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Old Apr 14th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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Mouse trouble - need to unplug keyboard every time I restart the iMac

I'm running 10.3.9 on a 1 GHz PowerPC G4 iMac. I've got 512 MB.

I recently had my iMac's screen go blank (probably the inverter, but it was less trouble to just buy the adapter and a new LCD screen). I now have a Samsung SyncMaster 906bw plugged into the external monitor port on the iMac.

Ever since I did this, I now have to unplug and re-plug the keyboard from the USB at the back in order to get the mouse and keyboard to work after rebooting or starting up. Not a really big deal, but a pain. Anybody know what's going on and how it might be fixed?

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alex
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Old Apr 14th, 2008, 01:15 PM   #2
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Is it by chance a microsoft keyboard? I have a microsoft keyboard and had the same issues after the latest 10.5.x updates. I reinstalled the MS keyboard driver software and it resolved the issue for me ...
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Old Apr 14th, 2008, 01:41 PM   #3
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No, it's the standard Apple keyboard that came with the iMac. The mouse is just the standard mouse that came with it as well.
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Old Apr 14th, 2008, 02:25 PM   #4
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If possible try a different KB and Mouse. It is just possible one of them died about the same time you went to the external monitor.

While Zapping PRAM seldom accomplishes anything it might be worth a try in this case.
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Old Apr 14th, 2008, 02:37 PM   #5
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The thing is that both the mouse and the keyboard still work, but I have to unplug the keyboard and plug it back in after rebooting or starting up in order for them to work. Once I've done that, there's no issue. It's just irritating to do this.
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Old Apr 14th, 2008, 02:38 PM   #6
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I'll second zapping the PRAM then as well.
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Old Apr 14th, 2008, 05:59 PM   #7
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Okay. Done. But it didn't change anything regarding the keyboard & mouse issue.
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