MacBook Pro keyboard and sleep issues

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Reaktor5, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Reaktor5 macrumors 6502a

    Reaktor5

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    Hey everyone,
    A little while ago I noticed the vertical row of the keys '7ujm' would trigger other keys on my 08/09 Unibody MacBook Pro. For example, I'd hit the number 7 and it would type '1234' instead. Recently I noticed that it also refuses to sleep. I'll close the lid and it will attempt to sleep but the backlight will flicker and it'll re-awake.

    I'm careful around my electronics so I've ruled out liquid damage. I did a clean install of Lion and had no luck either, so that ruled out software. I also tried Safari right in Lion Recovery just to be sure.

    Does this sound like a logic board issue or something related to the keyboard? Sadly I'm out of AppleCare, so if I take it to the Genius Bar will they at least diagnose the problem for me free of charge? I'm in the market for a new laptop anyway (waiting for a 15 inch Air), would it be worth investing money to fix it to sell?
     
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator

    SandboxGeneral

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    Based on your description of the problem and that you're confident there isn't any liquid damage, I would venture to say that it is either a logic board issue or a problem with the ribbon/connector of the keyboard to the logic board.

    Have you ever had the laptop apart before?
     
  3. Reaktor5 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Reaktor5

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    I've replaced the RAM and battery, nothing that would involve taking the entire lower case off.
     

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