Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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How do I fix a key that presses itself randomly?

MacBook 13" A1181 2007

I have spilled milk on my macbook a few months ago and have cleaned it and everything is working fine except for some keys. One is the "<" key that randomly starts pressing itself or sometimes when I click it and release it will keep pressing and won't stop until I press it again or press any other key.

I was thinking of buying a new plunger for that key since I don't have one (I removed it because it was torn. But now I am not sure about doing that since the key is damaged.

Here's how it looks right now:

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One other problem I have is I when I press Shift + W nothing happens, only works if I turn on Caps Lock and press W, it's really weird.

I was wondering what I should do to fix this.


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I have the same problem with my C key, I'm sorry no one has answered us yet, i'll be doing more investigation, but likely i'll be sending it to bestbuy to have geeksquad repair it


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At this point you may want to just get a new upper case assembly. Here's the IFIXIT guide to follow: MacBook Core Duo Upper Case Replacement. Consider getting a used part.

Just keep in mind this MacBook can't run the newer OS's or apps. So consider how much more life it will have before spending too much on it.

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On some of these you can replace just the keyboard with lots of work (about 68 screws), please give us the last four figures of your serial number so we know your exact machine.

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