Model A1181: 1.83, 2, 2.1, 2.13, 2.16, 2.2, or 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo processor

1378 Questions View all

Certain keys on my keyboard no longer work

My keyboard has likely become subject to minor water damage. Many keys no longer work (such as q, y, o, \, ?, delete, volume up, volume down, etc....) and the mouse no longer acknowledges when I tap the pad with one or two fingers for left or right clicking.

Is there any way to fix this? I have removed the upper case and let it dry over night. I tested it this morning and nothing worked. In fact, it got worse!

I also tried removing the damaged keys to see if I could see any water underneath them but there was nothing.

I'm hoping only the upper case is damaged and nothing else? From my description is this the case? Is there anything else I could do before buying a new upper case? Thanks

Answer this question I have this problem too

Is this a good question?

Score 2
Add a comment

2 Answers

Most Helpful Answer

It definitely sounds like your upper case has suffered water damage. Unfortunately, the only way that I know to repair water damage is to replace the damaged part. You can find the part here on ifixit's website:

MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Upper Case with Keyboard

As for the rest of your computer, Does the computer turn on? Is anything else acting strangely or differently than it did before the water damage? Water damage is a tricky thing because if you're lucky and everything dries out... you might suffer no damage at all. Or, if you're unlucky, everything might be damaged. Let me know if anything else is acting strangely (for example: does the battery take a charge? do the speakers work? is the optical drive working? etc)

Was this answer helpful?

Score 3
Add a comment

I spilled water on my macbook pro 15 "2.8 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo and now my keyboard writing this type symbols with different characters or something in Korean, does not accept some commands or shortcut keys, but stays on, I did the test and chek hardware has to ok, battery ok, ok HD, Memory Ok, ok DVD, Can you help me?

Was this answer helpful?

Score 0

Comments:

Sounds like you have the same problem as I did. You just may need to replace the upper case. I'm not familiar with your model, though. I recommend starting your own topic.

by

Same problem. Spilled water on my keyboard and now the e,r,d,c,v, F3 and F4 buttons are not working (prob a couple of others I missed). Everything else about the computer works fine though. I have a black macbook core 2 from purchased in September of 08. Do I just need an upper case? Where can I purchase it?

Thanks for the help!

by

Add a comment

Add your answer

Michael Swenson will be eternally grateful.
View Statistics:

Past 24 Hours: 0

Past 7 Days: 0

Past 30 Days: 0

All Time: 5,024