Keyboard suddenly stops working for 5 minutes

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by neuroschizl, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. neuroschizl macrumors newbie

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    My native keyboard (built into the laptop) will suddenly stop responding to any input for about 5 minutes. It will then start responding just as randomly as it stopped. I cannot identify any correlation with any activity I am doing.

    Anybody run into this problem and/or have a solution?

    My system: MacbookPro early 2013, running 10.11.2.
     
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68000

    Partron22

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    Have you tried shaking the thing, or giving it a sharp whack?
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    The internal keyboard uses part of the USB bus. Do you have any external USB devices attached?
    Could be storage, could be a mouse or something else like an external hub?

    Does the keyboard die completely - Does the Caps Lock key light when you press that?
     

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