A couple hours later I notice that half the keys arent sticky anymore. If the problem is happening regularly, either switch from everything bagels to plain bagels or visit your local Apple Store -- ideally before your warranty is up. At least lawsuits against Apple over the use of the butterfly switch. Updated on June 25: Added repair program details and stipulations. Apple's designs can be beautiful, and its network of stores makes getting quality service for a computer easy.
But this time, the third time, I was ready. And the current third-generation keyboard still exhibit the same flaws. I took some of you all's advice and applied baby oil. I tried lifting the keys with a spudger — which I do not recommend, felt like they were bolted on and lifting them far would break them. But every time I pressed it once, it spaced twice. Read the directions on the can carefully before using. And, sure enough, it worked.
I had the same problem. So, just be careful and do exactly as described below! The program covers eligible MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro models for 4 years after the first retail sale of the unit. Still, this is a frustrating problem because a keyboard is the kind of physical interface that you would think requires just a small fix. When I traded my old MacBook Pro for a , it took me a few days to get accustomed to typing on the shallow, butterfly keyboard. Apple's designs can be beautiful, and its network of stores makes getting quality service for a computer easy. After buying the Macbook 2 weeks ago I had to bring it for repair due to a problem with a stuck key.
One last thing you might try before sending your MacBook out for repair is to follow the method described in the top comment of this of using your fingernail to scrape the metal edges of the keyboard deck below a stuck key. But users -- including high-profile reviewers -- have continued to experience problems. Others have responded to this comment with profuse thanks saying it worked for them. I am hoping the factory guys don't have any social skills but kick butt on fixing computers. Have this problem or know how to fix it? Find more of my work at , on , and.
However, people are starting to report one specific problem with the new MacBook keyboard design. Apple is very happy to tell that to us anyway and the Internet is full of people reminding us of that. If a computer with actually broken, dead, or malfunctioning keys is brought into the Apple Store, Geniuses run no fewer than three diagnostic tests that each take about 15 minutes. I hope this doesn't recur but that doesn't seem to be the case as reported by others on this string. I've read that it's not as simple as replacing a single key but that the entire keyboard or bottom half of the laptop may need to be replaced.
However, this time, it's worse. Trying it out should be a personal decision and I think it is trivial to remind people that this is at their own risk. The space bar is the the most-used key on the keyboard. You can Google to find posts from those who've done this. Or, more specifically, when the right side of the space bar stopped working. Anyone who has already had their keyboard repaired at their own expense is invited to get in touch with Apple as they may be eligible for a refund.
But Apple Stores will prioritize keyboard replacements. 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. Your Mac notebook will be examined prior to any service to verify that it is eligible for this program. I hope that when Apple redesigns its keyboard once again, it will include user repair as a design priority. You know best what it has been through tho. He told me that they would need to send it out for repair and couldn't give me an estimate for the repairs. It was a little frightening at first, but just be careful and it'll be fine.
Apple After thoroughly spraying the space bar with air, I placed my MacBook Pro back on my kitchen table and happily discovered that its space bar was again fully operational. The company also is deploying its new keyboard to Apple Stores to be used in repairs. The redesign was part of an effort to make thinner and lighter than in the past. Hope Apple fixes this before my current keyboard craps out. Now, after two years of complaints and a lawsuit about the butterfly mechanism in its keyboards, Apple has finally acknowledged that there is a problem.