Mid 2010 Model A1278 / 2.4 or 2.66 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

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Why is my MacBook typing letter "r" all by itself?

Hi all, my Macbook Pro recently started typing the letter "r" continuously regardless of what program I was in. I can delete them as they are typing but then after a few seconds it will start again. When I am out of all programs and just the desktop is visible the computer makes a noise as if it is trying to type it again. Do you think this is a keyboard problem? I would appreciate any suggestions.

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Yes, this is a keyboard problem. Pop the cap off the R key and see what sticky stuff is holding the key depressed and clean it off. Wet your cleaning cloth lightly first. Never spay any cleaner directly onto your machine.

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Thanks Mayer, there was something under there but, and I feel silly for asking this, but is there a trick to getting the cap back on?


Mayer, disregard last question - found a how-to video on Youtube. Letter 'r' problem all fixed. Gotta love the internet! Thanks for your help.


UR welcome, come back any time ;-)


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Mine requires more pressure on the r key than the est.

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