I have a first gen 13 inch MacBook aluminum. It was dropped on the corner a few months ago but has preformed fine ever since. I have been using it up until yesterday without a problem. Although yesterday I noticed the airport wireless icon was reporting and exclamation point icon and it was having trouble finding and connecting to networks my iPhone was connecting without a problem. Today I boot up and the boot time is very slow and sometimes hangs.
It takes 10 minutes to get to the login screen and when it does I can move the mouse but the keyboard won't respond. So I can't type my password to login. The mouse moves but when I click a button nothing happens. I booted in safe mode and off the os x disk with the same issue. However I used key commands to do that and selected a boot disk using the keyboard and the mouse to do that so I know the work. Can I bypass my loginscreen somehow? I'm most concerned about my data and I plane to get a hard drive first thing tomorrow.
When I type in my password, my computer says that it's logging in but then it takes me to a blue screen and then back to the login screen. I then type in my password again, but the same thing happens. I'm typing in the right password but it doesn't fully log me in.
17" Powerbook G4 not starting up (OS X 10.4.11). Powers on, to first login 'user' screen, after entering password, never loads, the 'spotlight' icon appears in the upper righthand corner, and the 'busy' wheel spins when the cursor is moved over it, else nothing. Tried 'X' on startup force OSX startup in vain.
I need to restore the original software on an imac and macbook but it wont let me do this without entering my apple id (app store log in) anyway around this? as I want the macs to appear new to the next user and without any of my info left on them .
My other half wants to do some web research on her mum's Belarus background but is being hampered by the lack of Cyrillic characters on her MacBook. I've found a website which sells Cyrillic keyboards that connect via USB. Does anyone know if connecting one of these to the MacBook would work? Would she have to make any other mods?
My iMac recently shows a "low battery" warning on the keyboard batteries.
The iMac's hard drive had just been fixed by a shop and the OS re-installed. To my surprise I didn't need to do anything to get it to recognize both bluetooth keyboard and mouse - it just worked! Wow.
Until yesterday. I took out the keyboard batteries, charged them, and put them back in.
Now I get the login prompt where I have to enter a password. The only problem is, I can't enter a password without a keyboard! And it doesn't recognize the keyboard.
I tested the keyboard with my MacBook Pro - it works just fine. So I believe that somehow the iMac thinks it's still paired with the keyboard, while the keyboard knows nothing about this. And between those two things it doesn't work.
I restarted multiple times, and tried to start from another partition by holding down option - the problem is the iMac doesn't recognize the keyboard at startup either.
How do you find symbols/characters on a MacBook keyboard? I was on a Mac suited for a small EU country and the characters, like "}" , were just not easy to find. Is there a layout one can have on the screen to find characters and symbols fast?
when i add an event into my ical with a special character like a birthday cake for instance. it will show up on my mac and in icloud but icloud will not send that character to the phone, and vice versa.
On my father's iMac for some reason in any app when you try to type something in it only types in special characters and I'm not sure how to fix it, I'm also not sure how it even got in that mode in the first place.
How can I add characters to the list of special characters that come up when holding a key? For example, I used to be able to hold the 's' key and when the menu came up I could press 1 for the Turkish 'Ş' character. Now that I have updated to Yosemite, it seems that it has disappeared.
this is really strange, and potentially a big irritant. so i started working with OOo Writer today on my MBP. and while everything is fine, i soon noticed that there seems to no shortcut to the right click! which means that every time the dictionary suggests a word correction, or i want to quickly access the right click menu, i am forced to move to the touchpad and use 2 fingers to right click! in windows there is the Alt key that quickly brings up the list of spelling corrections in 1 key stroke. so i must say i am rather surprised that this is not the case with mac os! i hope i am missing something out, otherwise my word processing work just became that much more tedious
Hi! Im new to the forums but i really need help with something and i was hoping someone here could help me out. So I just installed Tech Tool Deluxe onto my macbook and then shut it down later. I went back to use it again and when i turned it on a login screen appeared asking me to put in my password. I did that and the screen turned blue (looking like it was loading) and then went back to the login screen. Every time i put in my password it just takes me back to the login screen. I have had my mac for a while and i dont want my hardrive to get wiped out so what do i do? Thank you for looking
I work for a company that has several Macs available for customers' use. These are basically demo-machines that they can play with, and at the end of each day, the machines are wiped and rebooted.
The way we do this is simple: the machines auto-login to the Guest account, which will wipe the account at the end of the day. Well, getting a few new Macs in this week, I simply copied over the entire Guest user account to the new machines to avoid reloading all the demo content, preferences, etc. And truthfully, the machines have been working great.
Except one thing. The computer keeps giving me that annoying message that says "Safari (or Finder, or System Preferences, or anything!) wants to use keychain 'login'". And asks for the login keychain password. Well here's the thing: the Guest accounts don't have passwords!
So I looked up a little bit on this topic, and did things like... Went to "Keychain List" in the Edit menu of Keychain Access, and deleted both the "login" and "system" keychains. No help. I went to Preferences in Keychain Access and said "Reset My Keychain". When doing this, however, it asks for the new password for the login keychain.
The problem with this is that I cannot leave the field blank! The Guest account doesn't have a password, so how am I supposed to not create a password?
G4 MDD networked with Mini for approx. 3 years now via a LinkSys BEFSR41 wired router. Ethernet cables are CAT6's with gold-plated ends. Did an erase/install (+ updates) of Panther on G4. ISP is Comcast Cable. Just upgraded my Motorola modem from Surfboard 5100 to SB 5101 yesterday. My network settings are ok...file sharing is turned on...I can ping each 'puter from the other (showing my connection is good).
I have internet access (showing that the router is still good according to Cisco). Now, however, I can't even bring up the window on the G4 asking for my pw....all I get is connection failed, no response from the server. From the Mini, I get Unknown User, incorrect password or login is disabled. I haven't a clue what the problem can be. Everything I do daily depends upon the network connection.
i ve recently activated the default guest account in leopard. However even though when I check in the accounts.prefpane it says that it is on and its 'login only' and when I click on the account it says 'allow guests to login into this computer' and its on.
However when I boot up my machine and click on the guest icon, it wont let me in as it shakes the menu(login failed).
About a month ago, I accidentally spilled water all over my MacBook's keyboard, the mac was turned on, and I notices the keyboard wasn't working correctly; one time before that, I was taking a bath and I had my macbook in the bathroom for music, when I went out and tried to use it, the letter "p" on the keyboard wasn't working correctly, I just turned it off and a couple hours after it was working perfectly!
So I did the same thing this time, let it dry for some hours, and it didn't worked, then let it dry for several days and it still doesn't work! So I removed some keys and try to clean the keyboard with comp air and it didn't worked still. I want to know if there's a way i could log in to my macbook without having to type in the password, like using a remote keyboard or something, please, i love my macbook and i really need to use it for homework! (I study high school and need to record edit, etc music,videos and pics!)
I have an iMac G5 1.8Ghz and Today when I logged in, it just froze on the apple OS X background. I waited 2 minutes, and nothing happened. It was weird because it's the first time it happened. Anyway, I turned the iMac off and re-tried. It did the exact same thing. So I turned it off, unplugged everything, waited around a minute, plugged it all back in, and it worked fine.
But yeah, just trying to work out why it would do that... because this is going to my brother and I don't want it to just crash when I give it to him.
I just received a 13inch MBP i7. I setup a user account during the installation. Everything worked good until I logged out. Now, when in the login screen after a reboot, the keyboard does not respond (can't enter my password).
I know it is not a hardware issue as I can type fine when logging into my Guest Account.
Here is what I tried to fix this:
- reset NVRAM - Disk Repair - Repair Permissions
Info: MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Core I7, SDD drive
I've recently installed more ram into my macbook pro, and now the keyboard and trackpad doesn't work. My wireless mouse does work however. I tried taking the new Ram out and turning the computer back on that way, but the keyboard still won't work.
I have a MacBookPro late 2008 with a Samsung SSD and updated 10.7.4 Lion.Last week I had to install VirtualBox for my job, after I've run some programs in a virtual ubuntu system, I turned off the system and on the next boot I have not been able to login.
Keyboard and trackpad do not respond or even the usb.I've reset both PRAM and SMC but the problem remains.Then I tried to change hdd with one that had changed recently (with Lion 10.7.2).It all works, keyboard, trackpad and all ports.I repaired the permissions on the SSD and I performed the check of errors, but the problem still remains.
My macbook is a late 2006 model (2 ghz intel 2 duo, 2 gb ram) It is running osx 10.7.4 It dosent matter which browser I use at all. I've tried Safari, Firefox & Chrome and they all do the same thing. If I am logging into my email, facebook, bank, etc. When I enter my username then hit tab my mac will freeze for a good 30-45 seconds then it will be allow me to enter my password. then it will freeze up again.
At start up the screen is very dark, so I can't log in to my account, because I can't see the arrow. I tried to make the screen more bright with fn F2, but that doesn't work. How can I have a bright screen at start up, so that I can see what I'm doing?
I've just bought a Mac mini to use as a media centre, and I picked up the Apple wireless keyboard and mouse while I was at it. It wasn't until I got home that I read the "requirements" section on the side of the mouse and keyboard boxes, where it states that an existing keyboard and mouse are needed for setup.
I have a USB mouse, but no keyboard (my other Mac is a MBP), and nowhere to borrow one from (all my friends have laptops).