Strange 15" Retina MBP Typing Glitch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by outsidethebox, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. outsidethebox macrumors member

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    I've had a recurring issue (that I can't reproduce purposely) where on many occasions the typing will "freeze" in almost any application.

    For up to a minute, any key will not work on command, and some of the time one of the pressed keys will appear after ~10 seconds. It can get really frustrating when I'm writing something, and I'm hesitant to bring it to the Apple Store precisely because I can't reproduce it.

    Has anyone else experienced something similar or found the cause?
     
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  3. supersalo macrumors 6502

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    Look at the output of 'Console' right after it happens. It should give you a clue on where to look next.

    Does it always happen in the same app?
     
  4. shansoft macrumors 6502

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    I have the same problem.

    It only happens on rMBP so far from what I am testing.
     
  5. Shaunyac macrumors regular

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    I also have the same problem on my rmbp, I'll be typing away and it'll freeze, usually it's instantly produce the last few letters I've typed. Like it's hung up and it's trying to catch up with what you're typing.
     
  6. outsidethebox thread starter macrumors member

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    I will have to give this a try... never used the console before, but at this point I don't know what else to do.
     
  7. lightz39 macrumors regular

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    That's because it probably is? What else are you doing when this happens?
     
  8. M5RahuL macrumors 68020

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  9. MacVidCards Suspended

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    Using Safari on Ebay site will cause it 10/10 times.

    I expect an update to something will fix it eventually.
     
  10. Shaunyac macrumors regular

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    I'm not doing anything cpu intesive at all, it's usually when I'm typing in Chrome and all I have running is that & spotify. It's definitely not right as my 5 year old laptop never hung up whilst typing.
     
  11. iDutchman macrumors 6502a

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    I've had the same issue together with heavy lag when doing Quicktime screen recording.

    Mine's in now for a logic board replacement.. :rolleyes:
     
  12. zakee00 macrumors regular

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  14. mh` macrumors newbie

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    Same here. Almost positive it's related to GPU usage and/or switching.
     
  15. leecbaker macrumors newbie

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    Same problem, but on a 13 inch. Anyone called apple about it?
     

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