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My apple 13-inch MACBOOK got water damage, after drying it out for a couple days with the battery out, computer worked perfectly fine... EXCEPT it would SOMETIMES act as if the shift key is held down. (its evident when i click the keyboard viewer) i) when restarting the computer, will safe boot itself ii) suddenly when typing letters will be capitalized, numbers will turn into symbols iii) shortcuts (copy paste etc) will not work, and once in a while my sound key (F10-12) responds, but will not allow for sound to come out of the speaker ... WHAT is wrong with my computer? and how can i fix it? should i get a new keyboard and attach it to my comp? thanks in advance

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I just spilled water on my Macbook Pro and am having the exact same problem you experienced. Did you ever find a solution? FYI I ready thru the 2 solutions here but am not tech savvy.
Thanks in advance for any help.

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First off remove the battery and , put it in a warm and dry place for a few days. If that doesn't help open the Laptop and clean and dry it out as much as you can. Here's a guide on how to disassemble an Laptop. Maybe a tech savy friend can do it for you. If you want to pay to have a service do it for you there are third party Laptop Repair Services.

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Your issue seem to indicate there was damage to the keyboard when it got wet. Drying out the laptop may have gotten it to function for now but it isn't really a substitute for a thorough cleaning by a professional (which might also solve your keyboard issue).

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