Retina MacBook spacebar issue

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by April Knight, Mar 5, 2016.

  1. April Knight Suspended

    Jul 24, 2011
    Olympia, WA
    I have searched the forum and saw a few people mentioning spacebar issues. The left side of my spacebar seems to be pressed down such that I have to press in the middle or the right side of the spacebar in order to activate the key.

    1) Have those who experienced this issue gotten it fixed by Apple?
    2) Is this as common as it seems?
  2. LordSheldon, Mar 5, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016

    LordSheldon macrumors newbie


    Feb 6, 2016
    New York, NY
    This issue happened to me with the right side of my spacebar. I had this issue back in January, made an appointment at the Genius Bar, and they fixed it for me covered by the warranty.

    Also, I've had my MacBook since May of last year. (the issue may have been related from my cat using it as a personal butt warmer though o_O)

  3. kdoug macrumors 6502a


    Jun 2, 2010
    Iowa City, IA USA
  4. Theophil1971 macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2015
    I had this same issue - twice - on the right hand side of my space bar. Both times, the "solution" was sort of counter-intuitive. The right side of my space bar felt like it was sitting too low - like if I pressed on it, it wouldn't depress enough in order to register.
    Ironically - the solution was for me to press somewhat more firmly than normal. I pushed moderately hard on the right-side of the key, and it kind of 'clicked' into place. Almost like it wasn't totally seated properly. Once I did that, it worked like new again.
    Again, this happened twice, and both times pressing down firmly on the non-responsive area, until it 'clicked' slightly, is what made the difference.
    Hope that helps.
  5. TommyBoy5 macrumors member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Mine just started to go now. I noticed that I'd type and spaces were missing. I'll have it checked out by Apple.
  6. Max(IT) Suspended


    Dec 8, 2009
    several users are reporting issues with MacBook's keyboard... AT this time we don't know if the new design is weaker than the traditional.
  7. April Knight thread starter Suspended

    Jul 24, 2011
    Olympia, WA
    Yeah, I ended up taking it into the Apple Store. They tested it out and saw that pretty much the entire left quarter of the space bar wasn't pressing in. Apparently in order to fix any keyboard issues, they have to replace the whole top face of the MacBook, so it's off for repair now. I really don't like the idea of my MacBook having repair parts, especially if it's only a month old, but as long as it works better I'm okay with it.

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