1st Gen MacBook Air - Keyboard and Trackpad not responding!!! HELP!

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by bartman-chinese, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. bartman-chinese
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    macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2006
    Hong Kong: Asia's World City
    Hi all,

    I just got back from an 8-day long trip to mainland China and when I got back I realized that I had left my MBA unplugged and in sleep mode. When I came back, I opened the lid and found that hitting the keys on the keyboard didn't work. Then I realized that the battery was probably completely out of charge. After I plugged it in, I opened the lid again and hit the power button. The device powered up but after it got to the login screen I could not type my password in or move the cursor. I tried plugging in a USB mighty mouse but it still wouldn't register. I was replacing some of the USB driver files on the MBA before I left and I think that might be the problem. How do I fix this if there's no network boot or firewire? I think my warranty might be voided too because it's had a few nasty bumps... but I don't think that's what's causing the problem.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. a-macdb
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    macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2009
    same problem

    i had the same problem, you can take over your screen with another mac. i re-installed the mac os-x and put a time machine volume back that is what it did for me. if you put the install disk in it and press c with a boot all works fine!

    (probably the things that aren't working are: trackpad, keyboard, usb, bluetooth.)
  3. SFStateStudent
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    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    Well, the problem sounds like you can't even get enough power to it? If that's NOT the problem, then I would suggest verifying disk permissions; repair disk permissions; reset the PRAM, via Remote Disk from another computer that can read your reinstall discs. A few bumps, scratches, and USB driver removals will not void your warranty. Get it into the Apple Store as soon as possible...:eek:

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