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

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

    GoCubsGo

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

    Sword Dancer

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    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

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