Shift Keys giving me HELL!

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by djphrantik, Apr 6, 2009.

  1. djphrantik macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009
    Hey guys,

    I am having all sorts of trouble with my 4-month old aluminum Macbook. Let me start from the beginning...

    I was DJing a party and some idiot spilled his drink on my keyboard. It wasn't a lot but it made my keys really sticky. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and pop the keys off to clean them. When I got to the left Shift, one of the metal bars got stuck under the rubber "nipple" and when I forced it off it popped the nipple off with it. I knew this was a bad thing immediately.

    I continued to clean it and I just put the Shift key back in but now I noticed that the computer was processing that the Shift key was still held down. I kept on writing in caps. So I looked up what I should do if my computer was stuck in caps and I was told to reset my PRAM. When I restarted my computer, it booted into Safe Mode, as if I had held down the Shift key. In Safe Mode, I can't type my password unless I connect a keyboard to do it. Also, I can't use my DJ sound card in Safe Mode. When I close my computer and have it go into sleep mode, the hard drive goes haywire and my computer heats up so much it burned my friend to the point that he had to treat it daily with medication.

    I took it to the Apple Store and they said that the "nipple" being gone voids the warranty and I would have to pay $450 for a completely new keyboard. I told him that I still had the little piece with me and asked if it would make any difference if I glued it back on. He told me he didn't know. So know I am screwed. I have a residency at a club every Thursday so I def. need my computer. I have a backup but I can't use it forever and it would be nice to have my main computer work the way I wanted it to. Anyone has any suggestions?
  2. dubels macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2006
  3. djphrantik thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 6, 2009

    ..i have an aluminum macbook so that keyboard won't work for me. On MacMedic they sell a keyboard for almost $200 but I wouldn't know how to install it myself
  4. dubels macrumors 6502

    Aug 9, 2006
    Sorry about that I didn't read the post fully

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