Keyboard Not Working! PLEASE HELP!!

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  1. ryanprgti macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I accidently deleted a system folder called KeyBoard Layouts that contains the file AppleKeyBoardLayouts.bundle. This is located at /System/Library/Keyboard Layouts/AppleKeyboardLayouts.bundle. After google searching my way through the web I tried several things. This is what i have done.


    1. The folder KeyBoard Layouts is acctually inside my trash can but when I right click the folder to restore the contents it asks me for the password... and guess what?... I can't !@#$ write my password because my keyboard does not work.

    2. I was able to located the file AppleKeyboardlayouts.bundle in the web and downloaded it but again when i try an copy it inside the system folders it asks me to authenticate with my password.

    3. I tried reformatting the whole computer and installing a clean install but again it asks me for my password to proceed with the install.

    4. I have a backup using Time Machine but when I try and copy the file or use Migration Assistance it asks me for the password and again i'm stuck.

    Please help me with this.... I'm Going CRAZY!!:eek::eek::eek::eek:
    Any help will be greatly appreciated....
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    I am sorry, that is just unfortunate, and quite ironic. Check out this site, it should help linky. It's about how to get the onscreen keyboard.
     
  3. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Can you temporarily change permissions on /System/Library so that you can restore the file without having to authenticate?
     
  4. ryanprgti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tks for the reply... I tried the keyboard viewer option but it did not work. I guess they share the same files?
     
  5. ryanprgti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried but it asked for the password to change the permissions... Tks
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Try booting from the OS installation disk and restoring from time machine, provided that time machine hasn't backed it up without the file
     
  7. ryanprgti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do i boot from cd without having keyboard funcionality? By os installation disk you mean Snow Leopard install disk or the original installation disk that came with the 24" intel imac
     
  8. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Of course it did. Sorry about that.

    I wonder if you'd have a keyboard if you booted in Single User mode? If you did, and if the folder you need is still in your Trash, then the fix would be easy.
     
  9. mooblie macrumors 6502

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    Sort it out with remote screen sharing from another Mac?
     
  10. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Maybe, but he'd need to enable screen sharing in Preferences --> Sharing. And if that preference pane is locked, he'd need to type ...

    Worth a look/try.
     
  11. ryanprgti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I already tried remote screen sharing and was able to connect to the computer but the keyboard still does not work. :eek:
     
  12. LPZ macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I guess I expected that, since presumably the keypresses made remotely still have to be processed locally.

    Have you tried booting in Single User mode to see if your keyboard works there?
     
  13. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Archive and Install from your OS X install discs.

    Pop the DVD in the machine and reboot with the C key held down on the keyboard.
     
  14. ryanprgti thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks so much!!! This worked!! I thought it was not going to work but it did!!! :)
    Tks to everybody that replied to this thread!! Greatly Appreicated!!
     

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