MacBook Pro, bad keyboard?

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

  1. tubeexperience macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    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

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Sounds like the keyboard.
    Did you try powering it own with the keyboard attached post-reassembly to see how that goes?
  3. jerryk macrumors 601

    Nov 3, 2011
    SF Bay Area
  4. tubeexperience thread starter macrumors 68040

    Feb 17, 2016
    I did. It won't power on.

    No, I don't.

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