Weird keyboard issue

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by grumpiegoblin, Feb 3, 2016.

  1. grumpiegoblin macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2015

    I have some strange issues with my keyboard latly. First, two diagonal rows of keys completly stopped working. (8,i,k,(,)) and (9,o,l,.). However they suddenly started working again. Now, the issue is that at random moments its like the @ button is held in. (even though I havent pressed it). This can even happen when Im not typing so I just hear the click sound the mac makes when you type something without writing.

    So often when I type it looks like this:

    "Hi, m@@@@@y name i@@@@"

    it stoppes whenever I hit ano@ther@ @@@key@@@@.@@@@ (@this happened now)

    Im thinking this is a hardware issue. I have restored the whole machine, but it dod not help.

    I was wondering if it is anyone have had the same issue?

    Also is there a way of disabling a single key on the keyboard?

    Thank you!
  2. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Hardware issue, you'll need to replace the keyboard (it comes with the top case), so just order & fit a new top case.
  3. Jatheon macrumors newbie


    Jul 3, 2015
    Try first to disable that key with some software like SharpKeys, if not helps, then keyboard replacement is inevitably.
  4. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Why not take it into Apple and have them take a look. Doesn't seem like a thing that should be occurring to me.
  5. grumpiegoblin thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 12, 2015
    yeah, was thinking of replacing it, but not really want to put to much money into it as its just a mac i got for free since it was quite broken. have been able to replace the hdd, and restore the machine, so now its just the keyboard issue. so wanted to know if was a easy way to fix it.

    Tried disabling it, which worked, as in the acctual button is disabled. but the problem stilll occures.

    I don¨t think I can bring it to apple. Its a macbook pro from 2011. The hdd and glass was broken, which I have replaced, so Im guessing its not any warrenty. And I think its much cheaper to just do it myself rather then paying them.

    Thank you for all your help!

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