HELP! rMBP keyboard not working!

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  1. golu14, Jul 6, 2012
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    I was cleaning my rMBP with a damp cloth with a little isopropyl alcohol in it and when i turned it on now i cant type anything! A few keys work 1 out of 10 times only and the caps lock key is contantly on, even when the macbook is off!

    What do i do? Isopropyl evaporates really fast, and it has been 15-20 min and it still not working, is this permanenent? I will wait more but has anyone ever had similar experiences in the past?
     
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    shut it down for a full day or so and let it dry out.

    Also: what the above poster said!
     
  4. golu14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    A little too much..but not dripping wet! Nothing would drop if you squeeze it but it was wet.:(
     
  5. katmeef macrumors 6502

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    was it 100% isopropyl alcohol?
     
  6. InlawBiker macrumors 6502

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    It sounds like you have a stuck key. It's rare but it's happened to me a few times over the years.
     
  7. golu14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, surgical grade 70% and 30% water.
     
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    You may have gotten some inside the keyboard circuitry. Dry the machine out fully before trying it again.

    Store bought 70% IPA still has water in it. I would not use anything other than 100% on electronics - molecular grade
     
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    unfortunately i did this to my keyboard as well. it never recovered. i hope your turn out is much better.
     
  10. golu14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You mean like some key is continuously pressed(and that is because of moisture) and thats why none of the keys are working?
    what happened to you, did it had the same symptoms?

    Im like, REALLY worried :confused:
     
  11. InlawBiker macrumors 6502

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    No I mean one of the keys was physically stuck down, which causes none of the other keys to appear functional because the stuck one is repeating. Or maybe it's stuck in alt-shift mode or alt-caps mode. I don't see how moisture would cause this. I'm assuming you wiped down the keyboard.

    You should be able to clean the keyboard with a damp cloth. If that killed your computer I would bring it back and exchange it. I have done this many times with many laptops.
     
  12. katmeef macrumors 6502

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    Ouch,
    sounds crazy but I would probably wrap the laptop in a microfiber cloth or something and put it in a sealed bag with uncooked rice.. I dropped my iPhone 4 in my chlorinated pool over a year ago, dried out a few days in a bag full of rice after taking out the battery and it's been fine since.
     
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    In the future don't use anything other than a little bit of water. :)

    I hope it turns out okay!
     
  14. golu14 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think ill try to contact apple and see if they will replace it, the more i keep it the lesser the chances of replacement.

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    Not even that :p

    I had got it for my college, and my college didnt even start yet. :(
     
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    Why are you introducing a water saturated cloth with or without isopropyl to a highly sensitive electronic device ?

    The cleaning cloth should be wrung out as much as possible, frankly you are better off with shiny key`s than a defective machine. I clean my Mac`s with a dry micro fibre cloth. Water and electronics think about it, leave your Mac off as long as possible, if then it does not work as expected have your credit card on hand, consider it an expensive lesson learned.

    Sorry it is what it is...
     
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    Stick it in a bag of rice for a day or two.
     
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    Its so big how do i put the whole thing in rice? They will get into its ports in between keys etc?
     
  21. katmeef macrumors 6502

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    Wrap it in a huge microfiber cloth or something.
     

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