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Macbook startup keyboard shortcuts not working

4993 Views 20 Replies Latest reply: Sep 3, 2012 7:01 AM by Richard Dickins RSS
  • 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.

  • 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.




    And you are Welcome.

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