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Hello there! You booted into the recovery system ( which is holding cmd + r) That means the option and p key didnt register. Click the menu bar and select exit installer. Then your mac will boot normally. Once it does follow the steps below
1. Shut down the computer.2. Plug in the MagSafe power adapter to a power source, connecting it to the Mac if its not already connected.3. On the built-in keyboard, press the (left side) Shift-Control-Option keys and the power button at the same time.4. Release all the keys and the power button at the same time.5. Press the power button to turn on the computer.6. Press and hold the Command-Option-P-R keys before the gray screen appears.7. Hold the keys down until the computer restarts 3 times ( it will keep restarting till you let go of the keys if it does not restart the keys were not held correctly ).8. Release the keys.
Then the issue is more then likely physical ( ie the keyboard) Since the above process resets all settings for keyboard mouse/ fan etc.
Try using another keyboard through the usb port and see if it does the samething.
We wouldnt be able to use another laptop but you can use a mac or pc keyboard.
Its possible the keys might be dirty. Try cleaning them while a alcohol wipe.
yes follow the steps below
Then we are left only with the other keyboard option. Maybe a friend or family member can lend you one to test?
Of course! Ill keep looking for other possible solutions.
We can also try a new user and see if that makes a difference
Click apple icon
select system preferences
select users (or accounts in earlier versions)
then Click the plus icon ( underneath the list of users)
and select to make a admin user
you can use whatever name you like as long as it is not the same as your current user
then click ok
select the apple icon and select sign out
and sign in to the new account
is it the same?