Keyboard Problem with MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TBoneElbow, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. TBoneElbow macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2008
    I was an Apple user a long time ago, then I was in the Windows world for a long time, and now I have both. Purchased MBP in December. Came with Tiger and upgrade disk for Leopard, and now I am running 10.5.1.

    The biggest issue I have is the keyboard seems to go to sleep sometimes and it misses the first letter of what I key after it does. I have not seen the dead keyboard problem that some people reported prior to the 10.5.1 patch, but this "misses the first letter" thing is a big PITA.

    My other major complaint is the lack of a reasonable docking station option. If Apple doesn't want to offer one, fine, but omitting a docking port on the bottom leads to ridiculous products like the Brazil-inspired contraption from BookEndz. Ugh.

    Overall, I don't see much difference between the MBP and PC laptops I've used. There are some nice features in OS X, but there are a bunch of things I don't like, too. With the keyboard problem I'm starting to wonder if I will ever build any affection for the MBP. I would be really unhappy if I had paid for it myself.
  2. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

    Sep 13, 2002
    Surrey, UK
    I have a similar problem, although it's not related to sleep. My MBP (brand new) keyboard sometimes misses certain letters randomly as I'm typing, slightly annoying!!
  3. djinn macrumors 68000


    Oct 4, 2003
    I have noticed that also. Glad to know I'm not the only one.
  4. greenmeanie macrumors 65816


    Jan 22, 2005
    Good luck with that.
    I returned mine 3 times for it and then wanted my money back and they had the nerve to charge me $200.00 restocking fee for defective hardware.
    Lets just say that PMO!
  5. Csmitte macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2007
  6. DocSmitty macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    Lincoln, NE
    This is a fairly well known issue with 10.5.1

    Hope that 10.5.2 fixes.
  7. theLimit macrumors 6502a


    Jan 30, 2007
    up tha holler, acrost tha crick
    When I wake my PowerBook G4 from sleep by opening the lid or clicking the trackpad button or pressing the power button, the keyboard doesn't register the first keystroke when I type in my password. If I wake it by pressing a key on the keyboard, then it registers the following key presses. Currently on Tiger 10.4.11, and it was like this since day one.

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