How to Fix a MacBook Air Stuck on Caps Lock?

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Are you having trouble with your MacBook Air getting stuck on Caps Lock? Whether it’s a software issue or a hardware issue, it can be a frustrating problem. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

First, let’s talk about why your MacBook Air might be stuck on Caps Lock. It could be a software issue resulting from corrupted NRAM. NRAM is the Random Access Memory (RAM) of your MacBook Air which is responsible for storing data when the laptop is in use. If this gets corrupted, it can cause the keyboard to become stuck on the Caps Lock.

The good news is that this can usually be quickly fixed by going to System Preferences and selecting Language & Region. Under the Keyboard tab, select Input Sources and make sure that “Press the CAPS LOCK key instead of Press the SHIFT key” is selected. Then press the CAPS LOCK key again and that should take care of it!

However, if this doesn’t resolve the issue then it may be a physical problem with either the Shift or Caps Lock keys being stuck due to debris or damage. In this case, you will need to disassemble your MacBook Air to clean out any debris that may have gotten caught in the keyboard or replace any damaged parts.

We hope that this article has helped you understand more about why your MacBook Air may be stuck on Caps Lock and how to fix it. If you are still having problems after trying these steps then please contact Apple Support for further assistance with resolving your issue.

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Troubleshooting a Mac Stuck on Caps Lock

It is possible that your Mac is stuck on Caps Lock due to a software issue related to corrupted NRAM. However, it is also likely that the keys responsible for controlling the Caps Lock and Shift keys are physically stuck due to debris or hardware issues. To diagnose the problem, try restarting your Mac by pressing and holding down the power button for a few seconds until the screen turns off. If this does not resolve the issue, try pressing and releasing each of the Caps Lock and Shift keys several times to see if they become unstuck. If neither of these solutions works, then you may need to take your Mac in for repairs or replace any faulty hardware.

Troubleshooting Caps Lock Stuck on Screen

Caps Lock getting stuck on your screen is usually caused by a setting in your keyboard preferences. The default setting for some keyboards is to have the Caps Lock key activated when you press the Shift key, rather than when you press the Caps Lock key itself. This can cause confusion and make it appear as if Caps Lock is stuck on. You can fix this issue by going to your keyboard settings and making sure that the option for “Press the Caps Lock Key” is selected instead of “Press the Shift Key”.

Forcing Caps Lock Off

If you need to force Caps Lock off, the easiest way to do this is by pressing the Caps Lock key on your keyboard. If that doesn’t work, you can try pressing the Shift key at the same time as another key on your keyboard (like ‘a’ or ‘b’). You can also try restarting your computer or checking if you have any third-party programs installed that might be interfering with your keyboard settings. Finally, you could try going into your computer’s settings and disabling Caps Lock entirely.


In conclusion, Macbooks are powerful and reliable devices that can provide users with a range of features and capabilities. While issues such as a stuck Caps Lock may arise from time to time, they can usually be resolved quickly using simple software solutions or by pressing the Caps Lock key again. Ultimately, with their reliability and the variety of features available, Macbooks make for an excellent choice for those looking for a high-performance device.

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James Walker

James Walker has a deep passion for technology and is our in-house enthusiastic editor. He graduated from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and loves to test the latest gadgets and play with older software (something we’re still trying to figure out about himself). Hailing from Iowa, United States, James loves cats and is an avid hiker in his free time.