3 Replies Latest reply: Jan 1, 2013 11:13 AM by BDAqua
maczeff Level 1 (0 points)

My machine is a Macbook Pro with 320G HD, 2.8Ghz, 4G RAM.  OS became corrupted, so backed up everything, erased disk and reinstalled Leopard.  After installation of Leopard and after choosing country and keyboard type, when I attempt to type anything using keyboard (name, apple ID, etc), the process restarts with the welcome X and music.  The keyboard does not type - is unresponsive.  I cannot get past the third welcome window asking for Apple ID, since I cannot type anything.  There were no keyboard issues before reinstall.  Also ran a HW check and found nothing.  Anyone seen this and/or have any ideas?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6), reinstall on an erased disk
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    Could be many things, we should start with this...


    "Try Disk Utility


    1. Insert the Mac OS X Install disc, then restart the computer while holding the C key.

    2. When your computer finishes starting up from the disc, choose Disk Utility from the Installer menu at top of the screen. (In Mac OS X 10.4 or later, you must select your language first.)

    *Important: Do not click Continue in the first screen of the Installer. If you do, you must restart from the disc again to access Disk Utility.*

    3. Click the First Aid tab.

    4. Select your Mac OS X volume.

    5. Click Repair Disk, (not Repair Permissions). Disk Utility checks and repairs the disk."




    Then try a Safe Boot, (holding Shift key down at bootup), run Disk Utility in Applications>Utilities, then highlight your drive, click on Repair Permissions, reboot when it completes.


    (Safe boot may stay on the gray radian for a long time, let it go, it's trying to repair the Hard Drive.)

  • maczeff Level 1 (0 points)

    Issue resolved  Reinstalled OS on new HD.  Thanks

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,227 points)

    Good work, thanks for the report!