H key acting like Alt key on Macbook!

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Mollie - Aug 30, 2010 at 10:06 AM
 markj - Feb 1, 2013 at 06:37 AM
Hello,

Last night, I was typing a Word document when suddenly my "h" key began looking like this when i typed it --> ?
I have no idea how to fix it. I researched it a lot online and found out that the h key is acting like the alt key! If I hold down the h key and press another key, it makes symbols. I didn't do anything abnormal, I was just typing. Please help! I have to write a paper and it is due today!



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Sep 6, 2010 at 08:24 AM
Dear Mollie,

Please check whether there is no assigned function to the specific key and also consider checking whether there is any virus or trojan causing it to act up like this.

Thanks in advance.
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Jan 28, 2013 at 01:49 AM
the answer is incorrect -assigned function? The function should be H.
further searching on the internet should reveal that alt/option key is in an on position all the time. likely the keyboard is failing. Can test this by pluggin in an external keyboard and trying the h key.
do you get a ? when you press the key? that is the alternate symbol for the h key...
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my key is functioning alt as well ?ow can I bring it back to its normal function??eelp
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