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Macbook Keyboard problems

My Macbook keyboard is having problems, it misses first letters, at first I thought it was me, but no, it's the keyboard, it also has issues with capslock and numlock, did anyone else have these problems? If you did please tell me how you got over them.

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Have you contacted apple support???? Is this still under wty if you dont know please post the serial # and i can check

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