8854 Views 10 Replies Latest reply: Apr 3, 2008 2:31 PM by cwizz792
Same here: spacebar, backspace, tab and arrowkeys freeze. It helps when I press the fn-key, but after a minute the keys are frozen again! All other keys work perfect. And ofcourse I 've rebooted and tried every software and firmware-update Apple offered before posting this..
The problem started when using the new iMovie so it seems not a hardware-problem. Any help would be grately apreciated because this makes working with my beloved Macbook really anoying!
I have the same issue but in a different way..
I bought the latest macbook pro 4.1 with leopard 10.5.2, it works fine and the keyboard functions perfectly until i migrate my back up from my time machine back up disk!!
Once i log on to the user on which i have my migrated files and apps, the keyboard will not respond at all! all function keys works, the delete button works, and the touchpad does work but none of the number / alphabetic keys works!!t
I am re-installing the OS for the third time now decided not to migrate any files / apps as it messes everything up..
please help if someone have any idea what is going on..
Thanks and regards in advance.
I had the same problem from time to time. Reboot helped.
The issue started a week ago.
Yesterday the keyboard and trackpad died completely. It is a MacBook Pro 3,1 with latest OS (10.5.2) and the MBP Keyboard Update.
Nothing brought the keyboard back so far. I tried reset of PM, system reinstall. The firmware restauration cd was not aceppted. I brought the book in for service.
Hi everyone, I was having a similar problem with my brand new MacBook Pro. None of the letter keys would work. Instead, it was as if num lock was on. When i would press the keys where the numerical keypad used to be on the previous generation macbooks and macbook pros, the numbers would show up on the screen. Also, whenever i pressed the space bar, the computer would freeze and the only way to unfreeze it was to press command option escape.
This is what fixed it for me:
go to ~/library/preferences and delete all the contents, and then turn of mouse keys. If mouse keys is already off, turn it on and then off again. After this my keyboard was working normal.
Also, if this does not work and you need your keyboard to type in a password or something, go to the international pane in system preferences, then to the input menu tab and check Keyboard Viewer. Once you do this, you can click on the flag in the menu bar and click show keyboard viewer and this will activate the onscreen keyboard.