Apple Fixes Keyboard Freezing on MacBook and MacBook Pros

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by Bern, Dec 18, 2007.

  1. Bern macrumors 68000


    Nov 10, 2004
    This update addresses a responsiveness issue on MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook computers. Some MacBook and MacBook Pro systems may occasionally experience a temporary suspension of keyboard input which can last a minute or longer. The Mac OS X 10.5.1 update is required before installing the MacBook, MacBook Pro Software Update 1.1.

    Get in Software Update :)
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    I'm not gonna install this first ignored update :)
  3. MichaelThomas macrumors member

    Feb 3, 2007

    My girlfriend shall be EXTREMELY happy about this.
  4. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001
    Apple Fixes Keyboard Freezing on MacBook and MacBook Pros


    Apple has released MacBook, MacBook Pro Software Update 1.1 today which addresses a keyboard-freezing issue seen by many MacBook and MacBook Pro users under Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard:
    Article Link
  5. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    A bit of a premature headline, we don't know if it the iMac freezing original fix...
  6. Renko31 macrumors member

    Mar 17, 2004
    North Yorkshire, UK
    Will it fix command line inputs when using RDC

    Hi. I use Microsoft RDC (Remote Desktop Connection) to connect to my work laptop (I have to use Windows for work, but I might as well display it on my Mac and keep all my Mac stuff handy - plus I can use all the Mac shortcuts which helps stop my brain getting confuddled). If I am in the command line interface - which isn't often but a few times tonight) the keyboard seems to behave very oddly - no '\' and I had to have caps lock on to press shift and get a capital letter. This could of course be any of the following:-
    a) Windows is useless
    b) RDC is still Beta
    c) for some reason the MacBook keyboard just isn't compatible with Windows/command line interface
    d) something I haven't thought of
    e) all of the above

    Just felt like sharing .... !:)

  7. ariza910 macrumors regular

    Oct 19, 2002
    So Cal
    so does this fix the non-responsive keyboard after waking from deep sleep? or the issue where the first few key strokes are not recognized?
  8. SimonTheSoundMa macrumors 6502a

    Aug 6, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    My poor MBP no longer suffers from dyslexia! :)

    ariza, first key press seems to be fixed here, rare I get the unresponsive keyboard though so I can't test right now.

    Safari is snappier after update.
  9. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502


    Sep 13, 2007
    What about the screen freezing issues that Tiger users like myself are experiencing with MBP's? :apple:
  10. killydoon macrumors newbie

    Dec 30, 2006
    Ballinagh, Ireland
    MacBook Pro keyboard update

    Installed the keyboard update without problems. It took about 2 minutes after it finished the install before the system came back up but have had no problems since. Had some intermittent keyboard problems before but none so far with the upgrade.
  11. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    eh.... Were santa rosa users the only people having this issue or was it all Macbooks/ Pro from core duo up to core duo2?
    Because I have a Core Duo MBP with the update yet I've never had an issue with the keyboard.

    Just curios
  12. macinfojunkie macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2005
    Seeing as RDC is still in beta, have you tried submitting a bug report to Microsoft? Since Mac OS has substantial keyboard differences with the remote Windows OS, I'd be inclined to think that this is an issue with the way the RDC application is translating Mac commands to windows commands.

    • Have you tried connecting via RDC from another Windows PC? If that works then we can probably conclude that Windows is not useless.
    • Have you tried connecting with the older version of RDC that was not in beta?
    • Have you tried connecting from a different Mac?
    • Are the language settings of both machines the same?

    All of the above might yield a clue as to the issue, but I'd be surprised if it is going to be fixed by an Apple patch. I've experienced similar quirks when connecting Mac-Pc or PC-Mac using various remote connection tools like VNC etc. and usually the issues have been down to a bug in the application or a config setting affecting the way that keyboard commands are translated.
  13. dswoodley macrumors 6502a

    Jul 18, 2002
  14. macinfojunkie macrumors regular


    Jun 4, 2005
    I've had that same issue on my 2.33 Ghz C2D MBP since I got it. I never let the machine sleep because of that as I always have to cold power down which I don't like doing. How hard can it be for Apple to make that feature work? I have a Dell machine for work which cost a quarter of the cash and that seems much more reliable in this regard. Come on Apple! [puts on fireproof vest]
  15. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
  16. ltldrummerboy macrumors 68000


    Oct 15, 2007
    I haven't installed yet, but I have had this problem on my month old macbook. Closing the lid and opening it back up has worked every time so far, but is still annoying. I hope this update works.
  17. tiagocarraro macrumors newbie

    Oct 24, 2007
    Florianópolis - South Brazil
    Santa Rosa Macbook

    I only experienced this problem once in my santa rosa macbook, and it didn't last more than a few seconds! After the first leopard update, it never happened again. People are still having this problem?
    It seems to happen quite randomly, right?
  18. MidiMonk macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2007

    wheres the fix for 10.4 users, Apple this is beyond belief that a top flight laptop will not always register the first key typed.Plus, cannot stay connected via wireless for more than a few minutes on a good day :mad:
  19. WhySoSerious macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    wtf...? i click on software update and it's not detecting anything for me to update. it says i'm already up to date on everything.

    am i missing something here? why is it not picking up this "update" apple released. can someone pls post an image of what is to be updated...? :confused:

    edit: ahh....i'm on tiger...maybe it's because it's only for leopard. ghey as ghey can get. stick a peppermint candy cane up my @zz and shove me on my way.
  20. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Direct download link to update:

  21. philgilder macrumors 68000

    Sep 30, 2007
    I didnt even realise I had this issue
    I knew about the unresponsivness from sleep, but I thought the first key not being picked up was just typing badly
    hopefully thisll fit it! :)
  22. sixth macrumors 6502

    Aug 16, 2006
    Now if they only fixed that stupid Quicktime update.
  23. abrooks macrumors 6502a

    Sep 18, 2004
    London, UK
    To my memory the initial iMac update didn't openly advertise that it fixed the problem, it was just assumed.
  24. Sandpiper macrumors newbie

    Dec 18, 2007
    The colors of my screen (MBP) seem to be changed a bit after i installed the update. anyone else has this?
    also the mouse pointer can be moved a pixel too far left and up, but maybe it was already like this before the update and i'm just noticing it now..
  25. big_malk macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2005
    Similar issue on Mac Pro?

    Recently I've been having an issue on my Mac Pro which sounds similar. For no apparent reason my BlueTooth Apple keyboard and mighty mouse stop working for up to a minute, is this issue exclusively MacBook and MacBook Pros?
    Before I go off looking to track down the source of this annoyance :)

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