Macbook keys jamming

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sailow, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. sailow macrumors newbie

    May 8, 2006
    Yesterday something quite odd happened to my 10 month old macbook.

    I was filling out a form, and the letter b just kept appearing all the time. Then more keys started not working.

    I opened keyboard viewer today and saw that the b key is constantly pressed (though if i keep pressing the b key it eventually turns off) the J key also gets stuck when the b key is stuck, - and then more keys do not work. The h key is totally unresponsive.

    I did not spill anything on my computer.

    Is there any fix for this? Could it just be dirty keys? Or do I need to get a new keyboard for it?
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000


    Mar 3, 2006
    Based on the location of the keys, it sounds like a short on the keyboard. A keyboard replacement is pretty easy on macbooks. Take a look at to see if it's something you want to tackle.
  3. ionlygreat macrumors member

    Jun 17, 2008
    wouldn't this be covered by warranty, since you've only had it 10 months?
  4. KoolStar macrumors demi-god


    Oct 16, 2006
    If it is a hardware malfunction then yes it should be covered.
  5. iChrisG macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Sunny California
    Try Going to the Apple Store too, if you have Applecare call the number to make an appointment.

    Good luck!


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