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MacBook Keyboard

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#1 Hikermann


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Posted 13 June 2014 - 09:45 AM

Please / Thanks:

Have a 2006 Black 13" MacBook 2.0GHz Intel Core Duo1 Model #A1181 - trackpad/spacebar seems to have gone on vacation -- though I can get cursor movement, there's no "click" left to make the cursor do what it's supposed to do. Does the entire keyboard need to be replaced as a unit to correct this? Asked at the local RePC recycle store if they had any such keyboard(s) and was told that there was specific identifying info needed to determine which keyboard was appropriate. Is that correct? Does the info given above suffice? Where could one find a replacement keyboard?

Perhaps helpful:  Have been using a USB mouse, but there must/might be something more at issue than just the keyboard as clicking with the mouse doesn't trigger everything -- for example, if I open Finder, then open iTunes (which then covers Finder), then try to click on whatever portion of Finder is showing from under iTunes, there is no response -- when it should revert and bring Finder back to the front.  Same thing, for example, as I go "deeper" into the pull-downs:  mouse-click on AirPort and the drop-down shows; mouse-click on Open Network Preferences and that dialog opens; then, however, if I attempt clicking on any of the options there (Advanced, Assist me, Revert, Apply, or even the red "close" button), nothing happens.

So ... who knows what gremlins are at work here ..?

Thanks for any help!

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Posted 13 June 2014 - 12:42 PM

There have been various issues with Macbook batteries expanding and putting pressure on the back of the trackpad, stopping it working correctly. Not sure if your model is affected.


Checking it seems fairly simple - see https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Core+Duo+Battery+Replacement/278



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