Keyboard and trackpad suddenly go unresponsive, requires force shutdown

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by yarjarrar, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. yarjarrar macrumors member

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    Sometimes while using computer, the entire keyboard and trackpad suddenly go completely unresponsive and I can't do anything. The only button that works is the power button. It's so annoying because I have to do an emergency shutdown and I hate doing that. Is there any relief?
     
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  3. celticpride678

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    I have also noticed this with Snow Leopard. I already tried an SMC Reset, but will try it again later today.
     
  4. yarjarrar thread starter macrumors member

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    I did the reset thing and have been using it for about a minute now without the problem. Woohoo! If anything goes whacky I'll post back. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. m85476585 macrumors 65816

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    I've had that happen when I walk up to my MBP across carpet and discharge static into the touchpad. Touching the aluminum first prevents it.

    Have you tried a USB or bluetooth mouse or keyboard to reboot without forcing it?
     
  6. yarjarrar thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah I've tried a usb mouse and it works when trackpad and keyboard freeze. I guess I can just use that to restart if it freezes again.
     
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