Macbook keyboard problem

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by miffed, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. miffed macrumors member

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    (Firstly, I have searched to see if this is a recognised problem but not found anything - I apologise I have missed something, but I never seem to get a lot out of search functions !)

    My Macbook is just out of guarantee

    I have recently noticed the a few keys are not responding as they should - on an intermitant basis , for example , all will be going well , then all of a sudden , the right shift key & all the keys on the top row , from esc to F6 will stop responding , then , 5 minutes later , they will all be fine again

    Being impatient and wanting is sorted quick , I did a clean install of OS X , thinking that would be the end of it - but it made no difference at all This pointed towards a hardware problem , so I ran the Apple Hardware Test , no joy (all fine) , and then to confirm this , I booted up XP via Boot Camp - to add insult to injury , XP works fine, no probs whatsoever

    Any ideas or similar experiences ?

    Wish I had got Apple care now !!
     
  2. darkcurse macrumors 6502a

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    The problem with intermittent problems are that they are hard to diagnose because you have to be extremely lucky to reproduce it in front of the Apple techs. I remember my MBP has an intermittent speaker problem. My right speaker would go off sometimes for no apparent reason. Took it to the Apple service centre, they took a look at it said there was nothing wrong with it. It still happens now though but really rarely so thats ok for me. I say, just use it until it breaks like all the time and then send it in. I don't think it'll be that expensive to replace the keyboard
     

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