Problem with Macbook Pro unibody keyboard (it doesn't respond)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Jacko221, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. Jacko221 macrumors newbie

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    So... Sorry if I am starting a redundant topic that's already been posted but I have a pretty annoying problem. Yesterday after looking at my Macbook Pro unibody keyboard and seeing that it was full of grime and nasty dirt I decided to clean it. I used a small power towel and just a little water and soap, I cleaned the keyboard and scrubbed at it vigorously. (I used soap and a little bit of water because I'm in Thailand at the moment and that was all I had) But immediately after I did this I noticed that my keyboard began to act wonky and only certain keys were working. I decided to power off the computer and at first I ran into the problem of not starting up Mac OSX due to installing Boot Camp and running into problems with that. But finally I did make it back into Mac OSX surprisingly and found that everything was working fine except for my keyboard. I then turned the computer off and attempted to let the keyboard dry out before starting it again a few hours later. But I had no luck and the keyboard remained dead. I reiterate that everything else works great, the trackpad works, I can start my computer, charge it and connect to internet, etc etc but the keyboard just won't respond. I have now resorted to using a plug in keyboard and I'm getting increasingly annoyed though with it. Does anyone have any ideas for me? I know I bought applecare when I purchased my Mac but I'm in Thailand and don't have it with me at the moment. I'm thinking about going to the Apple store where I am (luckily they have them out here) but I am worried about how much that is going to cost. I also looked into replacing the keyboard and I would have to replace the topcase which looks pretty expensive. Well hopefully someone can give me some enlightening advice because I definitely need it haha.
     
  2. Jacko221 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright guys, well damn I guess I'll just go to the Apple retailer in Thailand if you guys don't have any suggestions. I'm a bit disappointed with this forum now to be honest...
     
  3. MikeinJapan macrumors regular

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    If you registered the applecare, you don't need anything but the serial number. However, using water to clean the keyboard was the problem. I think you have killed the keyboard and voided your warranty too because you damaged the MBP. Try and get it fixed, fingers crossed they won't notice.

    I think trying to use paragraphs will help.
     
  4. Jacko221 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks man, I'm gonna go to the Apple Store in Thailand where I am at the moment and have them look at it. I'm just freaking out because yeah im not in the US and I also feel like a total idiot at the moment because of this out of warranty thing.
     

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