"Hard" MPB keys?

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  1. mig

    mig Active Member

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    Now I could just be nitpicking, but I noticed an annoying "problem" with my MBP recently. The keys are supposed to be soft touch, meaning I don't have to apply lots of pressure for them to register. I grew used to typing with a light hand and it felt really comfortable.

    I was editing a paper a few days back and had a lot of backtracking to do, hence the constant pressing of the left arrow key. I noticed that it required a lot more pressure for it to register. Seemed like its not soft touch at all. I've been playing around with it and there are times where I push it lightly (but enough for the button to sink, and with enough pressure that makes the other keys register) and the command doesn't register.

    Its annoying the hell out of me. Anyone have any single key problems aside from me? Is it worth having my computer checked over this? I know its a small thing but its been bugging me. [​IMG]

    I'm on a Late '08 2.4 MBP with the chicklet keys, if that matters.
     
  2. ArkiJan

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    i have a problem like that with the letter "J" in my late 2007 macbook... i just learned to live with it... but yours is different as it is the left arrow key... it wouldn't hurt if you bring it to iRescue in Digital Hub V-Mall to have it checked... ;o)
     
  3. mig

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    *bump*

    So this has been bugging me to no end. Would it be silly to send my computer in for repairs over a single key? :eek:
     
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    If it really bugs you, you should get an expert to check it for you. You deserve a flawless Mac experience, but sometimes, glitches like this happen…
     
  5. chetiboy

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    it's not supposed to be hard.
    the chiclet keyboard doesn't require heavy finger pressure when typing.
    maybe you can have it checked, and hopefully you have warranty for your unit to enjoy

    be as detailed as possible to your service provider, really speeds things up
     
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    Get a second opinion from someone else and an ASP. If the ASP deems it fit to recommend a replacement of the top case (i'm assuming you're still under warranty), then good for you :)
     
  7. mig

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    The keyboard comes with a topcase replacement? :eek:

    I really want to get it fixed and I know for a fact that it isn't as easy to press as the other keys. I'm just scared of being declined, I suppose. A single key might not warrant a replacement, after all.
     
  8. antski

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    is it MPB or MBP?
     
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    i'm sure it's MBP unless it's macpook bro hehe :p
     
  10. jcdman

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    That's not a unibody MBP right? But anyway, yes, the keyboard does come with the whole top case inlcuding the trackpad. No man, don't worry, bring it to our shop and I can personally look at it for you :) Otherwise, you can also try calling the hotline at 1-800-14410234 and state your case, they will advise you what to do :)
     
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    Its a Late '08, meaning its a unibody MBP. :p I'm just waiting for some free time so I can have it repaired. I'm hoping it gets sorted out. Its a small thing but its really annoying!
     
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    As with what @jcdman had said one should not be "scared" to be declined warranty no matter how small a problem may be it is after all "still a problem" and being it electronics it would be better to have it checked early on after all it still has warranty...
     
  13. mig

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    Went to DH V-Mall with a friend who was getting SL last night and I had my laptop checked. The guy noticed something odd with the left key but they'd still have to take it in for diagnosis. Then if its broken, order the parts from Singapore.

    All in all, a week without my laptop. Now I don't know when to send it back in because I need it for school!
     
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    to be honest, no. i had an entire top case replaced courtesy of apple over a defective Fn key... just replacing the key would've been fine, but Apple replaced the entire top case or whatever it's called :D

    just have it checked. after all if it's a defective part then apple will be more than happy to replace it :)
     
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  15. mig

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    Giving this a bump as I don't want to start another thread.

    I took advantage of the break and finally left my MBP at Digital Hub V-Mall. The long haired guy checked the unit (forgot to get his name) and noticed the hard key as well. They took it in for repairs. Hopefully they replace the topcase and sort it out!

    Anyone else had a part replaced through them? How long did it take you? I was quoted 3-7 days but I'm REALLY hoping to get it back by Wednesday/Thursday. I'm stuck on my Mom's netbook for now :(
     

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