Keybaord - arrow key lockup

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Done-on-a-Mac, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Done-on-a-Mac macrumors member

    Apr 1, 2006
    My problem is very minor though irritating.

    When I type for the first time after not using my mac and I use my arrow keys, my will keyboard lock up. The cursor stops blinking and nothing happens for about 3 - 5 seconds.

    It happens when I type in online forums, NEO Office, textedit or anything. I've tried Diskwarrior, Techtool Pro 4, and many other maintenance programs.

    I've put up with it for over a year since I got my G5 iMac. It's bugging me to no end these days.

    Anyone else have this problem or know of a fix?

    - Scott
  2. iSee macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2004
    Maybe your hard drive is spinning down.
    Try setting the hard drive to NOT go to sleep.
    (I think: System Preferences --> Energy Saver --> somewhere in there)

    I had a similar issue when I booted to my iPod (I had OS X installed on it). The iPod, I guess, is very aggressive about putting the hard drive to sleep. (Anyway, it didn't seem like the iPod honored this system setting, but maybe since you are booting off a normal hard drive it will.) Also, with my iPod, if i listened very carefully, I could hear the hard drive spinning up over the 3-5 sec delay, so maybe you could try listening for your hard drive if its audible.

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