Some keys on the MacBook air don't work

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xdarkdragonx01, Apr 5, 2011.

  1. xdarkdragonx01 macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2008
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    I got a used MacBook air on eBay and I noticed the some keys on the keyboard don't work as intended.

    For example, the '1' key does not work at all, the 'p' key would increase the volume, the 'delete' key would enable capslock.

    I've tried to do a clean install of Mac OS X but it would still do the same thing.

    Is my logic board broken?
    What else can I try to make sure that the keyboard is the problem and not the software?
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    I suspect the keyboard has been damaged or there's been a liquid spill.
  3. Young Spade macrumors 68020

    Mar 31, 2011
    Tallahassee, Florida
    Sounds like someone spilled something on the keyboard; I did that with an old keyboard once and certain keys would not work along with others entering random commands.

    I would call up apple and see how much it is to get it fixed :/

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