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How do rest my computer if the keyboard isn't working.

Ok I booted my computer the other day and the keyboard isn't working. The power button and the track pad are, and all of a sudden my battery isn't showing up, says it isn't installed. I was trying to work down a list of solutions and one was to do a system reset. But that requires pressing cmd-r, well my keyboard doesn't work. How can I do a system reset if the keyboard isn't working? Thanks for the help.

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Any USB keyboard will work on the Mac - it should be identified in startup and the key combo should work, give it a go.

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If you have a wireless keyboard handy you could try turning on Bluetooth and use the other keyboard. Hint: Use the keyboard mapper app to type in the code (if needed).

It sounds like you have a loose keyboard ribbon cable or you got your system wet. Have you taken off the bottom cover yet to check things out?

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Machead has a better answer here! Thats what happens when you get spoiled by Apple with there wireless keyboards ;-}

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