Now I need to find out why it started asking for a log in. On the other side, there are youtube videos that should them pulling apart the keys with small screwdrivers. So your password now has to be all caps and only letters. I figured out that sliding a small knife between glued bottom and middle sheets it's quite tricky to separate those film sheets, but a sharp knife helps and then carefully twisting the blade I mean rotating the blade around longest axis to separate the film sheets even more started to affect the shift key status in the keyboard viewer! Hooks are on the right and the snaps are on the left. It's a nice flat surface underneath, I had no qualms about cleaning with a damp cloth. Clean the area around the key. It looks like there are at least 3 plastic film sheets, 2 bottom of which are glued together and might look like they are one single layer , and the top one is just aligned with them and has those rubber nipples.
When you install the key cap on the retainer, make sure to seat the side with holders on the edges of the key fist. Replacing the Keyboard Apple will traditionally replace your top case assembly. Then for a short while, it started to work okay-ish. Ask the ebay seller for that if the parts are from there. As soon as I can save some money, I will get my topcase and keyboard replaced but until then this solution works great with minimal change. Having said that, the above trick worked like a charm and haven't had an issue again for 2 months now.
See also the for more information. It is driving me bonkers! You will need needle nose tweezers to handle small parts. Trying it out should be a personal decision and I think it is trivial to remind people that this is at their own risk. Install the bottom arrow key as we did in steps 3-5. Remove the key cap from the damaged donor keyboard. Hold the Option button down on boot to bypass the Safe Mode ensure a normal boot 2. I'm just going to repeat this process every 30 days until the next model is released, hopefully then the newer model won't be so susceptible to flecks of household dust.
My left-arrow key is not clicking, and when i take both left and right arrow keys off in the way you described I can see that the left butterfly is not pressing upwards with the same springiness as the right. Interesting, yeah I am talking about the keyboard viewer. A credit card would probably work but might be a little stiff for the initial pry. I actually spilled whine into my keyboard and many keys were affected, but I did not break a single one doing it as follows. My poor 2008 MacBook lasted until late 2014. This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
In these cases, they keyboard needs to be removed and cleaned with an electrical solvent. I took off both shift keys and still didnt alleviate the problem. The left arrow key missing just the cap. Thanks for advising… All the best, and keep writing! Like Rickdubya, my warranty had run out just a month ago and I knew Apple would not cover this under warranty. It's possible that my favorite beverage was spilled or some other liquid damage. Easy hack, if you ask me. This subreddit is not endorsed or sponsored by Apple Inc.
Also the D-key is occasionally sticky. After removing all 80+ screws and replacing them all back in to find the issue remained I'm a little frustrated. Has this worked for anyone who has had one of their keys stopped working completely for no reason? Make sure it moves freely. The best thing that's worked is just hitting the key a couple times really hard. Contaminants and regular wear are now much more likely to contribute to premature failure resulting in either stuck or non-responsive keys. There is a contaminant that is shorting electrical connections.
In some cases, you have to press down the bottom of the key as you are putting upward pressure under the upper side to help release the 'snap' side. The new one is doing it too with several. Tried the systems management reset as suggested. I think I should drop this MacBook to the glass door of apple store. With older Mac keyboards, I occasionally removed individual keys for cleaning. I now have to forcefully push my w key until it makes several clicking sounds, and then it starts to work slightly. Oh hey, it didn't do it that time.
Make sure the key moves freely. So after I tried absolutely everything and was ready to give up on the keyboard I did what mrhurep suggested and. There are 3 hooks on the right and 3 snaps on the left. Start In Safe Mode You can use the Safe Mode method to check if your MacBook has another issue or not. To put it back in place, simply re-insert the smaller piece into the bracket, then place the carriage back in the key slot lengthwise with the small square hole on the right side of the key slot. What else could cause the stuck shift syndrome? Turn the key cap over and inspect small plastic key holders on the bottom side of the key.
Make sure the holders engage with the retainer. As others have described in other comments above, one side of the scissor clip is designed to slide into place, and the other is designed to click into place. If you think other keys are not affected, then you can use KeyRemap4MacBook itself to remap the shift functionality to a lesser used key like the Left Option key. I don't know why Apple doesn't make that wiring part those plastic sheets completely waterproof. Well, we went to Apple to see what they could do. This is the aluminum housing that holds all the internals. Try to remove it from the keyboard as clean as possible, so the bottom side of the plunger remains as flat as possible.