mac keyboard does not respond and mouse always uses second click

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by talu93, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. talu93 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys..

    I have been looking through the forum but I couldn't find an answer.
    I have a 2010 11'' Macbook Air.

    Since today morning I am not able to type on my keyboard anymore and also when I click on the trackpad, it always uses the second click for some reason.
    I tried many things, but no success. Before I could still click on 'Guest' when I was about to log in and for some reason it would bring me to my usual account without even entering my password.

    However after some stupid settings changing, I can now only type in the username and password and I am stuck here now, as I can't type on the MBA..

    I really need to use my laptop again and I would very much appreciate your help in this one..

    Thanks guys!!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Maybe your control key is stuck? Try tapping on it a few times.
     
  3. talu93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried that.. doesn't work. When I press the alt key, it writes numbers and punctuations but no letters. Thanks for the reply.
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Did you tap it hard-ish? I can reproduce your exact symptoms if I hold down control. Maybe something got under the key and you have to dislodge it.
     
  5. talu93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    no chance.. Literally hammered it. Just took the key off and there is nothing.. :confused:
     
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  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Sounds like you need a new keyboard.

    Did you spill anything recently? Is it still under warranty?

    If the answers are no and yes, respectively, take it in for a repair or give Apple a call.
     
  8. talu93 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    unfortunately the answer is no and no.. :eek:
    Well I guess I will have to pay the repair! Thank you anyway guys..!

    Cheers
     

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