MacBook Pro, bad keyboard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tubeexperience, Jul 30, 2016.

  1. tubeexperience macrumors 68030

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    A guy brought to me a Mid 2012 MacBook Pro (non-Retina) that won't turn on. He said that he spilled something on it.

    Anyway, I don't see any sign of liquid even after removing the logic board and optical drive, so I am assuming that the keyboard backlit prevented the liquid from reaching the interior.

    So... (after reassembling the laptop) I disconnected the keyboard and battery and plugged in the power adapter. The laptop powers on immediately and seems to operate normally (using a USB keyboard).

    Now, I am very well aware that the power button is connected to the keyboard.

    I am confident that the keyboard is the problem and needs replacing, but I am looking for a second opinion (or more) because I don't want to pay return shipping if the keyboard isn't really the problem.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Sounds like the keyboard.
    Did you try powering it own with the keyboard attached post-reassembly to see how that goes?
     
  3. jerryk macrumors 68020

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  4. tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I did. It won't power on.

    No, I don't.
     

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