Cleaned out white Macbook 2009, some keys not working

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by abrahamwhistler, Apr 14, 2013.

  1. abrahamwhistler macrumors newbie

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    Recently cleaned out my white 13" 2009 Macbook. Opened it up, dusted it out with a can of compressed air and re-assembled it. After booting up, I noticed the trackpad cursor was acting strange, and kept selecting a single file on the desktop. Afterwards I realized these keys completely stopped working on my keyboard: F3, F4, 3, E, D, C, 6, Y, H, N

    Went back to open the computer up, and checked the cable that connects the keyboard to the logic board. It was properly connected, nothing seemed wrong with the connection.

    I didn't touch any of the inner-components while dusting it out. So any idea what's going on?
     
  2. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    Static electricity is a bitch, may I suggest a new keyboard and trackpad, or you could just buy a whole new macbook for around $500
     
  3. macalec macrumors 6502

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    Maybe someone spilled something on the keyboard?
    I would look at finding a new one on ebay.
     
  4. abrahamwhistler thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I'll see what I can do with finding out about a replacement part.
     

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