Help! Mouse and keyboard is freezing on "wake-up" or "start-up"

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  1. tkjazzer macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    My computer started acting funny yesterday. I have a MacBook Pro Intel Core 2 Duo running Tiger 10.4.11.

    It started when I couldn't get my computer to eject my external HD. I tried closing every program and I just could not get it to say I could properly eject.

    So I shut down and removed it.

    Then when I started up, my keyboard was jammed on startup. Mouse was jammed too.

    I tried shutting the lid and opening it... nothing.

    I tried power shutting down and opening it... nothing.

    Then I plugged the power cord in... repeated the opening and closing, powering down and starting up and EVENTUALLY, it unfroze and I could use the track pad and keyboard.

    Phew, but then it has been happening again. on lid closing or start up. It just happened when I "woke it up" from this morning. frozen keyboard and mouse at log in. I restarted and then it started working.

    Please help! What could be causing my computer symptoms? I think it is software. How do I see what I've installed in the last week to see if I did something to mess it up.
     
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  3. tkjazzer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yes, the taking of the battery out and holding the power button does seem to fix the problem.

    HOWEVER, the same problem continues to happen more than 75% of the time when I put the computer to sleep.

    2 thoughts:

    1) newer parallels 3.0 is causing it (recently installed). and parallels is often open when I shut the lid.
    2) something to do with the powercord being plugged in or not.

    I notice it mainly when I put it to sleep with power plugged in and then wake it up on battery power or vice-versa.

    Is anyone else having problems like this that happen often?
     
  4. tkjazzer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i can i run Hardware diagnostics with another mac's startup disk?

    my disk is 40 min away by car.

    can i use a 10.5 start up disk on my 10.4.11 MBP?
     

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