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

    Jul 27, 2007
    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


    Feb 10, 2006
    North Hollywood, CA
    It should pick it up, try a reinstall, I really dont see another way
  3. tommy-ch macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2007
    WoW !!!!!


    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

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


    Aug 30, 2006
    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

    Jul 31, 2007
    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


    Jul 25, 2007
    Wisconsin der hey
  7. viciousmanimal macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2008
    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


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    My keyboard always works, including the "special" keys like Brightness/Volume/Etc. And I am running SP3 with Windows XP.
  9. viciousmanimal macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2008
    That's very helpful, thank you. :rolleyes:

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