ASDFGHJKL Keys not working

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by chekmanirov, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. chekmanirov macrumors newbie

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    Hey everyone,

    New to this forum - I've searched everywhere but was hoping someone here might have had a similar issue.

    I have an early 2011 MBP 17". I recently upgraded to 16GB of 1333MHz Corsair Mac Memory and a 256GB Samsung 850 Pro SSD.

    Everything was working great until I started playing some Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The ASDFGHJKL keys began to intermittently stop working, until finally they became completely unresponsive. I restarted my computer, and was unable to log in, as my password uses on or more of the aforementioned characters.

    I tried taking apart the MacBook (it was a huge pain) and cleaning the keyboard, but the same keys still do not work. Booting straight to terminal and testing those keys shows that they do not work, which leads me to believe that the RAM/SSD may have fried my logic board.

    I'm going to be buying a new 15" rMBP (was hoping that this 3500 dollar investment would last a bit longer!), but was still hoping to repair this thing.

    Any ideas? Any input would be much appreciated!
     
  2. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    The same thing happened to mine. :( No solution as of yet.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Be sure to reseat the keyboard flex connector. It is within 2 or 3 inches of the hard drive connector, so it's possible that you dislodged that accidentally when you replaced the hard drive.

    If that doesn't help anything, then you may simply have a bad keyboard. Expensive to replace.
    You can bypass that keyboard by plugging in an external USB keyboard.
     
  4. chekmanirov thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Tried it. No bueno ;(

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    Did you also upgrade something?
     
  5. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    No, it just flat out stopped working. I ended up just using it in clamshell mode. This is the second MacBook that's had its keyboard totaled.
     
  6. mrcat macrumors newbie

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  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Well, yes, except that you have to remove most of the internals/logic board to get at the keyboard. It's a challenging task. The unibody MBPros are much more involved than the older aluminum keyboard MBPros, where the keyboard is simply mounted to the top case, and not much else.
     
  8. mrcat macrumors newbie

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    I can understand that its not for the faint hearted, but I would still recommend people take the machine to a repair company to replace it. i wouldn't know the cost of that to be honest as i tend to take these things apart myself.
     
  9. cjmillsnun macrumors 68020

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    It's not difficult. Just be methodical, and it is quite easy.
     

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