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Macbook misses some key events for a few seconds

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I have noticed that for last two months or so something strange happens to my Retina MBP. Once in a couple of days it stops responding to some key events. It is like it handles only one keypress out of 4-5. Nothing seems to be wrong with the keyboard

I have noticed that for last two months or so something strange happens to my Retina MBP. Once in a couple of days it stops responding to some key events. It is like it handles only one keypress out of 4-5. Nothing seems to be wrong with the keyboard and it is not about a particular key or keys. And about 10-15 seconds later everything goes back to normal. I do not see any suspicious messages in the logs, the computer is connected to the power supply...It happens just by itself in the middle of the day, when I am typing.
Almost looks like some interrupts get lost by the system while it is busy with something else. But I have checked the load level and running processes - nothing interesting there....And whatever it is - it happens during a very short period of time.

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Hi,
No, I have not returned my MBP yet. In fact, I would rather avoid doing this unless I am convinced if it is a hardware issue. And I do believe it is not. Just recently I have spent some time investigating it and I have found very stroing correlation between the moments when this happens and these messages in the kernel log:
Jan 13 10:49:54 mbp-wifi kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(96471) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
Jan 13 10:54:31 mbp-wifi kernel[0]: Sandbox: sandboxd(96499) deny mach-lookup com.apple.coresymbolicationd
Jan 13 10:54:31 mbp-wifi.home sandboxd[96499] ([96497]): mdworker(96497) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
Jan 13 10:54:31 mbp-wifi.home sandboxd[96499] ([96498]): mdworker(96498) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
Jan 13 10:56:32 mbp-wifi.home sandboxd[96504] ([96503]): mdworker(96503) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
Jan 13 10:56:32 mbp-wifi.home sandboxd[96504] ([96502]): mdworker(96502) deny mach-lookup com.apple.ls.boxd
And I have also noticed that my Spotlight database gets reconstructed too often, which means it gets corrupted.
From all this I conclude that it is most likely the software issue and it seems to be linked to spotlight. I saw people reporting similar things. So now I am researching on how to fix it without disabling the spotlight.
In general, I believe that the quality of Apple software is going down, it is not like 4-5 years ago And Apple does seem to care less and less about it.
If in your case it happens all the time, not just once in a while, and you see that a particular key has problems - it is possible that we are talking about the different issues and yours might be really about the keyboard.

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