hey there, so, my macbook pro's (late 2008) keyboard and trackpad stopped working about a month ago. i've been trying to get it working again, but to no avail. :/ it initially stopped working when i updated my software. it got stuck on the startup screen after restarting from the install, so i had to hard shut down and restart. when i turned it back on my keyboard and trackpad didn't work. i restarted again and it worked. since then it's been going in and out and now it's finally stopped working all together. since i'm pretty sure it's a software issue i wanted to reformat my computer. problem is that i can't hold down the option key to boot it from my install disk! any ideas? ...oh, and i had to type all this from my usb mouse, and type each key on the keyboard viewer... my index finger hurts.