I think I fried the keyboard on my 13" MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Sword Dancer, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Sword Dancer macrumors newbie

    Sword Dancer

    Nov 27, 2010
    I took a clorox disinfectant wipe (bleach free) to clean the keyboard on my 13" MacBook Pro; and I think some of the liquid got down between the keys. Because only the ' key is being registered when I press it. OS X started in Safe Boot for about a dozen times before it suddenly stopped, so I am guessing that it thinks that shift key was being pressed down. I've tried booting off another hard drive via target disk mode, and I got the same issue. Which leeds me to believe that it's a hardware issue, not a software issue. If I connect a USB keyboard to the MBP, then I can login via the external keyboard, but that's not really solving the problem.

    So, should I disassemble my MBP and trying to clean/dry the keyboard from the backside? Or is there a way to reset the keyboard sensor?

  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    You can't reset the sensors. You likely fried your main logic board.
  3. Sword Dancer thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sword Dancer

    Nov 27, 2010
    The system now turns on just fine, but only the ' key works, and if I connect an external keyboard then I can use my system.
  4. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008

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