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Repair information and guides for the minor refresh of the Late 2018 MacBook Air, with the same model number (A1932) and EMC number (3184). This model features a True Tone display and a slightly revised battery.

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My keyboard spams random letters and half of the keys are missing

It spams random keys and half of the keys are missing, I've tried reinstalling macos, restarting, and pulling out some of the keys, can someone tell me why this doesn't work?

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Hi Christian,

It really sounds like your keyboard has bitten the dust. I'll let others on here offer any alternatives they may have up their sleeves, but if that was mine I'd be planning on replacing the keyboard.

The good news is that it's doable, and the parts and instructions are readily available here on iFixit. You can always search out a lower price on sites like eBay, Amazon and AliExpress.

The keyboard can be purchased new or used here.

MacBook Air 13" (Late 2018-Mid 2019) Upper Case with Keyboard - iFixit Store

And the replacement guide for it is here.

MacBook Air 13" Retina Display 2019 Upper Case Replacement - iFixit Repair Guide

The bad news is that everything else in the laptop is mounted on the upper case you'll be replacing, so you're pretty much looking at a complete teardown and rebuild. Like I said, it's doable especially given the quality of the iFixit guide; all you have to do is follow along step by step and you'll be fine. And of course there is a whole community of people here who are willing and able to help out with advice and suggestions.

Best of luck with your repair.

MacBook Air 13" (Late 2018-Mid 2019) Upper Case with Keyboard Image


MacBook Air 13" (Late 2018-Mid 2019) Upper Case with Keyboard


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Yep! Needs a new keyboard, aka uppercase!

@jacksonskyhock you might be able to get a free repair from Apple but the keyboard can't look mangled!

This systems keyboard has the famous Butterfly keys which just don't hold up! MacBook Pro / Air Butterfly Keyboard Issues (Repeating, Stuck, Unresponsive)

Here's the Apple notice Keyboard Service Program for MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro

It doesn't take much to kill this keyboard ;-{

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