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Shit. Shitshitshitshitshit.
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MacBook Pro Keyboard unresponsive
Built-in keyboard trackpad not working
Dead keyboard trackpad macbook pro

I just experienced the thing described here:
http://www.macworld.com/forums/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=0&Number=494077&an=0&page=0

System went to sleep while running BitRocket with some other stuff open, connected over Apple's VPN PPTP.

When I turned it back on, I found the keyboard and trackpad didn't respond anymore. I shrugged and force-rebooted the system (Ah! Side note, the power button causes the shutdown prompt to appear!). However, after restarting several times, my keyboard and trackpad still don't work. It's almost as if there's no power going to the keyboard - no response when I hit the caps lock or num lock button.

USB devices work though - I'm using a usb mouse and keyboard right now, courtesy of our school's computer lab. Must stalk older building for keyboards being thrown away. Have waterproof usb keyboard, but I hate the touch of that thing.

Going to try a System Management Controller (SMC) reset*. Here's to hoping that works for me. ::knocks on the table::
*http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=303319

Problem noted here: http://www.mymac.com/showarticle.php?do=something&id=1780

[edit]
Nope, didn't work. Damn. Next: Firmware restore cd found here: http://www.apple.com/support/downloads/firmwarerestorationcd13.html

[edit 08/23/2007 2pm]
No good. Firmware restore not for macbook pro with core 2 duo. No good. Poop. Have called Apple and arranged to ship it in. Again. Already. ::sighs::

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marbenais From: marbenais Date: August 23rd, 2007 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry that Ernmas got the idea to make your MacBook Pro misbehave.

The power button has caused the shutdown prompt to appear for a while on mine.

With Ernmas, the trackpad DID work, but that didn't help much.
The only way I got the keyboard to respond was to repeatedly play with the page-up and page-down functions (the fn and up/down arrow buttons).
I know that's weird, but that's the ONLY thing that worked.
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