Odd Keyboard Characters after "accident".
Hello good people!
So far this site has just about got my out of the woods after almost losing my Macbook. Let's just say my cat urinated on the keyboard.. And killed it.
I disconnected everything, took all the internals out and cleaned with rubbing alcohol. Let the battery stay unplugged for a few days to let die whatever bad charge was in the system. Turned it on and hurray it is alive. (Thought I'd condense this and not include the hours of frustration and ripping my hair out.)
When it powered up all was well except the keyboard didn't work at all. So I cleaned the zif connector due to possible but unseen corrosion and now the keyboard is alive.
My problem is that everything I type now shows up on the Mac as some weird characters like this: ```££
I turned on the keyboard viewer to see what that Mac was interpreting and when I press a button the correct one does show up on the viewer.. Weird!
I'm thinking it is due to a stuck ALT key.
The weirder thing is that when I click on a letter in the viewer such as A to use the viewer to type.. The weird character is still showing up and it does not show the alt key as being pressed down.
I'm stumped! Is this a software issue that can be fixed? Or hardware due to what happened?
I checked the language and keyboards and such and the only thing selected is United States.
Thanks for any possible help!
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