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Repair and disassembly information for the 2020 refresh of the MacBook Air. Released in March 2020.

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MacBook Air 2020 - startup key combinations not working

Hi, I lost the right arrow key.

Now I can't use the Mac startup key combinations like recovery (CMD + R).

How to solve this issue ?

Apple helps me to replace single key? or Arrow Keys alone ?

Laptop Details :

MacBook Air (Retina, 13-inch, 2020)

1.1 GHz Dual-Core Intel Core i3

8 GB 3733 MHz LPDDR4X

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While loosing the arrow key does need to be fixed in its self it shouldn’t stop you with the startup keys. This sounds like a deeper issue here, did you leave the T2 secure boot feature enabled? About Startup Security Utility

You will need to disable it and/or you have still deeper issues with the keyboard which will need to replace it MacBook Air 13" (Early 2020) Upper Case with Keyboard

Reference: About macOS Recovery on Intel-based Mac computers

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MacBook Air 13" (Early 2020) Upper Case with Keyboard

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Thanks a lot for your valuable answer.

I have doubt, if its keyboard issue? How it works fine after login.

After I logged in, I face this issue sometime "Like I selected the icon and keep moving to the right side" I use the ESC button to overcome.

I can't enter into the recovery mode.

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@iamjayakumars - If its not the keyboard, then its the trackpad and its combo cable or worse! Your logic board.

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