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  • 15. Re: Macbook startup keyboard shortcuts not working
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    What do you mean when you boot to Windows? How are you getting to Windows without using the Option key Boot.

     

    Was it selected from Startup disk in OS X? Or is it just booting to Windows as there is not bootable version of OS X on the drive?

     

    Whether or not the keyboard works once windows loads doesn't mean there isn't some type of problem with it when the system frist starts up. If there wasn't a problem with it, or a Logic board program, then the Option key boot, the command+r key boot and the Reset key commands would work.

     

    From what you've posted None of these keyboard commands work at all.

     

    HOLD DOWN Command+Option+r then press the power button. Continue to hold down those 3 key until you see a Spinning Globe in the center of the screen.

     

    If that does not work to boot the computer from the Internet recovery system (that is if your Mac was made in 2011 or later) then You Have a Keyboard or Logic Board problem. There is NO doubt about it.

  • 16. Re: Macbook startup keyboard shortcuts not working
    Richard Dickins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It always boots to windows instead of booting to Mac OSX as it cannot boot from the OSX partition.

     

    None of the keyboard commands are working whatsoever, I tried holding Cmd + alt + r, it didn't work.

     

    Mac was made in 2011 so I will try the internet recovery system.

     

    Thanks for this you are being incredibly helpful by the way.

  • 17. Re: Macbook startup keyboard shortcuts not working
    Richard Dickins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I just manage to eject a disk while at the grey screen after the chime so it does at least recognize commands at that stage.

  • 18. Re: Macbook startup keyboard shortcuts not working
    Richard Dickins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok, I have determined it is a keyboard problem, I can eject disks through holding mouse click however when I hold eject it does not work.

  • 19. Re: Macbook startup keyboard shortcuts not working
    Shootist007 Level 6 Level 6 (16,640 points)

    Was therer a CD/DVD disc in the SD all this time?

     

    If there was give the Command+Option+r key combo another try. By the way THAT IS the way to boot to the Internet recovery system when there is a recovery HD on the internal drive.

     

    EDIT:

     

    And you are Welcome.

  • 20. Re: Macbook startup keyboard shortcuts not working
    Richard Dickins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not the entire time no, but the DVD is bootable so should show up if I hold alt.

     

    Cmd + alt + R still doesn't work when the disk is out.

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