2016 rMBP w/TB: Keyboard spaces issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AdonisSMU, May 24, 2018.

  1. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

    Oct 23, 2010
    Does anyone know how to fix the issue where random spaces are automatically added while you are typing? I would like to turn this feature off. It's causing me problems.
  2. Schranke macrumors 6502a


    Apr 3, 2010
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    It might be related to the other keyboard issues that Mac's with the butterfly keyboard experience.

    In short it is moste likely some debris stuck underneath the spacebar which can provide enough pressure to register a keystroke. Apple has released a support document tell you how to clean the keyboard with compressed air, other forum members have had luck with other approaches, while some had no luck at all.

    I would recommend looking into some of the other keyboard threads here

    Apple keyboard cleaning guide
  3. Beau10 macrumors 6502a

    Apr 6, 2008
    Downtown San Diego
    You can also pop the spacebar off. There are youtube videos demonstrating how to do this. The keys are very fragile though, but once you have the technique down it's foolproof. I've probably popped off about a half dozen keys now without damaging anything.

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