PBook Sticky Space Bar - Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by RedMacMan, Jul 25, 2005.

  1. RedMacMan macrumors member

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    Lately the left side of the space bar on my 15inch Aluminum Pbook (where my thumb has been hitting it hundreds of times a day for a year and a half) has started not responding. It's like the sensor underneath is worn out or something. Does anyone have any suggestions for fixing this that wouldn't require me being without it for days while it's in the shop? I literally use this thing about 12 hours out of every day and can't afford to go even a day without it! :(

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

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  3. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    Bring it to the Apple store and have a new KB put on it. They should be able to just do it without telling you to come back.
     
  4. g4cubed macrumors 6502a

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    That would only work if he had the Apple extended warranty, since he stated a year and a half worth of tabbing.
     
  5. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    If you get the right tech on the right day, sometimes it doesn't matter for little things like this (hopefully it's a little thing). It's worth a shot.
     
  6. zach macrumors 65816

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    Just remove your spacebar and clean under it, most likely theres something under it.
     
  7. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Hehehe... I hear that!!

    *had her iBook G3, not purchased by Apple, WAAAY out of apple care serviced at least 20 times by the right tech on the right day.*

    ^^ ok, there's only one guy who I doubt would hook me up. He's a punk.
     
  8. AlBDamned macrumors 68030

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    Mine's been like this since new. Do they really do it that easily? Maybe worth a trip to Regent's Street on Saturday.
     

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