I have a Macbook Air (1st gen) in my possession with a keyboard layout problem.
When I get to the login screen I can select the user I would like to log in as but can not type anything into the password box. I can hit the caps lock and the icon for the uppercase comes up in the login box.
Same thing when I go into safe mode (holding down the shift button after the startup chime.)
I added a usb keyboard. Same results.
I was able to log into single user mode by holding down Command+S. While in single user mode the keyboard works fine.
So I tried removing /var/db/.AppleSetupDone to go through the setup steps like a new user. I was able to reboot and start the setup process. When it came to setting my Keyboard Type the list was blank. I chose to show all and I had other languages (Chinese and the such) but no English. I also tried telling setup my location was United Kingdom and Canada and I still had blank entries.
Any other guesses? I’ve googled my butt off.
Macbook Air 1,1
CPU: 1.6 ghz