MacBook Keyboard problem, shift+key doesn't work..

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mpcreation, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. mpcreation macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I have a problem my macbook keyboard stopped working :/ When I press shift + m (for example) it doesn't change it to capital letter. This applies to only half of the key's thats really strange because on my external aluminum keyboard everything works fine. I tried on new user account, same think... also I have accidentally broke the plastic pin that holds one of my keys do you know here I can get one ?
     
  2. KielderWolf macrumors regular

    KielderWolf

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    Northeast England
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    If you do not have the Keyboard Viewer already active:
    System Preferences > Keyboard > [Keyboard tab] > Tick the box labelled "Show Keyboard and Character Viewer in menu bar" > Close SysPref

    If you do already have it active:
    Click the icon in the menu bar > select Keyboard Viewer.

    With the onscreen keyboard active, hold down your Shift key. Do all the letters become upper case? With the keyboard onscreen, do the defective letters work as they should?
     
  3. Quickclick macrumors newbie

    Quickclick

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    Ww Shift and the w do not work-- but CAPS LOCK and w does give a capital W
    --- Post Merged, Jun 12, 2017 ---
    MAC extended wired keyboard-- suddenly a w key works but left SFIFT key + w does not give a capital letter-- while CAPS LOCK and that same w key does present a Capital w-- also use right shift key and w does produce a capital just so far the left shift key and w are not producing the desired capital letter--- seems allotter keys do though ASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM<>?QERTYUIOP yup left shift key and every key BUT the w-- as a matter of fact- left shift key and w does nothing-- not even lower can-- just a no key press and no position advance either!
     

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