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Current version by: Kristen Gismondi ,

Title:

MyWhy is my MacBook shift key is always on.pressed?
MyWhy is my MacBook shift key is always on.pressed?

Text:

OK, so myMy right shift button wasn't working. I took it off with a paperclip in order to clean around underneath. After putting the key back I was confronted with a far more annoying problem -- theproblem—the computer is now registering that the key is always being pushed. I restartedI restarted my laptop, which was a terrible idea, because now I can only boot in safe mode.
OK, so myMy right shift button wasn't working. I took it off with a paperclip in order to clean around underneath. After putting the key back I was confronted with a far more annoying problem -- theproblem—the computer is now registering that the key is always being pushed. I restartedI restarted my laptop, which was a terrible idea, because now I can only boot in safe mode.
 
Ideally, I'd like it all to be better. How could I possibly fix this key? If not that, I'd at least have it not working again in the sense that it isn't stuck on"on" anymore. There are a limited number of things that I can do from 'Safe Boot","Safe Boot," and it totally sucks, hahsucks. Worst comes to worse, is there a way I can just completely disable my internal keyboard so that I'm only using this external one? Apparently it doesn't register as connected until AFTER my computer has booted in to safe mode.
Ideally, I'd like it all to be better. How could I possibly fix this key? If not that, I'd at least have it not working again in the sense that it isn't stuck on"on" anymore. There are a limited number of things that I can do from 'Safe Boot","Safe Boot," and it totally sucks, hahsucks. Worst comes to worse, is there a way I can just completely disable my internal keyboard so that I'm only using this external one? Apparently it doesn't register as connected until AFTER my computer has booted in to safe mode.
 
Any suggestions? :)

Device:

MacBook

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

4487

Edit by: mayer, osvaldo, originalmachead, and oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

My shift key is always on.

Text:

OK, so my right shift button wasn't working.  I took it off with a paperclip in order to clean around underneath.  After putting the key back I was confronted with a far more annoying problem -- the computer is now registering that the key is always being pushed.  I restarted, which was a terrible idea, because now I can only boot in safe mode.

Ideally, I'd like it all to be better.  How could I possibly fix this key?  If not that, I'd at least have it not working again in the sense that it isn't stuck on anymore.  There are a limited number of things that I can do from 'Safe Boot", and it totally sucks, hah.  Worst comes to worse, is there a way I can just completely disable my internal keyboard so that I'm only using this external one?  Apparently it doesn't register as connected until AFTER my computer has booted in to safe mode.

Any suggestions? :)

Device:

MacBook

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

4487

Edit by: originalmachead ,

Title:

My shift key is always on.
My shift key is always on.

Text:

OK, so my right shift button wasn't working.  I took it off with a paperclip in order to clean around underneath.  After putting the key back I was confronted with a far more annoying problem -- the computer is now registering that the key is always being pushed.  I restarted, which was a terrible idea, because now I can only boot in safe mode.

Ideally, I'd like it all to be better.  How could I possibly fix this key?  If not that, I'd at least have it not working again in the sense that it isn't stuck on anymore.  There are a limited number of things that I can do from 'Safe Boot", and it totally sucks, hah.  Worst comes to worse, is there a way I can just completely disable my internal keyboard so that I'm only using this external one?  Apparently it doesn't register as connected until AFTER my computer has booted in to safe mode.

Any suggestions? :)

Device:

MacBook

Status:

open

Original post by: Kyle Taylor ,

Title:

My shift key is always on. 

Text:

OK, so my right shift button wasn't working.  I took it off with a paperclip in order to clean around underneath.  After putting the key back I was confronted with a far more annoying problem -- the computer is now registering that the key is always being pushed.  I restarted, which was a terrible idea, because now I can only boot in safe mode.

Ideally, I'd like it all to be better.  How could I possibly fix this key?  If not that, I'd at least have it not working again in the sense that it isn't stuck on anymore.  There are a limited number of things that I can do from 'Safe Boot", and it totally sucks, hah.  Worst comes to worse, is there a way I can just completely disable my internal keyboard so that I'm only using this external one?  Apparently it doesn't register as connected until AFTER my computer has booted in to safe mode.

Any suggestions? :)

Device:

MacBook

Status:

open