If it is useful to fix the problem, you are able to add the login items one by one later on System Preferences. I have backed up the hard drive as I have been told that the hard drive is in that corner but I have no idea if thats the problem or not. This enables the debug menu in Disk Utility. The rice bit is an urban legend that seems to work with some electronics. However, the problem also came with that new one after a while. I hate to throw this away.
There are two shift keys, left and right? Do I try taking the keys in question out and checking for water damage? You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in step 4. I held down the option key and that worked for me. Thanks i had similar problem. May 16, 2012 imac is acting as if keys on the keyboard are pressed down but they are not. This last replacement has a slightly sticky left arrow key but it always triggers it just takes more work.
A total bill of 156 Euros which I cannot afford. I live in a boat. Feb 16, 2014 From your description it sounds like your alt key on your keyboard is sticking. The disk ejects when I start up with the option key pressed. Carefully remove the key retainer from the donor keyboard. Next, release all the keys and reboot your MacBook.
Mar 11, 2008 My mac laptops always bring up that annoying wireless network selection window upon opening, even when I'm connected through a physical cable. Now I can't en log in because my password has numbers which only turn into symbols. The fix above is at the software level. After the chime you should press the R and Command keys at the same time until the Utility menu pops up on the screen. Currently only the Print option is visible and having no problems with printing.
Immediately press and hold Command-Option-P-R keys. If yes, hm, seems clear. Unlikely, but they take all of what, maybe 30 seconds combined, so why not? I figured out that it was something with the shift key. Repair the disk The issue might be with the disk, so you should try to fix it. The one caveat is that you can't actually select any of the options with your mouse if Shift is pressed and Apple has disabled most keyboard controls by default. I just figured out that the problem was my right shift key.
I also type an upper case letter or two and have to continuously backtrack to correct it on most occasions. You need the glue just on the edges. It doesn't always click consistently, and sometimes I have to press in different places to get it to click. The above post would only apply in situations where there was some sort of mechanical issue with the key such as sticking, not where it was unresponsive to key presses. You can download it from. Release Shift key when login window shows.
I am willing to try it myself, might use the help of a friend who has done a top case replacement before. If your Macbook Air is still under warranty or is under AppleCare arrange an appointment with your local Apple Store and have it repaired professionally. Boot up your Mac in Safe Mode Safe Mode is design to help users troubleshoot issues related to your startup disk. To create it press option key macbook pro with command and N. To start Mac in Safe Mode, hold the Shift key and keep holding it until the login window appears and then release it. The rice bit is an urban legend that seems to work with some electronics.
Type in sudo mv, and drag the Preferences folder from Library folder to terminal window. If this does not work, make contact with Apple store for free in shop evaluation and likely repair. Hold them until the white text appears on the screen. I posted this answer to a similar question here: You could enable a firmware password. Jun 13, 2012 When typing, all that is coming out are the symbols that appear when pressing Option, as opposed to the letter pressed. Make sure they are not damaged.
It worked for a while, but sadly, no longer. Welcome to , the unofficial community for Apple news, rumors, and discussions. It was mentioned above in this discussion that the c or esc button needs to be held down to not boot up in safe mode with a stuck shift key. If you'd like to view their content together, click. This blog is where I write about my thoughts, ideas, experiences, plans, and learnings. Then turn it back on and press and hold the keys P, R, Option and Command.