PB 12 keyboard bump

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by NateP, Oct 30, 2005.

  1. NateP macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2005
    I just got a new PB 12 last week as my primary computer, and I am having a great time.

    I just noticed, however, that the F8 key seems to be a little raised up on its left side (next to F7). It may be my paranoia (I did just move from a Toshiba whose hard drive failed a few weeks back), but the surrounding key (F7, 7, 8) also seem a bit raised up where they come close to the left side of F8. It's almost like there's a little bump under there.

    Any ideas? Should I worry?
  2. Demon Hunter macrumors 68020

    Mar 30, 2004
    I had a similar problem with my 15"... if they make clicking noises that's what mind did.
  3. NateP thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2005
    No, no clicking noises. Just what seems to be a small bump under the keyboard.
  4. hcuar macrumors 65816


    Jul 23, 2004
    Yup... my rev C PB has the same "bump". It's always had it, never seemed to cause a problem. Someone once upon a time here at MR mentioned this is normal. ?
  5. neocell macrumors 65816


    May 23, 2005
    Great White North
    Are you sure the key is completely attached to the base. At least on my PB the key covers can be easily popped off. There are four attachment corners, maybe one of those attachment points is not attached all the way on your F8 key.
    Push down, quite hard and see if you hear a click and the key flattens out
  6. NateP thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2005
    Tried pressing the keys down, but it didn't seem to affect it. Everything appears to be secure.

    Hcuar, thanks. Since the rev. D is essentially the rev. C, it's good to know that this is "normal."
  7. babababoon macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2005
    I just got my Rev E 15" last Saturday and I have the same type of bump on the keyboard (on the delete and cap lock key). Do you guys think I could bring it back to Apple and ask them to fix it?:confused:
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus


    Jul 28, 2003
    Citizens Bank Park
    You could try. They might even just replace the affected keys so you don't have to wait for it to ship out.
  9. babababoon macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2005
    One of my key fell off when I was typing on my "bumpy" keyboard!

    This is after less than 1 week of use.. I think I need to drive to the Apple store to have it fixed. Hopefully they'll fix it in-store and I don't have to send my powerbook in.:rolleyes:

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  10. xli_ne macrumors 6502a


    Mar 3, 2005
    Center of the Nation

    sorry to see that. I have the same "bump" on my powerbook. Doesn't seem to be a problem.
  11. babababoon macrumors newbie

    May 10, 2005
    I took my powerbook to the Apple Store today and they replaced a brand new one to me. YAY! Although the keyboard is still a little bumpy it is a lot better than my previous one! :) :D
  12. NateP thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2005

    I'm glad to know that they're good about replacement, in case anything happens with my keyboard. it's still a little funny lookin', but working well.
  13. iEdd macrumors 68000


    Aug 8, 2005
    Usually easy to fix. Pull the key off and reseat it. Often the front is clicked in but the back hooks aren't under, just ontop, making it harder to press. Put the key back on, hooking it in and clicking it down.
  14. NateP thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 20, 2005
    Is there any trick to pulling off the key? I, of course, don't want to break it.

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