this is getting ridiculous! Macbook keyboard hel!!!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WillMak, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. WillMak macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    Gah I am having those leoard macbook keyboard roblems like everyone else. Half my keyboard doesn't work. Right now the enter butting isn't working and the letter after O is not working either!! I can't use my external BT keyboard cause it causes my macbook to kernel anic!!!! I'm lucky that my term rojects were due last week when my <letter after O> was still functioning. Now it just seems like things are getting worse! Anyone know a quick solution to this... omg now my question key doesn't work anymore WTF!!!!

    oh yea and since my enter key isn't working I can't google for answers! hel<letter after o>!!!!!
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

    Scarlet Fever

    Jul 22, 2005
    Do you have 3rd party RAM installed? The kernal panics tell me theres some dodgy hardware in there. If there is no 3rd party RAM, take the computer back.
  3. koobcamuk macrumors 68040


    Oct 23, 2006
    Surely you can click "google"
  4. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    To the OP, are you using Leopard? This might be a software issue. Have you taken it to the Apple Store? If they see it, they might offer an exchange, or at least try to fix it. Otherwise, if you can save your data (or image your drive), you might try downgrading to Tiger (or at least doing a fresh install of Leopard) to see if that helps. If it isn't a hardware issue, Tiger should fix it. Leopard is still *way* too buggy for too many people, and you shouldn't have to suffer because of it. It's basically Vista for OS X.
  5. TheSpecialist macrumors 6502

    Jun 11, 2007
    The Netherlands, Europe
    Lol are you serious, this isn't vista where people have to downgrade to XP. Leopard isn't nearly as bad as Vista. Strange how these new members come to bash.
  6. heatmiser macrumors 68020

    Dec 6, 2007
    Are you denying people have downgraded from Leopard to Tiger due to the bugs in Leopard?
  7. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I had that for one day or so and then it went away so mine is ok. It is really annoying when it does happen though. Good Luck!
  8. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

    Sep 12, 2007
    No. It isn't.

    The only problem I've had with this MBP + Leopard is the lack of waking up after sleep on RARE occasions.

    Otherwise it just works, and I bet for 99% of people, it does the same.

    Maybe we should have a "Leopard works perfectly for me" thread to show that its not just people with problems posting hmmmm?

    CR - A Happy Leopard/MBP owner :D
  9. Hmac macrumors 68020

    May 30, 2007
    Midwest USA
    Leopard works perfectly for me, on all four Macs we have here at home.
  10. fsckminix6 macrumors regular

    Sep 14, 2006
    Chicago (847)
    yeah leopard works fine for me too. i have had no problems.
  11. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604


    May 28, 2005
  12. Achaya macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007
    Hampshire, UK

    I'm new to Mac (I have a Macbook Pro)... since about May... I am still running on Tiger because I can't be arsed dealing with all the bugs.

    I still have keyboard problems though. It will, quite often just refuse to work, and certain buttons just stop working all together for days on end! I've given up on my CAPS button... that went within about 2 months of owning my Macbook. I also have a sticky mouse button on the track pad... I have restarted, and restarted, taken the battery out, let it cool down and tried everything. Nothing sorts it out... I live about 2 hours away from any Apple store :( Annyy ideas??

    PS... much happier with it than any PC... despite my rants... Anywho...
  13. khunsanook macrumors 6502


    Jul 2, 2006
    East Asia
    True, it's definitely not Vista, but I do know a handful of people who actually have downgraded to Tiger. For me Leopard's been running fine despite the occasional keyboard freeze which requires a reboot.

    Honestly though, for my uses, Leopard has not been that much of an improvement - a few handy bells and whistles, but that's about it. The lack of Leopard software compatibility keeps me going back to my bootable Tiger backup for certain tasks - but that's mostly not Apple's fault.
  14. WillMak thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jul 29, 2005
    Ok my keyboard decided to work today. And to the Jackass who told me to click googlem I can't click it if I don't have it bookmarked. Anyways this started to happen after I installed leopard I have a first generation macbook with 3rd party ram. Tiger was very stable for me. I hope apple fixes this soon!
  15. Littleodie914 macrumors 68000


    Jun 9, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    I have actually been having problems with my keyboard too, on my Macbook. Just randomly, the keyboard will completely stop working. Clicking the Caps Lock key will *not* light it up. It's not a hardware issue, as logging out and logging back in *DOES* fix the problem, albeit temporarily. :mad:
  16. Achaya macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2007
    Hampshire, UK
    I wish I could say the same about it not being a hardware prob but I have logged in and out and shut the whole thing down a bunch of times and it still doesn't sort itself out! :(
  17. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    It's because you're running Leopard. If they really bug you, go back down to Tiger until they've fixed the Leopard bugs.

    I've had a few bugs in Leopard, and I'm willing to put up with them because I'm an early adopter.

    This is in no way similar to the early Vista adopters, who ended up getting an obviously incomplete OS. Microsoft rushed Vista out before it was officially finished, and then just added the unfinished bits afterwards, claiming they were just supporting Vista users with updates later on.

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