RMBP - Alpha/Numeric Keys Non-Functional!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by markp99, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. markp99 macrumors member

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    In the middle of migrating my work stuff from my old Dell laptop, my RMBP suddenly glitched on me.

    None of the alpha/numeric keys are functional. However, function keys, arrow keys, trackpad are all functional. Further, hitting an alpha key will WAKE the sleeping RMBP. Same effect on the external keyboard.

    I booted into recovery and was able to use the keyboard as normal. So, SW, not hardware I assume.

    Is there some sort of KEYLOCK option on a Mac. I am a total Mac newb.

    Any suggestions??
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    The only key lock I know off is the "Caps Lock" that is it, unless you have a numerical wired keyboard hooked to your Mac.
     
  3. ColoArtist macrumors regular

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    The only thing I can think of is that somehow the glitch turned on "mouse keys". It's in the System Preferences-->Universal Access-->Mouse & Trackpad-->Mouse Keys, ON.

    When it's on the keyboard keys won't work, but the function keys will.

    :apple:
     
  4. markp99 thread starter macrumors member

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    Nope, Mouse Keys OFF.
     
  5. katmeef macrumors 6502

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    Can you use the mouse/trackpad to enable screen sharing and VNC from another machine in order to try creating a new user account?
     
  6. ColoArtist macrumors regular

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    Even though it's off, maybe the setting is hosed and mouse keys is functioning.

    Try this...the keys around the "I" key will move the cursor a little each time the key is hit. Try hitting the 8 and the "k" and see if the cursor goes up and down.

    :apple:
     
  7. markp99 thread starter macrumors member

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    Re-installed Lion, no reformat. Everything seems OK now.
     

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