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Old Dec 28, 2009, 09:36 PM   #1
jimi chitwood
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q thru o keyboard keys not working

the top row of keys, "q through o" are not working. the left shift also is unresponsive.

nothing was spilled.

bought in 2007, warranty expired.

any ideas?

please.
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 01:55 AM   #2
Stazee
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Frustrating.

Hello,
I am having a very similar problem , the esc key all the way across to the eject key stopped working on my mac book pro last night; when pressed an alert sound plays and sometimes the keyboard will light up.
As with you, no spillages, although I did recently remove and reattach the return key as a small piece of plastic slipped under and prevented it from functioning. However, the return key is functioning perfectly so I am skeptical that it could be related.
I was wondering if you had made any progress with the issue?
Thanks,
Stacey.
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 02:07 AM   #3
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Oho!

Okay, some playing around has led me to discover that if I press and hold fn and use the disabled keys, they work as expected.
Also, I forgot to mention, not all of the keys do not work ; F6 (which I had set as a function shortcut to spaces) brings up spaces.
Help!! Why has my keyboard become all mixed up?
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 02:18 AM   #4
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Nevermind.

It's fixed, turns out I had enabled the use F1,F2 etc keys as standard function in system preferences.
As for your issue, I came across this thread while searching ; http://www.cartoonbarry.com/2008/01/...rd_issues.html
It looks like it could be helpful, especially the last post.
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Old Dec 31, 2009, 02:48 PM   #5
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Normally, Apple's price to replace your keyboard is $185-$225, depending on the model MacBook you have.

jimi, I'm guessing this is a plastic (white or black) MacBook. If so, are there cracks in the plastic near your palm rests?
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Old Jan 19, 2010, 08:09 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by jimi chitwood View Post
the top row of keys, "q through o" are not working. the left shift also is unresponsive.

nothing was spilled.

bought in 2007, warranty expired.

any ideas?

please.
Hi

i am writting because i have the same problem with keyboard top line from q to o and left shift at this moment.So i would like to get some information. How you solved this problem.

Thanks you
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