ReallY Random Issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mmagbee, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. mmagbee macrumors member

    Feb 16, 2009
    On occasion, my "3" key stop functioning. Yea, i know what your thinking... replace the keyboard. Well here is the "random" part. Not only will the 3 key not work, but if I do a num lock 3... that does not work either.
    BUT..... if i am in VMWARE linux, the 3 Keys always work.

    I make do, and is not mission critical... but would like to know .
    Thanks .
  2. tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    Put Snow Leopard dvd in(assuming thats what your using) and reinstall snow leopard. It wont remove your files and should fix the system files.
  3. BJB Productions macrumors 65816

    BJB Productions

    Nov 10, 2008
    Very incorrect info here. If you have Snow Leopard, you can't do an Archive and Install. It will wipe ALL your data when you do an install. I would suggest first trying some more simple things such as a PRAM reset and repairing the permissions.
  4. tjb1, Jan 27, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2011

    tjb1 macrumors 68000

    Aug 26, 2010
    Pennsylvania, USA
    #4 doesnt erase anything. Maybe you should learn what your talking about, you have to format the disk to erase something and SNOW LEOPARD DOESNT DO THAT ON INSTALL. You put the DVD in and hit install, it reinstalls system files.

    Wait...wait first line! Here it comes!!!

    Reinstalling Mac OS X

    Under some circumstances, you may need to reinstall Mac OS X. You can reinstall Mac OS X while keeping your files and user settings intact.

    And a picture in case you missed it...

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