The built-in keyboard and trackpad simple don't work anymore. So Apple owes me a couple six packs of beer after making me pay them 20 bucks to fix their fault. Hardware problems per Apple 5. Well that sound like the keyboard got the bulk of the water. Any idea of what may be going on and how to fix it? However, for issue with some keys, it looks like it's a ribbon issue. The whole thing died and I thought that was the end of my laptop. But an upgrade and Presto! You take out the battery.
Only problem is, when I log into Windows 7 machines, my shift key and other modifier keys don't seem to work right. What someone did was use the tissue paper to add a bit of pressure. Sometimes when I pressed a key, three characters use to appear. Details for doing so below. Ways to Fix Some Typical Keys Not Working 1. I tried restarting the MacBook and I'm still experiencing the same problem.
Ways to Fix A Damaged Keyboard 1. MacBook Pro :: Any Of My Number Keys Wont Work Jun 4, 2012 my number keys one through nine will not work. If you spilled liquid into the keyboard over time the other keys could give out. I'm 99% sure it has to be software related as when you enter system recovery for example, trackpad and keyboard work just perfect. It takes several restarts to get it to respond. Removed them to my desktop and rebooted but it still freeze. I watched many tutorials on youtube on how to fix them, but none of them seemed to worked.
I have to say I am pleased with the repair - it does look like a new machine. Even thought of replacing keyboard as thought it's life is over. I attempt to do one of the tutorials, and I accidentally broke one of my keys. If I remote into a Windows 7 machine with this new product, it doesn't work. When I press 2 it appears as w2. It might be a bit of a challenge for non-technical people. Hold those keys down until your Mac reboots again and you here the startup chime.
I have a macbook and first, out of the blue, the sound stopped working, 5min later the keyboard was not responding anymore. Yes, all the way down, not sleep or logging out. As the machine is quite old I don't mind taking the risk of opening it up to fix it if necessary. Here's a vid showing how to pop them off to clean under them:. If all else fails I shall take it to the local dealer and get a quote for them to fix it for me. Are they connected to each other or separate pieces of the laptop? Would the keys for '09 works with '08? I hadn't read about anyone with an Air experiencing the same problem.
I disagreed, since if it was laptop failure it wouldn't be just 5 keys. The process is fairly easy, it just takes a bit of time and patience since your dealing with delicate parts. Jeremy Wu TechNet Community Support The shift key still does not work with Microsoft Remote Desktop 8. System is updated with the latest updates 10. How can I fix this? All the keys that didn't work now started working including the Fn keys. If the keys aren't working after you've completely dried it out, and an external keyboard works and runs the machine, your keys have shorted out.
Based on above comments, I hooked up an external keyboard and mouse, which worked! But most likely you need to replace the keyboard, because it sounds like the keyboard fryed. Checked everywhere, seems as if they should be working. Certainly there's nothing more to dry after 3 weeks, but corrosion could be a problem. I have 2 keyboards, and they don't work on either one, so I presume it is a problem with my Mac? Water Damaged Keyboard When water is spilt on keyboard, it will penetrate along keys and damage circuit. Personally I think Apple is avoiding admitting to a fix due to a Mud on the Face reaction. These include: right shift key, top row 8, up arrow, 4,5,6 and + on the numeric keypad.
Don't use the keyboard until it completely dries up. However, when I use a bluetooth keyboard when the MacBook is closed, everything works just fine. I brought this up in May and people said its keyboard failure and that I need to back everything up before I can't use my laptop. I like using it, so Id like to gget it to work again. With Slow Keys on, you need to press a key for a longer period of time for it to be recognized. I found something that said, yeah, you have to use the onscreen keyboard. After doing some searching around, I've found that some people ran into this issue with MacBook Pros, and it was because of a ribbon that had become loose underneath the battery.
Remember not to blow in the same place from a long time, which will damage the electronic components. In addition, besides the On-Screen Keyboard, you may need to find some Keyboard mapping tool for Mac. Since upgrading to el capitan a number of keys have stopped working. My trackpad wasn't working so I went and grabbed an external mouse to plug in and it worked. It's a pain in the butt, I use those keys alot. I noticed that while mucking around in the Keyboard pref pane, that it fails to identify my keyboard.