2013 rMBP - Keyboard / Trackpad Issue

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  1. Craigy macrumors 6502

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    Hey folks - picked up a 2013 rMBP from a friend who has upgraded.

    Trackpad does not function at all and keyboard has lag where I doesn't register keys all the time - but repeating the keystrokes, they will register. Run the hardware test and got NDR001 and NDK001. Coconut battery shows only 380+ cycles and 85% capacity from original. I know there can be issues with battery swelling causing some issues but this battery is a low cycle for the age.

    So - wonder if a simple trackpad ribbon cable would fix it - or if someone else has had a similar issue?

    Works fine with external mouse and keyboard.

    Reset all the usual PRAM / SMC etc. Wondering if there's anything else I've missed?

    Thanks in advance for your input! :)
     
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  3. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'll take the bottom off and take a look - is it normally easy to tell from just looking at the visible side? I'll take it off tomorrow and take a pic.
     
  4. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    Yes. If it's swollen, that would be obvious.
     
  5. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If it's not swollen - I wonder what the issue could be.... I can understand that a mis-seated / faulty cable would cause the keyboard not to work - but to just be lagging / missing input doesn't make sense in that respect. I guess that's why I'm wondering if anyone else had a similar mix of the track pad not working and the keyboard behaving like this? - I guess it must be a hardware issue from the error codes on the hardware test.. Just took a look at the back case and most of the screws are missing (!) apart from 2 - they don't look like torx screws though?
     
  6. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

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    Those are pentalobe screws
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    Reference codes:

    NDR001 There may be an issue with the trackpad.

    NDK001 There may be an issue with the keyboard.
     
  7. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Right -
    Right - I'll get some pentalobe drivers and open it up. System > Power shows battery in Normal condition and only about 380 cycles.
     
  8. Craigy thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So opened the machine up today and there's no noticeable battery bulging - image attached. So... I believe it's a pain to remove the battery on these things to get to the cables attaching the trackpad / keyboard - Running out of options before I probably need to take it into a service agent...
     

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