Cleaned out white Macbook 2009, some keys not working

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

  1. abrahamwhistler macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2013
    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

    Lil Chillbil

    Jan 30, 2012
    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

    Mar 12, 2012
    Maybe someone spilled something on the keyboard?
    I would look at finding a new one on ebay.
  4. abrahamwhistler thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2013
    Thanks for the replies. Yeah, I'll see what I can do with finding out about a replacement part.

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