Fix common issues

Touchpad/Keyboard won’t work after using Hackintosh for a while ( Laptop-exclusive )

After some time, your touchpad and keyboard may malfunction: not working, laggy cursor when moving, a few keys don’t work even though you have installed the right kext and using them just fine earlier. This often related to EC ( Embedded Controller )

 

EC is a device which controls the touchpad/keyboard and some other devices on the mainboard. Sometimes EC may malfunctions due to many reasons ( electric shock, bad dsdt, etc… ). You have to force EC to reset itself:

  • Turn off your computer
  • Unplug your computer and remove the battery
  • Press Power button for about 30 seconds
  • Put the battery back and use it normally

Special method for users with Elan touchpad: hit Escape button when your keyboard isn’t working

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