View Full Version : anyone's laptop's keyboard & trackpad stop responding???

Aug 4, 2011, 08:28 PM
it just happened on my macbook air running lion. to make them work again, i had to close the lid and open it again. weird. lion bug or issue with my laptop?

Aug 4, 2011, 09:41 PM
It's probably a bug if you've never had it happen when running previous versions of OS X. I myself have not experienced this problem.

Aug 4, 2011, 09:58 PM
i just got my macbook air so i haven't used anything before lion on it.

Aug 5, 2011, 12:23 AM
The same thing happens to me if I also have a wireless Logitech MX 3200 keyboard attached, with the receiver through the USB port. All I do is press the power button and the keyboard and trackpad come back. This is on a MacBook 4,1.


Aug 5, 2011, 06:50 AM
Yep, my keyboard stops responding on a daily basis. Putting it to sleep and waking it again fixes the problem, it's very annoying! When the keyboard isn't responding, I can still use Alt and other modifier keys as far as I can remember, but I can't type anywhere.

I have no problems with my trackpad, however.

The Bronx Bull
Aug 5, 2011, 07:16 AM
I had a similar problem, but it only seemed to be happening in Pages and a couple other apps. The culprit was the "Better Touch Tool" (which I love)... the fix is that there is an update out for it; select the Better Touch Tool icon and go to "Check for updates." That solved my problem..

Aug 5, 2011, 07:49 AM
Don't have BTT installed.

Aug 5, 2011, 09:10 AM
Don't have BTT installed.

Me neither.

Aug 5, 2011, 01:01 PM
If you also have a USB in your keyboard for a mouse, then this might help:

I saw a post in another forum here where one person removed the usb drive for their MX mouse and it fixed it. About an hour ago I also removed the usb drive that was in my keyboard, then tried a Restart, and happy to say it started fine and without a problem. Now, mind you, this was just one Restart but I am thinking that was my problem. I should note every time before on Restart I would get a popup saying they couldn't find my "keyboard," which is wired but had the mouse USB in it. And I guess that is what it was referring to, that it couldn't find my mouse.

Sep 13, 2011, 05:21 AM
this has been happening to my MacBook pro as well off late. i'm not sure whats happening.

Sep 27, 2011, 11:01 PM
Just happened on my brand new MBP running lion for the first time, and it was shortly (not immediately) after the battery ran out and it woke up from hibernation after I plugged it in.