Built-In Keyboard for Macbook, Doesn't Work With Windows?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bblueblob, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. bblueblob macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,
    I installed the latest boot camp awhile ago to have windows to play my games (The Sims 2, Roller Coaster Tycoon...etc.) Yesterday I tried to install Ages of Empires 3, and as soon as it started up, the graphics were "glitchy" and it was impossible to make out the terrain. After that, I noticed the keyboard (When I was on Windows XP) wasn't working. I can't even type! The only button that works is the "Eject" button. On Mac though, it works perfectly. Any help/suggestions/ideas?:confused:
     
  2. janitorC7 macrumors 6502a

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    It should pick it up, try a reinstall, I really dont see another way
     
  3. tommy-ch macrumors newbie

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    WoW !!!!!

    I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM WITH U GUYS !!!

    My MacBook Spec is :

    White MacBook 13.3 Inch - Widescreen - Gloosy
    INTEL Core 2 Duo - 2.16 GHz
    MEMORY a.k.a. RAM - 1 GB DDR-2 PC-5300
    INTEL 950 Graphics Accelerator Card - up to 224 mb
    2 slots of USB 2.0
    1 slot of FireWire 400

    ive installed windows xp sp 2, sometimes my keyboard works very good and sometimes it useless... >.<

    AND the only button that can be used is "EJECT" button

    please give us some suggestions,ideas,etc...

    any help would be very appreciate


    @janitorc7
    ive re-installed it about 5-6 times... but it DOES same...
     
  4. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Strange...I've had XP SP2 installed on my Core Duo Macbook before and the keyboard worked fine. I even had Vista on there using the XP drivers (before it was officially supported) and the keyboard worked.


    Perhaps there's an issue with the newer revision of Macbooks?
     
  5. tommy-ch macrumors newbie

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    i think so... but when i used windows vista, the keyboard worked fine
    but the problem when i used vista is when i was playing 3d games, every 5 secs would show black screen, but the black screen was only show for less than 1 sec and then gone... >.<

    and... that's why i dont like vista >.<

    is there any update driver for latest macbook for windows xp ??
    what's bout the other people that using windows xp on the latest macbook ?


    please help me...
     
  6. sbluetruck macrumors regular

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  7. viciousmanimal macrumors newbie

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    I hate to revive a dead thread, but has someone figured out a solution to this problem?

    To restate: Sometimes, but not all the time, when I boot up in Windows on my MacBook the keyboard doesn't work. The trackpad works, a USB or bluetooth mouse works, but the keyboard is completely unresponsive to everything. Worse yet, now when I plug in a USB keyboard windows will fail to recognize it.

    I tried checking out the hardware settings under the control panel and it looks like Windows doesn't even recognize that the hardware's there.

    I'm running XP sp3, on a last gen Macbook (2.16 GHz intel core duo). This is a real pain in the ass, so if you have any ideas I'd love to hear them.
     
  8. CWallace macrumors 603

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    My keyboard always works, including the "special" keys like Brightness/Volume/Etc. And I am running SP3 with Windows XP.
     
  9. viciousmanimal macrumors newbie

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    That's very helpful, thank you. :rolleyes:
     

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