Macbook keys jamming

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

  1. sailow macrumors newbie

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    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

    techound1

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    #2
    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 ifixit.com to see if it's something you want to tackle.
     
  3. ionlygreat macrumors member

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

    KoolStar

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    #4
    If it is a hardware malfunction then yes it should be covered.
     
  5. iChrisG macrumors member

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    Try Going to the Apple Store too, if you have Applecare call the number to make an appointment.

    Good luck!

    -Chris
     

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