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Certain Keys not Working on Keyboard

Hey everyone, I have a Macbook v. 3,1, and I'm experiencing a strange error. The 1,Q,A,Z, delete, and spacebar keys on my keyboard all stopped working simultaneously, and randomly, a number will get "stuck" without me pressing it, filling whatever text box is active with a stream of 9's or 6's.

If you have any idea what's going on, please help. Thanks so much in advance.

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Did you find an answer or a solution? My wife's late-2008 white macbook has exactly the same problem (I believe even the same keys are not working).

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did you manage to fix your computer? - I am having exactly the same problem !

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First thought--has anything been spilled on the keyboard? Second thought--I notice the dead keys are in one row so you could have a problem with the keyboard cable. You would need to open the unit a check the cable for damage and proper insertion into its logic board connector. No go on the first two you probably need a new keyboard. Hope this helps. Ralph

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+ Also try reseating the keyboard to logic board cable and inspect the slot for debris.

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Nothing spilled on it. It just randomly failed this morning. I'll try opening the case to see what's going on. Thanks very much Ralph.

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== Check under the keys == for damaged, or malformed scissors or crumbs.

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im-having-the-same-issue-i-dropped-it-on-the-carpet-from-less-than-six-inches-above-it-but-the-shock-i-believe-may-have-separated-the-connector-i-got-function-back-in-a-few-keys-but-the-f-row-doesnt-work-nor-do-the-modifier-keys.....

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i-am-taking-it-to-get-serviced-i-hope-i-dont-need-a-new-keyboard-i-am-running-osxserria--or-whatever-they-call-it. I started using an external keyboard and it is working wonderfully... I am sure it is the connector cable because the power button doesn't work either I have a mid 2010, unibody macbook... I am having trouble actually finding guides on this site for it :/ despite the relative ease it seems to access the internals :>

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