My MacBook always starts in safe mode
I have the exact same issue; I would like to connect an external keyboard to the mac all the time because some of the keys are non-functional.
But my macbook always starts in safe mode (probably because of the keyboard problems).
I want to disconnect the keyboard internally from the logic board and run it as normal, but with an external keyboard connected.
I understand you run into trouble with the power button ... is there no workaround on that?
Is this a good question?