Dead keys intriguing

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bigredscowboy, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. bigredscowboy, Dec 9, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2012

    bigredscowboy macrumors newbie

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    Bought a 2011 MBP 15 for cheap because the right Shift and Return keys didn't work. I plan to replace the keyboard eventually (happy to use apple bluetooth for now) until just now I accidentally went for the '?' (right shift+/) and it performed the function of F6 (keyboard backlight brighten). 'left shift+/' makes a '?' as it should. What's up?

    edit: I should note that I wiped the HDD and CCC'd my 13" drive onto the disk. shift/return keys didn't work before or after on the 15"
     
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    Does it act the same if you use an external keyboard ?
    Since you bought it used, did you wipe/reinstall the Os ?
     
  3. bigredscowboy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    External apple bluetooth keyboard operates normally. i.e., the "r_shift+/" gives the normal '?' and "Return" key works properly.

    As stated in edit, I erased PO's OS and reinstalled with Lion Recovery Partition. Also ran AHT, both the quick and the long, and it said there were no problems. I specifically asked if the PO has spilled liquid on the keyboard, stating that I would be checking the moisture indicators, and he said that had never happened. Based on his word, they just stopped working one day.
     

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