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Question: After update to 10.13.3, the keyboard fails to operate on OS login

I recently upgraded the software on my iMac to macOS High Sierra v10.13.3 and unfortunately, on the login screen after coming out of sleep mode the password field is not responsive on the wireless keyboard. A few mouse clicks are recorded then stops erraticlly. At first I thought it was the batteries and so I replaced them and it worked. But now it is happening again the following day and the only way to stop it is to disconnect the keyboard and reconnect. I never had any issues with this prior to the software update! The only workaround is to reboot the computer. Greg H.

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The link below might help.

macOS Sierra: If keys on your keyboard don’t work

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Mar 12, 2018 7:43 PM in response to ghend In response to ghend

Restart the computer holding down the command - option/alt - P - R keys before the gray screen appears. Continue to hold until you hear the startup chime for the second time. You may need to do this 2-3 times.


Try a SMC reset. The article covers when this is required, but doing this will not affect anything.

Reset SMC

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Question: After update to 10.13.3, the keyboard fails to operate on OS login