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The spacebar and some of the letters do not work on my pc keyboard, can anyone help? The virtual keyboard works ok though

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Re: NOTEBOOK PC KEYBOARD PROBLEMS - Apple MacBook Pro PC Notebook Mac Laptops

Replace keyboard.

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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Check if there's some oddball third-party software conflict :
use System Preferences -> Accounts to create a new administrative user account, log into that freshly-created troubleshooting account, and see if the spacebar works correctly. If it does, check the user preferences back in the normal account: open Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal, then copy and paste the following and press return:
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There are two possible problems. Either your laptop's keyboard has a physical problem, or the software has a problem. To eliminate the software problem as the reason, you can hook up an external USB keyboard and verify that all of the keys work.

If you are CAREFUL (because this might void your warranty), you can gently pry the spacebar and delete keys off of the laptop keyboard, clean them with a Qtip soaked in rubbing alcohol, and replace the keys. Make sure the laptop is shut down while you do this.

Even if it is not still under warranty, you can take it into an Apple Store and the folks at the Genius Bar will probably take care of it quickly and for free.

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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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sounds like the rubber is stuck, take off your space bar (make sure you can put it back), make sure theres nothing on the little rubber peices, and put it back on

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