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Back to the same problem. I'm always happy to save someone a few hundred miles of travel ;) It's quite surprising that so many people have this problem. Now it's time to update some of those mac forums with a link to this page! 15 MICAH Dec 31, 2008 at 1:20 pm Thanks for the fix… I had done Thanks! my review here

I tried every suggestion about resetting the SMC blah blah, but nothing worked but this. Jul 14, 2014 4:14 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by justinfppc, justinfppc Jul 16, 2014 7:15 AM in response to BDAqua Level 1 (0 points) Jul 16, Advertise on MacRumors Our Staff Arnold Kim Editorial Director Email • Twitter Eric Slivka Editor in Chief Email • Twitter Juli Clover Editor Email • Twitter Joe Rossignol Editor Email • With disassembling it the first time couldn't find anything, so I continued looking for an answer online.

Keep us posted on when you get your OSX DVD's and hard drive. If you choose to do this, make sure to back up the important files first. I found your site on Google.

After installing the sticky note over the orange cable, it appears to have fixed the problem. It took tens of thousands of failed ipod nanos before they issued a recall. 78 Narbeh May 29, 2009 at 3:37 pm ps. Unfortunately it recently started happening again. After one year the keyboard stops working.

The layout of the battery bay looks quite different from the Pro, but you can still see the slim ribbon cable : http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/MacBook-Core-Duo-Battery-Connector/293/1 (See step 3) I folded a bit of Cancel Grzegorz J Rep: 1 2 Posted: 03/18/2010 Options Permalink History great thanks for tip. The machine was then used for a few days by one of the dev's at the office to track down a bug related to the nvidia chipset. https://www.ifixit.com/Answers/View/11010/Why+does+not+work+only+a+few+keys First, the problem: Backlit keyboard doesn't work.

Once you've copied all of your files off... I'll give it a try and report back….thanks! Each time the spacebar or left Apple key is hit, it puts pressure on the top metal piece (which, by its design, is a corner piece and can “conveniently” flex downward), Thanks for the note. 18 damian Jan 6, 2009 at 12:49 pm This is totally incredible.

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Let me know if you have any more questions, and I'll be glad to try and help. this page I am not going to click "Accept" quite yet, bc I'd like some instructions from you on how I can add more. I think the cause of this was an overly stuffed computer bag. 30 Alex Jan 25, 2009 at 6:03 pm Man of the year! I spent hours on the phone and had two visits to the Genius Bar and nobody would pay for the repairs of this so-called hardware failure.

But that's just guessing at this point. My local Apple repair shop says that I need a mobo. It worked until 2 weeks ago then the same problem appeared again. get redirected here Brunus The pre 22 Bongani Jan 16, 2009 at 5:24 am Thanks a lot Jason, My MBP's keyboard and trackpad are working again.

But to no avail. Sign in to make your opinion count. They were quick to tell me that it'd cost over $150 though.

Eventually I had to bring my laptop in to Apple and they replaced the top case.

And rather conveniently (at least for Apple to collect money for a repair or a new computer), it doesn’t completely sever the cable. I'm not really concerned with the price, bc I use it enough to justify (in my own mind at least), a few extra $$$. Please tell me I am not TOTALLY SCREWED!!! I am told it works with all people who had at first an intermittently unresponsive keyboard or mouse turned permanent.

I found your site using google, just try ‘macbook pro keyboard trackpad' and you will get nothing but hits on defective/unresponsive trackpads and keyboards. When I apply the tissue or paper solution I still get no results. Some thoughts: 1. useful reference Help!Powerbook G4 15"-2005 modelBacklit Keyboard1gb RAM Posted on Jul 14, 2014 10:17 AM Reply I have this question too Q: PowerBook G4 15 Keyboard not working during Leopard install Hide Question

If it really is the ribbon connector, wouldn't the keyboard lose functionality if the battery were removed and running just off of the power cord? Thanks! (I'm still on AppleCare, but the nearest Apple store is three hours away, and I can't be without my Mac Skip navigation UploadSign inSearch Loading...