Shift key stuck, how to bypass Safe Boot?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by GildedSpaceHydra, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. GildedSpaceHydra, Dec 23, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016

    GildedSpaceHydra macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2016
    late 2009 macbook running El Capitan.

    Shift key is stuck, so it keeps booting in safe mode. I don't have an external keyboard handy and need into my computer. No hope of buying a new one due to poverty, so that isn't a solution right now.

    Is there still a keystroke to bypass this? I thought it was holding C on the white screen, but that didn't work.
  2. GildedSpaceHydra thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2016
    Yes, I've cleaned the keys thoroughly. It's been like this for a while, and when it first happened I tried everything, sometimes more than once. I've gotten it past safe boot with some keystroke before, I just don't remember what it was as it has been a while since I used the laptop (its functionality is greatly reduced with a permanently depressed shift key anyway so I use it very rarely and shut it down even less frequently).
  3. ventmore macrumors 6502a

    Jul 13, 2008

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