Answer to: Why is my MacBook shift key always pressed?While I was investigating my problem of a stuck shift key I found multiple answers that pointed in a faulty mainboard direction (I had a moisture spillage on the laptop). After the spillage had happned I disassembled the complete laptop, put the top cover with glued-on keyboard complete in a very hot water tub and let it stay there for a while, to clean out the moisture residue, also the trackpad which didn't register hardware cilcks anymore. I managed to compeltely clean out the microswitch under the trackpad, it clicks really snappy again but it still doesn't work, neither was the problem of the stuck shift key solved. You can switch "Touch pad to click" on in settings and that works once booted. Currently I'm using the macbook pressing C or Esc key while booting (both work in snow leopard) and I use a small wireless iMac keyboard with it as external keyboard. I already tried installing OSX Lion on this macbook but had to revert to leopard, no audio/webcam and unable to do a normal system boot. I thought I ...
Answer to: Possibility of fixing the left SHIFT-keyHello, Would this mapping tools prevent the system from listening to shift key inputs? Because I'm having the same probs and i'm not sure which shift key is broken (perhaps something else is wrong, happened because of spilling a drink on it on the left side), so i would have to kill them both shift keys going first for the left one? If I use expose or dashboard the tweens/transitions are extremely slow (as being heavily interrupted), same goes for minimize etc. But when i plug in an external keyboard, press a key, the built in keyboard seems to lose all control and all system tweens/transisitons run smooth and fast again. I read someplace that somebody was refering to clearing pram by running some low level commands, is this still applicable to the most modern white unibody MacBook available today? Also it appears that the trackpad still clicks but its not registering the click. I looked inside even removed the accu and harddisk but no signs of extreme floods. Regards, Jeroen v Goor