Think updates are killing my computer. =(

ok. so i updated my computer a long time ago for the firmware update, i did everything right so i didnt understand why nothing worked. I went to put in my system restore cd and there was already a cd in there so i had to bring it to the apple store. the guy who fixed it noticed the keyboard and trackpad didnt work. so it ended up being the firmware anyways. I went to update my computer today. it was working fine and then it told me to restart it so i did. it did everything then when it came back it prompted me for the firmware... again. so i asumed it didnt take and went to press the button when i discovered my external mouse didnt work. so i unpluged it and went to use my trackpad and that didnt work. so i tried to press the caps lock button to see if the caps lock button would light up and it didnt so i was going to go to the apple store but they said they couldnt help me till tomorrow and i wanted to use it today so i came home and downloaded the firmware restore cd that the guy used last time. so i followed the directions and it says i dont need it. all my firmware is updated. i have no clue what to do. i guess im going to the apple store if i get no answers tomorrow. but its definately not close so i didnt really want to go. any ideas would be nice id try anything. sorry its so long. brownie points for reading it all.

Based on your description, it may suggest a conflict within permissions. You can verify permissions to see if your system identifies a conflict or otherwise perform the repair. The process will not compromise or harm anything with your Mac so it’s worth a shot.
Repair Permissions:
Go to: Applications/Utilities/Disk Utility
Select: your Hard Drive
Select: the First Aid tab
Select: Repair Permissions
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