Unreliable Enter Key on MBA 2013


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 28, 2014
North Carolina
I'm an extremely heavy user of my MBA 2013 13". I've recently run into a problem with the keyboard. I type almost 12 hours a day, for work and programming. I am also a writer on the side. I'm a touch typist, meaning I type without looking at the keys amongst other things.
Anyhow, my enter key has become rather unreliable. I do not eat or drink by my MBA, I do not do anything that would cause dust to get underneath the keys (except perhaps running a fan by my desk). However, if I do not press the enter key hard enough, or if I press the wrong "part" of the key (corners) it will not send it through. This would not be such a huge issue; I could just press it harder, but this is a hindrance since I type so much.
Any advice? Is there any service that I could do to fix this issue. My MBA is still under warranty, but the Apple store is 45-60 minutes away.


macrumors 601
Aug 27, 2012
Once I did a 200 miles drive just to find the exact wheels I wanted on my skates.

No magic dude, unless there is an authorized apple depot closer.


macrumors 65816
Jun 13, 2011
Down by the river
Talk to the Apple store, set up an appointment which fits your schedule, take a nice leisurely drive & get the issue fixed.

$0.02 worth.