Is that a big deal?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by feyn-man, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. feyn-man macrumors regular

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    My new SR macbook. The key "Y" is not sensitive. I always have to press twice or more. At the first several day, I thought maybe it's because I had not get used to the new key distance. But after about two weeks, I found it's really the problem of the keyboard itself.

    Does I need to do something? Or just try to get used.
     
  2. FJ218700 macrumors 68000

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    send it in to Apple, everything should be perfect.
     
  3. feyn-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    And what will they do? Change the "Y" key? Change the whole keyboard? Or change the macbook?
     
  4. CashGap macrumors 6502

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    I sure would hit it with a shot of compressed air before I sent it in. Can't hurt and has helped dislodge things in the past.
     
  5. T-Mac macrumors member

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    I had the same problem with the SR Macbook I received from Amazon last Friday. My "B" key was not registering unless pressed harder than normal. I took it to my local Apple Store last night. The "genius" spent all of 20 seconds typing on it and then said, "Yep, this is definitely a hardware issue." I walked out of the store 30 minutes later with a brand new machine and it works fine!

    Go for a new one, you'll be glad you did.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I have a few clunky keys on my new MacBook that I'd like Apple to take at look at as well.
     
  7. kaiwai macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I've had that happen with other laptops, I just find after some continuously usage it sorts itself out.
     
  8. cptpower macrumors regular

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    first step - remove the letter 'y' from any and all passwords :)

    If the shot of compressed air doesn't work, then I'd take it into the store and have them fix/replace it.

    If you're feeling risky, you could try reseating the key yourself (instructions are in various threads on these forums). Personally, I wouldn't go that route; I'd rather get it replaced by an authourized tech, but like I always say.. "to each their own".
     
  9. HowEver macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they'll replace it with a MacBook without the letter "y" so this never troubles you again.

    Seriously, I hope this works out.
     
  10. feyn-man thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeh!!!
    I just got the brand new macbook (replace the hard disk). The apple guys are so nice.
    Thanks for you suggestion.
     

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