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RoeLeerT Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
yesterday i was working on my macbook pro, and from one second to the next the keyboard & mousepad stopped working. I brought it to the apple shop and voila, it started working again as if nothing ever happened. I went back home and again, no keyboard/mousepad. if i hook up external keyboard & mouse, then i can work.

I've installed Leopard after this, hoping it was a software problem, but no effect. still no mousepad/keyboard working.

When i look in the keyboard&mouse section it says i dont even have a mouse when i dont have an external one connected. Anyone know a solution or do i really need to go to the apple shop again.

MacbookPro 2.2Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • 1. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    davide008 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm also having this exact same problem. It happened to me after I installed Leopard.
    I called Apple and they sent a box out to me, but I canceled the work order because I used an external keyboard to reset the PRAM.
    This helped for a while, but now its broken again.

    So I can only use Bluetooth until I reset the PRAM.
  • 2. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    RoeLeerT Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    this might be a weird question, but was is the PRAM? im kinda new with apple.
  • 3. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    belovedjs Level 2 Level 2 (275 points)
    Your problem sounds similar to what i had on my macbook pro. the keyboard and mouse would intermittently stop working and then work and always work when i brought it to the apple store for help. They advised me to keep a log of what was happening and when it happened. So, after making a log of occurrences of what happened for a couple of weeks, I went back to the apple store for more help, and they sent it out to an apple repair center to work on it.
  • 4. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    James@Hakoona Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
    The PRAM stores some settings at a firmware level rather than in the OS. If you visit the following page it explains how to reset the PRAM and the areas it effects.

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=2238
  • 5. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    Shane Reynolds Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I am having the same problem. It seems to happen more with Safari, but I cannot say for sure. I got my MBP last week and installed Leopard Friday night. Could this be Leopard? It would seem to be a hardware problem for the keyboard to just stop responding. For me, the trackpad worked even when the keyboard did not.
  • 6. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    RoeLeerT Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    well as i mentioned before, i had this problem before i installed leopard already. I was hoping it was software related so i did a full clean install of leopard to see if it would solve the problem, which it did not.
  • 7. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    Alphasite Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I wonder if this is more a USB problem than a keyboard/trackpad problem?

    The reason why I think this might be the case is the built-in iSight on my MBP has been real flaky since I upgraded to Leopard and actually disappeared at one point Rebooting into Tiger didn't help (the camera never gave me any problems in Tiger), but if this is a PRAM issue that might explain things.
  • 8. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    pcamarata Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Exact same problem here. MBP, no problems before Leopard. Seems utterly random. Works for awhile, then not. Using Spaces - could this have something to do with it? Comes back seemingly at random. Not yet affecting trackpad . . . . yet.
  • 9. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    jaolie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    same problem here. No mouse (yes i can move the arrow but cannot click). Trackpad works when scrolling, not when clicking. External mouse no solution.
    I was not planning to reinstall Leopard, but before the newest cat no problems at all.

    Any solutions found?

    Reg. Johan
  • 10. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    Max Hawkins Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been having a similar issue since I installed leopard. The trackpad works fine, but the keyboard cuts out randomly. It will work for a few minutes and then suddenly stop working. The backlight works fine, but the caps lock and num lock don't work. If I close the lid and put the computer to sleep it starts working when I open it back up.

    I might do an archive and install and see what happens.
  • 11. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    monticola Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Mousepad works fine for me but every time I change focus (for example open the window to type this message the keyboard is not responsive, after pressing the numlock twice the keyboard responds again. I installed leopard on the first day it came out and worked fine until today (perhaps after I turned of the spaces yesterday (and disabled showing the spaces icon today?)

    [filling in the system information (the popup-button) killed the keyboard and double pressing numlock brings it back]
  • 12. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    eile Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Same problem here - my built-in keyboard stops working often for a minute or so. The trackpad and an external keyboard works. This also started with Leopard for me.

    I haven't found a workaround yet.
  • 13. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    RoeLeerT Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I've sent it to the apple shop for repairs and will give an answer about what the problem was in 2 weeks(i hope)
  • 14. Re: Keyboard & Mousepad not responding
    minisamus Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also have the same problem. I find that the keyboard will start responding again if you wait and keep hitting keys. Takes about 1 minute. This seems like a software problem, c'mon apple!
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