Keys controlling brightness, sound, etc not working!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 064629009, Nov 18, 2010.

  1. 064629009 macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2010
    I've had my MBP since June and all of a sudden, the keys controlling the brightness, volume, backlight, etc. don't work (none of them do).
    And when I go to my settings to check under "keyboard", I get the rainbow wheel cursor (if this is related).
  2. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    try holding alt-r and command-p down when you boot. Itll reset the PRAM
  3. 064629009, Nov 18, 2010
    Last edited: Nov 18, 2010

    064629009 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 8, 2010
    Thanks, I'll try that, but now the power button (to get the shut down/restart window) isn't working either, is there any other way to turn it off?

    Edit: Just realized that if the power button doesn't work, it won't turn back on either. I guess I bring it to the Apple store (still have AppleCare)?
  4. kgeier82 macrumors 65816

    Feb 18, 2008
    Or just never turn it off. OF COURSE BRING IT TO THE STORE.

  5. MacLime macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    For future information i have had this problem too, it is simply a glitch and you can simply sort it by holding power button to force quit and then turn you laptop back on, you don't need to worry about it not starting up again. :D

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