MacBook Delayed Keys (Volume, Brightness)

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Derrick Velasco, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Derrick Velasco macrumors regular

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    Hi

    Whenever I press on the volume key or brightness, I have to hold it down for 3 seconds for it to change, it didn't do that before, I messed it up, can it be fixed?

    Please and Thank You.
     
  2. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    What model laptop? Spill anything on it, ever?

    Still under warranty?
     
  3. Derrick Velasco thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's a new MacBook. (aluminum)

    But I know I caused it, idk how but I did.

    Please help :(

    EDIT: Nothing was spilled on it or dropped.
     
  4. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    If you didnt do anything to damage the computer how are you so sure 'you caused it'??

    Have you tried this???
     
  5. Derrick Velasco thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks... I don't know the SMC thing seems to complicated.

    This is awful, it's not the computer, I did something to it and now it's like this...
     
  6. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    You asked for help. I suggested something for you to do and you say "thats to complicated"!?

    Well good luck fixing your problem then

    By the way I know removing the battery and restarting the computer is soooo complicated!
     
  7. atszyman macrumors 68020

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    I assume you've restarted and you don't seem to have any frozen apps.

    The SMC reset isn't hard at all.

     
  8. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Thats what I'm saying. He probably didnt even read far enough down to get to the part about how to do it.
     
  9. Derrick Velasco thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, your right, I asked for help, I will try it. Thanks.
     
  10. Derrick Velasco thread starter macrumors regular

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    Tried it correctly, did not work.

    Delayed Keys are fine I guess.
     
  11. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    Did you try re-installing the OS, on top of what you already have installed (instead of wiping it clean)? Its generally, not too tough a thing to do, boot the computer with the Leopard DVD inside, hold the C key when booting, and I think there's the option to install/repair the installation.

    Somebody else chime in on this please? :D
     

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