New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus ē Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts ē Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

Mouse and keyboard take 8 minutes to work..


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
rezzbo

 
Member Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posts: 5
rezzbo is on a distinguished road

rezzbo is offline
Hi all,
I just purchased a macbook pro with a strange problem.. the mouse and keyboard take exactly 8 minutes and 30 seconds to begin working after OS X 10.6.7 has booted up (the mouse will move around the screen and the screen will brighten if it has dimmed, but it cannot interact with the dock or the top menu). This is present in OS X as well as in the installation program and when booting from an external drive. It is not present in the bootcamp partition with windows 7, however (thatís to say, the mouse and keyboard work immediately on boot up when booting into windows 7).
Iíve tried several things already: changing ram, resetting nvram and pram, resetting SMC, applying new thermal paste to cpu and video card, swapping out the i/o board, re-installing the operating system, re-flowing the main chips on the logic board, cleaning out the fans and heat sink fins, changing the battery, changing the charger.. I think that about covers it. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? I do not believe the problem is the keyboard/trackpad because it works perfectly when booted into windows seven.. plus works fine after the 8 mins 30 secs on OS X.
QUOTE Thanks
rezzbo

 
Member Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posts: 5
rezzbo is on a distinguished road

rezzbo is offline
Help..
QUOTE Thanks
harryb2448

 
harryb2448's Avatar
 
Member Since: Nov 28, 2007
Location: Nambucca Heads Australia
Posts: 17,541
harryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond reputeharryb2448 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac i5 2.7GHz OS X.9.4 and OS X.10

harryb2448 is offline
Be patient no second post after one minute. Is this a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse or USB?

Wondering if Windows 7 is the culprit as I set Ultimate up on my Mac Pro and used with Bluetooth keyboard and Mighty Mouse. When back in Snow Leopard the mouse is very unresponsive and scrolling is painfully slow. Later today am going into Windows 7 Ultimate, and using wired keyboard and mouse deleting Bluetooth to see what happens.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
QUOTE Thanks
rezzbo

 
Member Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posts: 5
rezzbo is on a distinguished road

rezzbo is offline
Hi Harry, thank you for the response. No, this is the built-in keyboard and built-in trackpad. I tried plugging in a usb mouse and it exhibited the same symptoms.
QUOTE Thanks
dtravis7

 
dtravis7's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 04, 2005
Location: Modesto, Ca.
Posts: 27,629
dtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond reputedtravis7 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: iMac 2.4 C2D 10.9.4, iMac 2.16 C2d 10.6.8, Macbook2007 10.8.4, Mac Mini 10.8.4, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!

dtravis7 is offline
That is a strange issue for sure. Try Resetting the PRAM. Not sure if it will fix it but can't hurt. Shut down, then hit power and right after the startup sound, hold Command+Option+P+R keys all at the same time. Keep them down till you hear a 2nd startup sound.

Also resetting the PMU might help. Not sure on the MBP how to do that but I am sure someone else knows.
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 26,744
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by rezzbo View Post
Hi all,
I just purchased a macbook pro with a strange problem.. the mouse and keyboard take exactly 8 minutes and 30 seconds to begin working after OS X 10.6.7 has booted up (the mouse will move around the screen and the screen will brighten if it has dimmed, but it cannot interact with the dock or the top menu).

I do not believe the problem is the keyboard/trackpad because it works perfectly when booted into windows seven.. plus works fine after the 8 mins 30 secs on OS X.
One VERY important detail you did not mention is how old or what model MacBook Pro is this. From the way your post is written...this could either be a brand new MacBook Pro...or it could be an older MacBook Pro...that is "new" to you.

If it is an older model (new to you)...it's possible that the hard drive is going bad. If it's a brand new MacBook Pro...this would be strange...thus the first thing you should do is use your warranty & head to the nearest Apple Store.

HTH,

- Nick

- Computer slow, too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
QUOTE Thanks
rezzbo

 
Member Since: Apr 24, 2011
Posts: 5
rezzbo is on a distinguished road

rezzbo is offline
Dtravis: I have tried resetting the pram and SMC, it didn't help

Pigoo3: Oh, sorry.. it is the 2.0 Ghz core 2 duo machine (I believe it was made in 2006). I have tried booting from an external hard drive and it had the same problem.. so don't think it is the hard drive (unless the internal drive has a bearing on the external..)
QUOTE Thanks
OleOlson

 
Member Since: May 06, 2013
Posts: 2
OleOlson is on a distinguished road

OleOlson is offline
Morning All, I have 2 Identical MacBook (13-inch, Mid 2010) Both have Identical operating systems 10.6.8 with all firmware updates. These are from a cart of 24 that we have in the School District I work for, It takes approximatley 8 to 10 minutes on these two for the Keyboard and Trackpad to become responsive, The trackpad will move the cursor but if you click on the bottom of the pad nothing.. If you type on the keyboard and wait until the letters appear on the Login screen, the laptops become fully responsive and will operate normally until you shut them down...I can't zap the PRAM as the Keyboard is not responsive at startup even when using a external usb keyboard and mouse.. Just working my head around this...
QUOTE Thanks
OleOlson

 
Member Since: May 06, 2013
Posts: 2
OleOlson is on a distinguished road

OleOlson is offline
Just got off the phone with Apple.. I'm replacing the MLB on both these laptop's..
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« Question re: MacBook Pro crash | What type battery does my MacBook AIr have? »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
New 21.5" iMac, Mouse and Keyboard won't work together. What's going on? Pabsy Apple Desktops 1 12-15-2009 12:25 PM
Wireless keyboard and mouse compatible with Mac OS X V10.5.7 Helphound Other Hardware and Peripherals 0 06-28-2009 07:44 AM
cant log in keyboard and mouse wont work! josh494949 Apple Notebooks 0 03-04-2009 02:55 PM
Upgrading firmware for Wireless Keyboard and Mouse. Help! insomniacalls Apple Desktops 1 07-04-2007 10:04 AM
Apple Wireless Keyboard and Mighty Mouse (quick review) Sgt Beavis Other Hardware and Peripherals 2 02-11-2007 01:03 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:24 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?