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earthlings
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Nov 25, 2007, 03:19 AM
 
My refresh button, and when I want to copy and paste links, and sometimes the shift button on my keyboard doesn't work. I don't know what is wrong.
     
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Nov 25, 2007, 11:28 AM
 
third party keyboard or an apple one? Which version, what model Mac, what OS version?
     
earthlings  (op)
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Nov 25, 2007, 04:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
third party keyboard or an apple one? Which version, what model Mac, what OS version?

I think I just needed to restart the laptop because now the functions (ie refresh, capitalize, etc) on the pb is now working.
     
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Nov 25, 2007, 11:30 PM
 
Is our problem similar to those described in this long thread?

Apple - Support - Discussions - ELP! - first letter always missing! ...
     
earthlings  (op)
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Nov 27, 2007, 06:21 PM
 
no.

It is acting up again where I cannot refresh with -command- 'r' nor copy and paste again.
     
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Nov 28, 2007, 04:07 PM
 
I often have this happen on the first letter in a new field. It is especially frustrating when it happens in a password field because all you see are ******* and if you miss the first letter you get an Error message due to wrong password.

And my "N" key will not respond about 90% of the time! So that common word "and" almost always comes out "an". Very frustrating!

It is a known bug with Apple: Bug ID# 4333743

and 35 pages can be found here: Apple - Support - Discussions - ELP! - first letter always missing! ...

everyone is filling out bug reports here: Apple - MacBook Pro - Feedback

later,
frank
     
earthlings  (op)
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Nov 29, 2007, 08:19 PM
 
Do you think I could go out and buy an external keyboard and I could use that for now until I get my keyboard on my pb working/
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 07:16 PM
 
i dont have a problem with my bluetooth keyboard (apple). but once in a while my MBPs keyboard bugs out, and i have to restart... this is ridiculous after paying top dollar for this machine - i know i know, they're working on it - but honestly 10.5 is bringing me more headaches than productivity... is it the new Vista? i don't think so, but c'mon, i pay my billz with this thing, it should just "work" as they claim.
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 08:42 PM
 
I think it's time for a class-action lawsuit over this issue !!

Who's with me?

-Z-
     
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Dec 5, 2007, 09:02 PM
 
I had this same issue after I upgraded my macbook pro to leopard. My "M" key was unresponsive at times and my windows would be minimized after a few seconds. I thought it was a stuck command key that was causing the windows to be minimized. I went back to the apple store and the workers there were clueless as to what I was talking about. To make a long story short, I showed them the problem and the apple genius said it was a known issue with leopard and they told me it'd be fixed in the next patch and I should go on my merry way. I asked for written proof that it's a bug but they couldn't provide me with one. I asked that they exchange my mbp and they did. I haven't loaded leopard and all is well.
     
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Dec 6, 2007, 06:16 PM
 
I got this pb back in '03 sometime and in January of this year I got the kernal panic virus or whatever it is. I took it to the Apple store, they took my $500 or so dollars, they put in a new HD or I don't know what, and everything was gone off of this laptop when I brought it home. Before I took it to the Apple place it was could start every other startup with the kernal panic, so if I would of known, I would of backed up everything onto an external Hd. I should of saved my $500 and bought a new macbook/pro.
Now, this past month, now my keyboard has been goofy on and off.
     
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Jan 22, 2008, 01:22 AM
 
Does anyone of you know what happened to

ELP! - first letter always missing!

forum thread at Apple-Support-Discussion?
     
   
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