MacBook Keyboard Locked- Help Please :(

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by donDEEZY, Mar 17, 2010.

  1. donDEEZY macrumors newbie

    Feb 12, 2010
    I did a password reset on my Macbook by using this process:
    1. Reboot
    2. Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
    3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):
    * mount -uw /
    * rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    * reboot

    Everything went smoothly and it brought me back to the welcome screen where your supposed to create your account and what not. But went I tried to type into the input fields (name, address, email etc.), it wouldnt type anything. Every time I try to type it would make a noise as if it knows im trying to type but nothing shows up. Seems as if the keyboard is locked or something. I know that the keyboard works because it worked fine before I did the reset n plus when I reboot hold apple+s, I can type in the terminal just fine. With that being said, does anyone know how to unlock my keyboard? Ugh this is so frustrating. Thanks to anyone that can help, appreciate it.
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Do you still have your gray restore DVDs or the Snow Leopard (SL) Upgrade DVD?

    If so, boot from it and select Disk Utility under Utilities and perform a permissions repair.

    If that doesn't help, you can always try an Archive and Install procedure, where the old system gets moved into another folder and a new system is being installed. No personal files get lost.

    If you have SL, the Archive and Install method is the standard procedure anyway, but no files get moved, just the system is re-installed.
  3. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    Just curious, why didn't you do "passwd [username]" to reset the existing user's password, and then "reboot" after verifying the password...

    I will +1 on the reinstall, something else got tweaked in single-user mode that shouldn't have...

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