Desperate for help!!!

Discussion in 'macOS Mojave (10.14)' started by vix2000, Oct 14, 2018.

  1. vix2000 macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    after installing Mojave I had bad keyboard issues rendering the MBA unusable. The only option was to erase the ssd and downgrade to high Sierra. I made a bootable usb but it wasn’t recognised in recovery so I had to revert to lion the original operating system. Unfortunately, to do this I need to sign in to my Apple ID, and as the @ key isn’t working I can’t do it. This is turning into a nightmare, can anyone give me any suggestions please?
  2. verdejt macrumors 6502


    Jul 19, 2011
    Central Florida
    Get a cheap Mac compatible USB keyboard and you should be ok.
  3. stevemiller macrumors 68000

    Oct 27, 2008
    some things to maybe try:

    -in the status bar in the top right if there is the little flag for input sources, see if you can open keyboard preferences and show the onscreen keyboard

    -if that doesn't work I think there is an option to access the terminal in recovery mode. the command: open -a KeyboardViewer might work to get the onscreen keyboard as well?

    if you get the viewer, it doesn't show @ by default, but should appear in the viewer if you hold down shift (assuming that key works!)

    good luck!
  4. vix2000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    thanks, will try both suggestions, fingers crossed
  5. vix2000 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 27, 2010
    image.jpg So, I’ve just bought a usb keyboard and good news, it works. Bad news is that the original is x is Lion and after signing in to my Apple ID to reinstall this is what I get
  6. Riwam macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2014
    Basel, Switzerland
    This is very common at the begin of a download. The indicated time gets shorter and shorter until it reaches an acceptable value to finish the download.
    One should not be scared by ridiculous long time values which might appear at the very beginning of a download.

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