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Intermittent failure of certain keys to respond [duplicate]

Came across the second MacBook Pro keyboard recently that exhibit very strange symptoms. Certain keys seem to stop responding despite being clean and traveling very easily just the rest of the keys. ...
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My Macbook Pro is acting as if the SHIFT key were pressed when it absolutely isn't [duplicate]

This started happening suddenly yesterday, and it's annoying/making my life impossible, to say the least. I've tried searching for a solution but every solution given points toward a hardware issue. ...
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Is it possible to disable a specific key in OSX? [duplicate]

It appears my left shift key is permanently down on my MBP. All keys trigger capital letters, and numbers print out the symbols, I have to hold down esc when booting to prevent it from booting into ...
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1 answer
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The "Esc" key in my bluetooth keyboard doesn't work, how to fix it? [duplicate]

I'm using Mac mini, and bought this new bluetooth keyboard. It's not Apple production, but has Apple layout. The other keys all work except "Esc" in the left up corner. Obviously it won't be handy if ...
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Left Shift/Control/Option keys don't work [duplicate]

Yesterday the shift stopped working most of the time (it works 1/100) suddenly (did not spill anything), and the weird thing is that today the Control & Option keys joined the party — they stopped ...
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Have to press down hard for keys on keyboard to work? [duplicate]

My mid-2010 MBP is malfunctioning. For all the keys I have to press down quite hard to get a response. "slow keys" is off. I spilled some water around the keyboard a few days ago, that's about when ...
Foo Fighter's user avatar
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1 answer
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I cant get past my password since my mac only spells caps and starts up in safe mode [duplicate]

In the morning two days ago, I spilled some water on my Macbook pro. It was shut down, so I dried it with a towel but that evening it worked perfectly. I didn't use it for a day and this morning I ...
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Some keys on Apple Wireless keyboard not working [duplicate]

I noticed that these keys are not working on my Apple Wireless keyboard: q, w, e, r, t, y, u, i, & o. All the other keys work normally. The keyboard layout is set to US. Is there a setting that I ...
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Macbook air 2011-mid keyboard keys Q W E R T Y U I O working sporadically [duplicate]

I have an issue where only QWERTYUIO keys are working sporadically or just not working. I have to press them a lot of times to start working and they work for a while and stop again. I have tried ...
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2 votes
1 answer
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Restarting in safe mode without using the shift key under Mojave [duplicate]

I'm trying to restart my MBP (now running Mojave) in safe mode, and for whatever reason holding down shift isn't doing the trick (this complaint is scattered across the internet). Apple offers this ...
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Shift key damaged how to disable it at boot? [duplicate]

I recently spilled water on my computers keyboard, and as a result the left shift key seems to be stuck in the on position. This means that the system always boots into safe boot unless I hold down ...
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Can a Mac boot when the right shift key is broken in the pressed position? [duplicate]

Here's the thing, the right shift key of my macbook is stuck, so it always boots in safe mode once I turn the machine on. Worse, I cannot log in since my password has lower case letters. I tried ...
andresmijares's user avatar
2 votes
3 answers
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Cannot press Shift+T in OS X [duplicate]

Since a few days, I am not being able to press T and any other key on my Wired Apple Keyboard. Nothing happens when I press Shift and T. Keyboard shortcuts like Command ⌘ShiftT don't work. But Command ...
Elmo's user avatar
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How can I boot my MBP into normal mode despite shift key being broken (and on)? [duplicate]

I recently went to the Apple store with my laptop because it would only boot into safe mode and would not accept my password. While there, they said some liquid ruined something in the inside of my ...
Lauren Rogers's user avatar
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2 answers
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Bad keys on Macbook Pro [duplicate]

This week the keys hjkl on my (Early 2011) Macbook Pro sort of all stopped working at the same time (and only those keys are affected). I say "sort of" because they can all start working perfectly ...
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