Tab Key Turns on Caps Lock on my Macbook Pro

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  1. Raja300

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    I just got my first macbook pro, and I noticed that the TAB key turns the CAPS lock on and off when you press it. When I press the CAPS lock key it does nothing. I have had to turn the CAPS lock key off for now, but does anyone out there know how to solve this problem?
     
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    Are you running any special software for a USB keyboard, like Microsoft's Keyboard drivers? They can be used to adjust how keys work.

    It's possible it's a hardware problem. If your software setup is clean and you've not adjusted any preferences otherwise, calling AppleCare or going to the Genius Bar should get it figured out quickly.
     
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    Not running any special software for USB keyboard. I actually just received the macbook yesterday and booted it up for the first time. When I was running the setup, I noticed every time I hit the tab key it would turn on and or turn off the CAPS lock key. So I'm not sure what is going on ...
     
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    Go to Apple Menu -> System Preferences -> Keyboard & Mouse ->Keyboard->Modifier Keys...
    Check the settings for Caps Lock. Is it right?

    http://screencast.com/t/MsK34j5Fg

    Is this a brand new computer, or used / new to you?
     
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    That's actually the first thing I checked, and yes it was set correctly. Actually for now, I selected "no action" for the CAPS lock. Anyhow the computer is brand new, bought it online, and it's my first apple.
     
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    I'm out of ideas. I would call Apple Care.
     
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    Thanks for your help anyhow. I'll call apple and make an appointment at their genius bar, and see if they know what to do. I'll keep you posted.
     

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