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I have a white macbook White late- 2009 A1342 macbook Duo

The power button and several keys on the rights side of keyboard do not work . Can only power up by jumpstarting.

Any way to further diagnose tried pram and smc reset.

Might I need to replace ribbon cable or keyboard/topcase

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Yes - top case replacement. Sounds like spill damage. Check in side for corrosion.

If this answer is acceptable please remember to return and mark it.

No spill damage but maybe keyboard cable was damaged? Do I still need new top case - any way to put in new ribbon cable only. New topcase $150, used macbook ebay $320 best choice?

DPWCT,

You can start with the cheaper fix… I have no way of knowing where the damage is. If you need/want other parts on hand maybe the used MB is a good investment.

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