Strange keyboard and trackpad behaviour after crash

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by qoy, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. qoy macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    today my Mavericks crashed while apparently sleeping. At least I put it to sleep before coming home, finding it an unresponsive state; displays were blank and I couldn't SSH in. So I hard-resetted.

    Since then my trackpad isn't working properly anymore: the only thing I can do is move the cursor and click; no gestures, tap to click or secondary clicks!
    Keyboard is working for the most part but also has some sporadic hiccups: pressing keys (mostly Opt-<letter> combinations) trigger volume ups/downs suddenly my displays get mirrored. Somethings obviously wrong but I cant't figure it out.

    Already changed batteries, severals restarts and file system checks. No luck!

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Rebuild it from the recovery partition and restore from backup.
     
  3. qoy thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. blueroom macrumors 603

    blueroom

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    Recovery partition is accessed by pressing CMD+R while booting.

    As for backup, well you could try and external keyboard / mouse and try to backup to an external drive.
     
  5. qoy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ehm, not sure what you mean; isn't it a bit too late to make backups!?

    Anyway I already reset my system...

    Thanks anyway!
     

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