[SOLVED] Keyboard half working depending on battery or bending
I bought a second hand macbook with a dead battery being told that any knock off one from hong kong would do it.
Since I received the new battery I discovered that my keyboard stops functioning for keys such as Backspace, the arrows, Caps lock, shifts with the letters still working.
If I put back the old battery it works great, if I leave just the power cable it works half and if I put the new battery just the letters work.
Finally If I put the old battery and hold the mac from a corner I get the same result as for the new battery.
Could that come from the keyboard/touchp
I've seen this happen when batteries go bad and start to swell. It puts pressure on the bottom of the keyboard causing it to fail. As with any thing in life you get what you pay for. I would return the battery and buy one with a warranty.
Here are some original Apple batteries: MacBook Battery
Here's a good after market with warranty: http://store.fastmac.com/product_info.ph...
Apple Original OEM Battery. Replace your dying or broken battery with this OEM replacement. Compatible with all 13.3" MacBooks (excluding MacBook Unibody and MacBook Air). 4900-5200 mAh, 55 Watt Hours (Wh). White and black options available. — 26 available at 79.95 each.
Yep worked for mine too!!! Was looking at videos on how to disassemble my mac book. They kept mentioning this site. I checked it out, poped out the battery, and sure as $@*^ it was swollen. They keyboard/ track pad works fine with it out. Thanks for saving me the time of disassembling the thing.