5494 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 28, 2010 4:33 PM by May82
Keyboard problems can sometimes be resolved with a PRAM reset, iMey (start up the computer while holding down the command option p r keys - keep the keys pressed until the chimes have sounded a couple of time).
When they occur in "blocks" of physically close keys like most of yours, though, it often indicates a hardware problem with the keyboard itself, I'm afraid.
The keyboard update you mention is only relevant to the "late 2007" MacBook Pros and earlier models.
Thank you very much!
I did thing that you told me, and I still have the problem. but I think there is an improvement (I think they now work for longer time than before I did this thing)
First thing I did it and the keys don't work, then I clicked a strong click on the track pad then the keys are working for 11 minutes, then, it stopped, then, I clicked again on the track pad, then, the keys work again for 2 hours, then, it stopped, then, I clicked, then, it work for 15 minutes. (Sorry if this boring you)
Is there any thing I can do? I need to do something because my hand It really hurts me from the long strong click : (
In that case another thing to check, iMey, is that your battery hasn't expanded causing problems by placing pressure on the track pad/ keyboard, or that the ribbon cables visible in the battery compartment have been moved or damaged.
See http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=8514656 for a description of the issue and http://jasonrobb.com/2008/11/24/macbook-pro-unresponsive-keyboard-trackpad-solut ion/ for some photos and other information.
The need for a "strong click" on the trackpad suggests that the problem may well lie in this area.
WOOOOW, you are an amazing person. My tears come out now, after a hard year working on my MBP I had to click a long strong click every single time I need to use one of these keys (f1, 1, q, a, z, f11, f12, delete key, and sometimes f2, 2, w, s, x) but now I found the solution. Thank you so much!
I Put the laptop to sleep, removed the battery (while plugged in), and I pressed down on the ribbon cable ( and it didn't bring it out of sleep mode) then I rolled up a sticky note and placed it on top of the cable then the magic happened. All keyboard keys are working.
Last thing I want to say: Is it safe putting a sticky note there for a long time?
I wish I could send it to the Apple store to repair it or replace it.
Rod Hagen, Jason Robb, thank you so much.
11qqaaz22wwssx12qwaszzx << I just play on the keyboard it sound like I'm playing music for me : )
That's great, iMey.
I've never heard of the sticky note causing problems, but if you can get a bit of proper anti-static tape like this to hold it down, it may be better in the long run.
If you can't get it locally it should be easy to find through mail-order.
I gather the "official" repair is often to simply use a bit of anti-static tape anyway!
Message was edited by: Rod Hagen