ENTER KEY, RIGHT SHIFT KEY, UP & DOWN ARROWS hmm???

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wheresmychevy, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. wheresmychevy macrumors newbie

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    I have a 2009 Macbook Pro and the ENTER KEY, RIGHT SHIFT KEY, UP & DOWN ARROWS do not work. Could this be the keyboard or logic board?
    Nothing has been spilled on it.

    Thanks.
     
  2. asriznet macrumors regular

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    Can you try connecting a USB keyboard to confirm if the keys work okay?
    You may try perform SMC + NVRAM reset to see if it will help.

    It seems that the affected keys are clustered together. I believe replacing the keyboard means replacing the whole upper case which is not cheap as well(a few hundred bucks)

    Probably more worth using it in clamshell mode with an external keyboard + display

    Or you can use onscreen keyboard if there's a need to use those keys - http://support.apple.com/kb/PH13746
     
  3. wheresmychevy, Nov 20, 2014
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    wheresmychevy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, The keys will work with an external keyboard. So your saying just replacing the keyboard wont fix the issue?

    There is a guy that will sell me the top case from another 13" MBP 2009 complete with working keyboard, harddrive cable and speaker. Trackpad works but the mouse clicker does NOT work.

    For 40.00 ?
     
  4. asriznet macrumors regular

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    iFixit is selling used one for $199.95: https://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/MacBook-Pro-13-Inch-Unibody-Upper-Case/IF163-000

    New one is for $249.95

    yeah $40 is cheap but are you going to fixit yourself? Because this is a major repair, the upper case holds every single component of the mac.

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Pro+13-Inch+Unibody+Mid+2009+Upper+Case+Replacement/6040

    Have a look at this article and see if you're confident to DIY before buying the upper case. Of course if you trust the guy that everything works. you can actually reuse the trackpad that you have existing since it's still working(it's not part of the upper case).
     

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