Macbook’s Lazy Keyboard Under Leopard

zzz.jpgYesterday was a nightmare of a computing day for me. Along with my Ubuntu box not wanting to restart (which was my fault, I upgraded the kernel without upgrading the video drivers, sigh) my Macbook’s keyboard would not work intermittently. At first I thought it was faulty hardware until I looked online and found a whole slew of people with the same problem.Apparently the keyboard likes to go to sleep under Leopard. Appleinsider.com is reporting that the keyboard disappears from Apple’s System Profiler utility. Third party software has been ruled out as people with 2 week old fresh Leopard installs are reporting the same issue. There’s no official fix out yet, only temporary solutions workarounds. You can…

  • Use an external usb keyboard
  • Press and hold a key until the keyboard wakes up again
  • Open and close the lid
  • Reboot (eg. The Windows Solution) and hope it doesn’t come back.

Hopefully Apple fixes this soon, feels like the freezing issue all over again. Which actually hasn’t happened since I’ve upgraded to Leopard! Update!

 About MacBook, MacBook Pro Software Update 1.1  

This update addresses a responsiveness issue on MacBook and MacBook Pro notebook computers. Some MacBook and MacBook Pro systems may occasionally experience a temporary suspension of keyboard input which can last a minute or longer. The Mac OS X 10.5.1 update is required before installing the MacBook, MacBook Pro Software Update 1.1. Download 

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