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

    Dec 30, 2008
    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


    Dec 2, 2006
    kidnapped by aliens
    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

    Dec 30, 2008
    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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