I have a MBP 2.4 new ( 2 mo). Keyboard has dropped off the radar three times. I will try the safe start and repair permissions. Just wanted to say, however, I've been using a mac since she was called Lisa. Been through all the ups and downs, from chip to chip, through the Pepsi generation an before that first generation TI pro and CMP machines. What's wrong with those who are ready to ditch their machines over something like this? What and get a windows machine? Please... have people forgotten this is a technology that can go buggy from time to time. Be patient and wait for the fix or find it and report back to the rest of us.
Originally Posted by jasenj1
I'm one of the folks who reported the problem with a new MacBook Pro in AppleInsider's forums.
I _BELIEVE_ the problem started after I'd installed 10.5.1 and repaired permissions (after reading the thread here debating the value of repairing permissions; it was something I believed was standard practice under 10.4, so I went ahead and did it a few days after I'd done the 10.5.1 update).
I read through the Apple support forums and found one post saying to do a safe start (hold down Shift), repair permissions, and restart. Since doing that - a few days ago - I have not had the lockup problem again (knock on wood).
FWIW, I also have an x3100 MacBook that shipped with 10.5.0. I performed the 10.5.1 update on it, but have NOT repaired permissions. That machine is working fine.