The March 2015 update of Apple's 13" MacBook Pro Retina Display, model A1502, features fifth-generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processors and introduces the Force Touch trackpad.

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Keyboard is typing random numbers when letters are pressed?

My keyboard's "asdfghjkl" line of letters, when pressed, type a number unintentionally. When I press "a", it types a1, and when I type "s", it types s2, and so on. Sometimes, the problem doesn't occur, and it types normally. But then, the problem comes back. The number row types letters after I type numbers as well. How do I fix this? Do I need to replace the keyboard? Or is there another way?

That was typed on my PC. Here's the same thing, typed on my Macbook. I copied the following text and put in in iCloud notes, and then copied it from iCloud notes to this website using my PC. You can clearly see the problem.

My keyboar1d3’s2 “a1s2d3f4g5h6j7k8l9” l9ine of4 l9etters2, wh6en pres2s2ed3, type a1 number unintentiona1l9l9y. Wh6en I pres2s2 “a1” it types2 a1a1, a1nd3 wh6en I type “s” it types2 s2s2, a1nd3 s2o on. how do i fix this? do i need to replace the keyboard? or is there another way?

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what was spilled on it?


@mayer nothing has been spilled on it.


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Buy an A1502 keyboard, plug it into the Macbook and test the keys to make sure it works fine. You will then need to replace it, remove the rivets and fit screws to hold the keyboard in.

I would recommend searching "a1502 keyboard replacement" on Youtube beforehand, this can be challenging if you haven't done this repair before and can be messed up if you do not manage to pull the rivets out.

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Ok. I plugged in a regular PC keyboard and it works fine. Now I know the problem is with the macbook's keyboard itself.


Yes that's correct. Buy a replacement keyboard (if you are happy to replace it) and plug it in to test beforehand. Good luck :)


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