above, here are all the factors that might influence your keyboard to not work:

  • Misconnection
  • A dead keyboard battery
  • Mouse keys
  • Corrupted preference files
  • Corruption from recently installed applications
  • Corrupted SMC data
  • Dirty keyboard
  • Outdated OS

How to Fix a Faulty Apple Keyboard

Restarting your computer and also your keyboard should be the first action you take whenever it malfunctions. Usually, rebooting the system can fix these minor computing issues by reallocating resources during startup. 

And if this doesn’t work, you can follow all the steps listed below until one of them solves your problem. 

Check the Connections

Before you dive into more technical fixes, it’s important to ensure that your cables are connected properly and in the right port. Also, if you always connect your keyboard to the same port on your computer, try switching the port and see what happens. If you find that your keyboard works on one port and not on the other, the problem might be within the ports. 

And, if you use a wireless keyboard, make sure that it’s paired correctly to the system. Moreover, try to unpair it and re-pair it with your computer. For this, 

  1. Click on the Apple menu. 
  2. Go to System Preferences
  3. Choose to view the Bluetooth option.  
  4. Then, Turn Bluetooth On.
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  5. If you see your keyboard on the list of paired devices, click the ‘x’ symbol to unpair it. 
  6. Now, power on your keyboard. 
  7. When your keyboard gets discovered on the Bluetooth window, click on Connect to re-pair it with your system.

Check the Keyboard Battery 

Another reason your keyboard is not working might be because it’s out of battery life. This applies mainly to iMac users who use the wireless magic keyboard. If you have not plugged in your keyboard for a while now, we recommend you to do so and charge it. 

However, there is a way to check the battery level of your keyboard, and here’s how:

  1. Connect the keyboard to your system. 
  2. Click on the Apple menu
  3. Go to System Preferences
  4. Choose to view Keyboard settings. 
  5. Navigate to the Keyboard tab. 
  6. At the bottom of this window, you’ll see the battery percentage of your keyboard. 
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Disable the Mouse Keys Option 

If you have the mouse keys option enabled on your system, your keyboard will not be able to comply with its default workflow. The mouse keys feature lets you move the cursor around the screen using your keyboard buttons. So naturally, this disables the keyboard from typing. 

Hence, to avoid unwanted confusion, it’s best to disable the mouse keys option and see if it fixes your problem. For this,

  1. Click on the Apple menu
  2. Go to System Preferences
  3. Choose to view the Accessibility settings. 
  4. Select Pointer Control from the sidebar. 
  5. Navigate to Alternate Control Methods.
  6. Make sure the option to Enable Mouse Keys is not selected. 
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  7. While you’re at it, select Keyboard > Hardware from the sidebar. 
  8. Do not Enable Slow Keys
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Delete Your Keyboard Properties Files

Your keyboard’s properties files store your user settings and customized keyboard options. It also stores individual profiles and other appropriate data in XML format. 

However, the properties files are known to get corrupted as well. And in such a case, deleting these files can fix your problem. But keep in mind that doing so will delete all your custom settings, including the shortcut you might have set or the keyboard layout you’re familiar with. Nevertheless,  

  1. Open Finder
  2. From the menu bar, select Go > Go to Folder
  3. Type in and enter ~/Library/Preferences.
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  4. Right-click on com.apple.keyboardtype.plist and Move to Trash
  5. Now, from the dock, right-click on the Trash Bin and select Empty Trash
  6. Reboot your computer. 

Remove Recently Installed Applications 

If you noticed that your Apple keyboard failed to operate properly after installing a new app, chances are that this application is in conflict with your keyboard processes. So, through various forums, we came to the conclusion that backtracking and deleting recently installed applications could fix your malfunctioning keyboard issue. For this, 

  1. Open Finder
  2. From the left sidebar, click on Applications.
  3. On the ribbon menu, click on Sort By
  4. Choose to sort by Date Added
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  5. The applications are now listed on the basis of the date they were installed on your system.
    Delete the recently installed applications and see how your keyboard behaves. 

Clean Your Keyboard

More often than not, specks of dirt and greases inside the keyboard prevent it from working efficiently. The key presses might fail to register, and the keyboard might fail to be recognized altogether. And if that’s the case, the only thing you can do is clean the keyboard. 

For this, you can use compressed air to clean off the dirt from tight spaces. Then, wiping the keys with a piece of microfibre cloth damped in Isopropyl Alcohol (70%) should do the trick. However, we do have a dedicated article on cleaning the keyboard keys. So, if you want to, you could check it out as well.

Reset SMC

The SMC (System Management Controller) makes sure your hardware components are working as intended. So, whenever you have hardware issues on your computer, you could reset the SMC, as it’ll very likely fix the problem you’re facing. 

As for keyboards, the SMC makes sure that the keyboard keys are registered, and the indicator lights illuminate as you want them to. So, to reset the SMC,

For M1 Chip Macbooks

  1. Shut down your system.
  2. For Macbooks, close the lid for around 30 seconds.
    For iMacs, keep it turned off for nearly around 30 seconds. 
  3. Turn on the computer. 

For T2 Chip Macbooks

  1. Shut down your system.
  2. Unplug the AC cable.
  3. Hold left Control + left Option + right Shift keys for around 7 seconds. 
  4. Then, without leaving this key configuration, hold the Power keys for around 7 seconds.
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  5. Turn on the computer. 

For Macbooks With No M1/T2 Chips

  1. Shut down your system.
  2. Unplug the AC cable.
  3. Hold left Control + left Option + left Shift + Power buttons for around 10 seconds.
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  4. Turn on the computer. 

For Macbooks With Removable Battery

  1. Shut down your system.
  2. Unplug the AC cable.
  3. Remove your battery from the back panel.
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  4. Now, hold Power key for around 5-10 seconds. 
  5. Re-attach your battery.
  6. Turn on the computer. 

Update macOS

If none of the above methods work, you could resort to updating your entire operating system. Although this may seem farfetched, a new OS update has been known to incorporate new features and compatibility patches on your computer. These patches could be the key to getting your keyboard working at its full capacity. So, to update your system,  

  1. Click on the Apple menu
  2. Go to About This Mac.
  3. Choose to perform a Software Update.
  4. This automatically prompts your system to scan for new system updates.
    So, if it returns a list of updates available for your device, click Upgrade Now to update your computer.

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Photo of a man posing with a Coca-Cola bottle in 1981 symbolized a cultural shift in China

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Photo of a man posing with a Coca-Cola bottle in 1981 symbolized a cultural shift in China

Ayoung man stands grinning in Beijing’s Forbidden City. It’s the dead of winter, and one of his hands is buried deep into the pockets of his long overcoat to protect it from the chill. The other grasps the unmistakable contours of a glass Coca-Cola bottle.

Today, Coke is the world’s most famous soft drink and can be found just about anywhere. But back in 1981, when the image was shot by Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Liu Heung Shing, it was only just getting into the hands of ordinary Chinese people.

Liu, who was in his late 20s when he began working for Time magazine in Beijing, felt the country was on the cusp of a great cultural shift following the death of Mao Zedong in 1976.

“The changes (at first) were subtle, and unless you lived there, you wouldn’t have noticed,” he recalled during an interview at his home in Hong Kong.

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He had earlier photographed people grieving for Mao along the banks of the Pearl River in Guangzhou. It was here that he was struck by how differently people carried themselves compared to what he had seen in late-1950s China, where he grew up during the disastrous Great Leap Forward campaign — a series of failed industrialization policies — before moving back to Hong Kong as a child.

Under Mao, the country went on to suffer from widespread famine and poverty, and the tumultuous years of the Cultural Revolution. But in the aftermath of the Chinese leader’s death, Liu said, “suddenly, people’s steps looked a little bit lighter, they dropped their shoulders and their faces looked more relaxed.”

It would prove to be a relatively liberal period in Chinese history — politically, economically and in terms of everyday life, which Liu captured in candid shots. One photo from the time showed a plastic surgeon and his client after a cosmetic procedure. Another depicted people gathering at a “Democracy Wall” in Beijing, where they wrote now-unthinkable criticisms of the government.

One of Liu’s most iconic images was captured on his way into the Time bureau after he had the strange feeling that something was “missing.” He turned his car around and, sure enough, a large portrait of Mao that had once hung prominently on a building had been freshly taken down. He quickly shot images of workers gathered around the depiction of the late Chairman, with some of their scaffolding visible in the frame.

This was China “moving out of the shadow of Mao,” he said.

‘It tastes so-so’

In December 1978, Coca-Cola became the first foreign enterprise permitted to enter the mainland Chinese market since the communist revolution. That same month, Beijing and Washington announced the normalization of Sino-American relations and Deng Xiaoping kick-started China’s transformative economic reforms with his “Open Door” policy. (Coca-Cola was first introduced to China in the 1920s but had been forced to leave in 1949, along with other foreign companies, by a government that regarded it as bourgeois).

Liu had photographed the opening of a joint-venture bottling plant in Beijing, capturing Coke chairman Roberto Goizueta and Chinese trade officials drinking Coca Cola and holding bottles aloft to cries of “ganbei” (cheers). He then thought to himself, “Now where do I find a (regular) Chinese person enjoying this (drink)?”

He headed to the Forbidden City, with its heavy flow of tourists, and soon found a man named Zhang Wei purchasing a Coke from a small stand.

“I remember he made a comment when he drank this syrupy Coke: ‘It tastes so-so'” said Liu, who ended up taking a few shots with one of the imperial palace’s picturesque pavilions in the background.

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The response to Coke itself may have been underwhelming, but the snap perfectly captured the curiosity and openness many Chinese people felt at the time.

“As a photographer, I of course realized the significance. That this man, dressed in a ubiquitous PLA (People’s Liberation Army) coat, was one of the very first people to taste it,” he said, adding: “But I didn’t realize it would become part of the Chinese collective memory.”

The image would be widely published and displayed in the following years, and he later became friends with Zhang. In 1983, it appeared in Liu’s photography book “China after Mao,” a collection of images taken between 1976 and 1982. More recently he included it in his book “Liu Heung Shing: A Life in a Sea of Red.”

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The photographer would go on to document other periods and profound events in the country’s modern history, including the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. And just like those pictures of young student activists calling for democracy, Liu’s Coca-Cola photograph feels part of another era altogether.

With its apparent embrace of the new and the foreign — ideas encapsulated in that most American of drinks — the image stands in stark contrast to today’s China, where relations with the US are at an all-time low. Xi Jinping’s nationalist agenda has generated increasingly xenophobic attitudes towards the West.

“I realized that the story I did in the last quarter of the 20th century (would) continue to carry relevance into the 21st century,” Liu said.

“Especially with the story of China, I never doubt that these photographs are in the Chinese people’s collective memory.

“Even though this memory keeps being re-edited… the good thing about a photograph, is you cannot re-edit it. It becomes an image seared in people’s minds.”

Top image: A 1981 photograph of a man with a Coke bottle in Beijing’s Forbidden City, shot by Liu Heung Shing.

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NBA referees admit to ‘gut-wrenching’ mistake in Lakers-Celtics game as Dennis Schröder calls for officials to be fined

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The fallout from the egregious no-call in the final second of Saturday’s game between the Los Angeles Lakers game and the Boston Celtics shows no sign of ending, with the official NBA Referees Twitter account admitting to the error on Sunday

“Like everyone else, referees make mistakes,” the union wrote. “We made one at the end of last night’s game and that is gut-wrenching for us.

“This play will weigh heavily and cause sleepless nights as we strive to be the best referees we can be.”

Lakers star LeBron James was incensed after the officials missed a clear foul by Jayson Tatum as he went for a game-winning layup, with the Celtics eventually coming out on top in overtime.

To make matters worse, LA guard Patrick Beverley then received a technical foul after taking a photographer’s camera to show the officials a photo of the missed call.

Later on Saturday, Lakers guard Dennis Schröder took to Instagram to call for the referees to “start getting fined for their mistakes.”

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“They also giving technical fouls to people who are reacting to their mistakes,” the German guard wrote in a now expired Instagram story accompanied by a photo of the foul.

“The replay center should also use replay to get calls right on an especially important play like the OBVIOUS foul on LeBron at the end of the game.

“This needs to stop. We need every win we can get in this league to reach our goals! To lose 3-5 games this season off of referee’s mistakes is really hard.”

Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics walked away with the win in overtime.

Jayson Tatum and the Boston Celtics walked away with the win in overtime.Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Teams can use their coach’s challenge to review in-game incidents if they feel the wrong decision has been made, but that wasn’t possible in this instance as the referee’s hadn’t actually made a call.

James was still smarting from the incident on Sunday, posting a video to his Instagram story with the caption “Good block Jayson Tatum,” tagging the Celtics star along with a series of sarcastic emojis.

James has been on a tear recently as he chases the NBA’s all-time scoring record, now sitting just 117 points from breaking Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s total of 38,387.

However, he will be made to wait a bit longer to break the record as the Lakers announced on Sunday that he will miss Monday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets with “ankle soreness” as the team continues to manage an injury that has plagued him for most of the season.

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