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Will be interesting to see if that option key even registers through your Keyboard viewer. #6 DeltaMac, Nov 25, 2007 piteetan uix_expand uix_collapse Registered Joined: Apr 26, 2006 Messages: 19 You should boot into safe mode to check its a hardware issue and not a software one as it may save you from having to open up your computer. Good luck :) share|improve this answer answered Aug 24 '15 at 12:00 Jack of all Spades 1239 add a comment| up vote 1 down vote Just go to System Preferences in Follow this checklist to troubleshoot your Mac keyboard and get it working again. Source

Last night after putting it all back together it booted on and I swear the left shift key worked as did everything else. I have checked the System help. Advertise on MacRumors Our Staff Arnold Kim Editorial Director Email • Twitter Eric Slivka Editor in Chief Email • Twitter Juli Clover Editor Email • Twitter Joe Rossignol Editor Email • piteetan uix_expand uix_collapse Registered Joined: Apr 26, 2006 Messages: 19 Likes Received: 0 Have just bought a new aluminium wired keyboard for my 17" iMac Core 2, running Leopard.

Mac Option Key Boot Not Working

Your system will boot to the Windows partition. With this I made a clean install of Mac OS, which led to nothing, since the option and other boot keys keep not working on boot. Resetting NVRAM Shut down your Mac. Stay logged in Please select a forum to jump to News and Article Discussion News Discussion Mac Blog Discussion

The time now is 06:32 PM. Also, when my login screen appears, there are a bunch of dots filling in the password field, like if the computer was filling in the password itself (but it doesn't, I Cancel Adrian Rep: 1 Posted: 05/29/2015 Options Permalink History Hi Richard, i have the same problem, Could you solve this problem and you did? Mac Boot Option Key Doesn't Work Jun 7, 2012 6:04 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by BDAqua, BDAqua Jun 7, 2012 11:37 AM in response to RCostello Level 10 (124,220 points) Jun 7,

I don't use BootCamp, but from distant memory, on teh Windows Side, I think there is a "Boot Camp Tools" icon in the System Tray that allows you to "Reboot to Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? I've tried pressing the keys from before the startup chime and just after. Standard Settings OS X provides a variety of services that can make use of various key combinations to better implement their features.

also did you install the current bootcamp installed drivers yet? #2 Satcomer, Nov 25, 2007 piteetan uix_expand uix_collapse Registered Joined: Apr 26, 2006 Messages: 19 Likes Received: 0 Thanks for Option Key Not Working Bootcamp Send us an email b. Ubuntu Logo, Ubuntu and Canonical Canonical Ltd. Often strange behavior can be attributed to damaged or corrupt files.

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But I could just boot from an Ubuntu installation CD using Mac OS Startup Disk settings and install Ubuntu. Again many thanks. Mac Option Key Boot Not Working If that doesn't work, try resetting your Macbook Pro SMC as explained here. Hold Down Option Key Mac Not Working On Sale Now 3 Answers Filter by: Most Helpful Newest Oldest Chosen Solution LikeARabbit Rep: 3.1k Macalope 9 7 3 Posted: 02/07/2014 Options Permalink History Funny, I just replied at Stack

share|improve this answer answered Nov 19 '15 at 0:41 Kainen 11 add a comment| Your Answer draft saved draft discarded Sign up or log in Sign up using Google Sign But I'm facing a problem: My option key stopped working when I boot and I try to use it (for instance, to choose another startup disk or to reset the PRAM). If you have a keyboard that connects via a USB cable, unplug the keyboard from the Mac and re-insert it. Adv Reply May 3rd, 2013 #4 canhoto View Profile View Forum Posts Private Message Frothy Coffee! Mac Startup Key Commands Not Working

  • Is it hard to take of a dmaged key of a keyboard? 02/07/2014 by Paul @Paul - If it's truly broken at a hardware level then it's either the sensor or
  • If this is the case, you may find that either specific keys will not work, or certain combinations of keys will not work.
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  • It just boots into Leopard.
  • If this fixes the problem then log back into your account and open System Preferences > Bluetooth.
  • I had to reconnect my old keyboard and it's Option key worked.
  • Click OK.
  • Tried to do a clean install of Leopard and found that when I hold down the C key to boot to the installation disc, that didn't work either.
  • Booted software takes control over machine.
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On the left-hand side of the Apple keyboard is a circular coin-slot. The option keys still do not work. Are you able to boot into single-user mode (hold command-S during boot)? Have you loaded the Windows drivers from the Leopard DVD? #4 DeltaMac, Nov 25, 2007 piteetan uix_expand uix_collapse Registered Joined: Apr 26, 2006 Messages: 19 Likes Received: 0 When I

To test this, try creating a new test user account in the "Accounts" system preferences, and log into that. Mac Left Option Key Not Working Again, I am running Leopard just upgraded 2 weeks ago and have applied all current OSX updates. You do not need a second hand keyboard.

But when i returned for a moment to OS X Snow Leopard , i wanted to go to Windows 7 again but when i restared a computer , there wasn't a

Kind Regards, Richard 04/17/2012 by Richard Hodgett You're looking in Library/Preferences, not User/Library/Preferences? 04/18/2012 by originalmachead you were right but still doesn't work. Privacy Policy Terms of Use Sales and Refunds Legal Site Map Contact Apple Got a tip for us? I had an issue with an iMac once where I had upgraded my keyboard to the new aluminum versions, and the Option key wasn't recognized at start-up. Apple Option Key #14 pwardo, Jul 26, 2008 piteetan uix_expand uix_collapse Registered Joined: Apr 26, 2006 Messages: 19 Likes Received: 0 pwardo, It's nice to know that we are not alone and

problem for dual-booting Well, I partially solved the problem by installing rEFIT on the Mac. Privacy / DMCA contact / Affiliate and FTC Disclosure Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD current community blog chat Ask Different Ask Different Meta your communities Sign up or log in United States Copyright © Apple Inc. Check This Out You have 2 separate Option keys on that Alu keyboard - Have you tried both?

Conversation powered by Livefyre Up Next: What a Trump presidency means for tech Top 5 things Amazon's Alexa can do that Google Home can't Amazon's head start in the smart speaker Seems the Option key does not work during the boot process. That should solve the problem. #8 piteetan, Nov 26, 2007 DeltaMac uix_expand uix_collapse Tech Joined: Jun 20, 2001 Messages: 8,405 Likes Received: 72 piteetan said: ↑ Delta Mac: I realize Jun 8, 2012 6:03 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by BDAqua, BDAqua Jun 8, 2012 10:35 AM in response to RCostello Level 10 (124,220 points) Jun 8,

Newer Than: Search this thread only Search this forum only Display results as threads More... Power on your Mac while holding the option key on your keyboard.