Is there anyone with a newer MacBook Pro who does NOT have keyboard issues?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, Jul 27, 2019.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    I currently own a 2019 base model 15" and have been using a MacBook 12" a lot as well.

    Touch wood, but neither of those have any keyboard issues.

    Is the keyboard issue overblown or am I SUPER lucky to have 2 computers that haven't given keyboard issues so far???
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    How about neither. Many people did have problems but apple has steadily improved it and so far the latest model is the best it seems
  3. xxray macrumors 6502a

    Jul 27, 2013
    Nope, every single other person who bought them has keyboard issues.
  4. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2014
    I have the 2017 MacBook and that keyboard is fine.

    The 2019 15" keyboard is awesome. I used the previous gen keyboard on my 13" today and it felt too deep.

    I think keyboards are one of those things you have to get used to, but once you get used to it then it's fine.

    Switching between keyboards, like lets say one style at work and one style at home, is a bit more cumbersome.
  5. dwfaust macrumors 603


    Jul 3, 2011
  6. siroht macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2013
    Early 2019 MacBook Pro 15 inch I9 version with no problems.
  7. mmomega macrumors 68040


    Dec 30, 2009
    DFW, TX
    Have 2 - '16 MBP, a '17 and an '18.
    No issues.
  8. kp98077 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 26, 2010
    I've never had keyboard issues... and have had many MacBooks, many!
  9. SantaClawz macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2019
    Toronto area
    2018 MPB 13, no issues, although I only had it for a few months.
  10. StralyanPithecus macrumors regular


    Sep 27, 2018
    Toasty South Texas, I miss my kangaroos.
    MacBook 12 (2017), no problems. Macbook Pro nTB 2017, no problems. MacBook Pro TB 2019, no problems.
    I’m soo lucky!!!! /s
  11. Lobwedgephil macrumors 601


    Apr 7, 2012
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

    Feb 4, 2008
    I had a 2017 13-inch MacBook Pro until some rassenfrassen stole it from my car Monday. Didn’t have any issues with the keyboard aside from the arrow key arrangement still isn’t natural to me.

    Just got a 2018 13-inch MBP, the one that was $1,799 until about a month ago, and so far no issues with it either.

    Any problem that sounds widespread is probably still a small segment of overall users. But it’s just something much more common than usual glitches and flaws that get fixed by taking a computer in.
  13. macjunk(ie) macrumors 6502a

    Aug 12, 2009
    Had a 2018 MBP. Keyboard issues along with random crashes.
  14. Invisible Elf macrumors member

    Jan 16, 2011
    Had a 2018 without issues, now a 2019 without issues.
  15. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Of our work laptops, so far two or three (I don’t have numbers at hand) out of approx 40 machines were reported to have sticky keys and were promptly replaced under warranty by our service partner. This is a mix of 2016-2018 machines, haven’t purchased anything new this year yet. All in all, my experience with these models is that are rather unproblematic. Around 10-15% of Mac laptops we buy need to be repaired within three years of ownership, and newer macs compare quite favorably in this regard to previous models. With 2011 15”, the GPU failure was an obvious issue (I think by now each of our units failed), and the 2013-2015 models had a noticeably high chance of USB ports failure (if I remember correctly, we had issues like these with at least 4 laptops).

    Overall, I still find macs to be very reliable, the repair service is very quick (if you have access to a good provider), administration is trivial, and with time machine, the downtime are minimal. In our organization, it’s Lenovo’s and Dells that have been causing most maintenance effort (and we own like 5 of them).
  16. idark77 macrumors 6502


    Dec 2, 2014
  17. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 603

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    ‘16 Macbook here, keyboard repaired 3 times and top case exchanged twice, screen replaced once. Newest keyboard supposedly has the plastic layer underneath, and I also feel a difference.
  18. nobackup macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2008
    They fixed my 16 MacBook. 0 issues with my 17 NTB 13 pro, just upgraded to 19 13 pro no issues yet. But any ways they put all Pros on a four years after first activation free fix program so no $$$$ only time without (which would be one day) fix, so no really fear of a $700 fix waiting to bite you
  19. BLBL macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2018
    Today I had briefly my first stuck key with my 2019 entry Pro with the latest generation keyboard. One of the keys was slightly stuck. It nearly stuck in down position. I kept slightly hitting the key and it started to work again. Not sure what cause it but maybe something got between the key and chassis opening for the key. I need to keep and eye on this if it happens again. Maybe I should try compressed air just to make sure?

    I never experienced this once with Air 2018 I had for few weeks but my Pro is under two weeks, so that is somewhat troubling as it should have the keyboard fixing these issues. I have been using my Pro in pretty clean conditions and nothing obvious debris is not around the keys like bread crumbs and such (I never use the computer while eating).
  20. nobackup macrumors regular


    Apr 19, 2008
    Thought that’s what the improve V3 + Nylon were supposed to act. The old ones did not self unstick. So acting as designed :)
  21. racoop macrumors member

    Oct 13, 2012
    No issues of any kind with my 2016 MBP 15". Still loving it.
  22. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
  23. involuntarheely macrumors newbie

    Jul 28, 2019
    I've just recently bought my first MBP, it's the cheapest 2019 base model. No issues with the keyboard so far (I actually really like it, fingers crossed).
    But it's only been a couple of days.
  24. 960design macrumors 68030

    Apr 17, 2012
    Destin, FL
    No keyboard issues with:
    MBP15 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019 (i9)
    Did have a 'flex gate' issue with the 2016 model after two years.

    PS. Did not have any keyboard issues with earlier models either. I did have a GPU failure in a 2009 (could have been 2010?) that Apple kindly replaced out of warranty.
  25. poorcody macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2013
    Pre-order 2016 MBP 15", daily user of keyboard, no issues. No issues in our lab of 11 similar machines. Family has two 2015 12" MacBooks with first gen keyboards -- no issues.

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