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MacBook inserting numbers while typing.

My roommate's MacBook has suddenly started inserting certain numbers behind certain letters while she's typing (and vice versa). [more inside]
posted by cathodeheart on Jan 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Dealing with a phantom stuck key bug on MacBook Air

I'm troubled by a mysterious bug on my MacBook Air. It manifests itself when I use Microsoft PowerPoint, but I believe it is a Mac-wide issue. It is extremely rare, impossible to reproduce on demand, and yet - when it strikes, it does so with a vengeance, and embarrasses me in front of a theater full of people. [more inside]
posted by Silky Slim on Jun 15, 2013 - 17 answers

Replace a Mac MD313LL/A 12" Macbook Pro keyboard

Replace a Mac MD313LL/A 12" Macbook Pro keyboard for a handicapped neighbor and I know very little about recent Mac tech. [more inside]
posted by Samizdata on Feb 1, 2013 - 4 answers

return me to the time before typing made this funny noise, the noise that reminds me of how clumsy I am

I spilled some beer on my MacBook durring an international Skype-powered drinking contest. The computer itself is totally fine, except everything to the right of my O key is sticky. I want to pull the keys off so I can clean the little mechanisms in there, but I'm not sure how to pop them off without creating more problems than I already have. Several Google searches have brought me conflicting advice on how to do this. The specific model is a Macbook4,1 Intel Core 2 Duo, the white polycarbonate one from a few years back. [more inside]
posted by Hoenikker on Mar 20, 2012 - 10 answers

Help with external monitor for macbook pro

Year old apple macbook pro laptop. I spilled water on it and killed the screen. I have heard that you can plug in an external monitor if you have the right "dongle". I no longer have the dongle the laptop came with, so I would like to kow what is the name of the adaptor I would need in order to plug in a second hand LCD screen? And where would I get one? Thank you.
posted by cascando on Dec 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Please let me type these darn characters..

How can I reassign one of the character keys on my macbook to type a different character? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on Oct 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Wrist cooling solution for laptop user?

I'm overheating because my MacBook Pro's wrist areas get very hot. What's the best way to fix this? [more inside]
posted by gentle on Aug 4, 2011 - 12 answers

Slick shiny keys feel gross.

Rough-coating spray to fix a shiny keyboard? [more inside]
posted by schmichael on May 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Oops

Just spilled a few tablespoons of coffee containing unsweetened almond milk onto a MacBook keyboard. What now? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Sep 23, 2010 - 16 answers

I want a clean computer for once.

I'm buying a new MacBook soon. Help me keep this one clean. [more inside]
posted by timory on Apr 4, 2010 - 13 answers

Mysterious keyboard behavior: accidental or malicious?

My MacBook's keyboard mysteriously changed to Dvorak! How can I tell if someone messed with my computer? [more inside]
posted by k. on Mar 19, 2010 - 8 answers

The cursor on my MacBook jumps around like crazy.

When typing, my cursor jumps around like crazy, highlighting paragraphs, jumping back words, and making it impossible to type normally. MacBook4,1 (whatever that means), Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L31a). [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Feb 8, 2010 - 19 answers

How do I replace the plastic nub that was affixed to the contact underneath the "I" key on my MacBook Pro?

How do I replace the plastic nub that was affixed to the contact underneath the "I" key on my MacBook Pro? For reasons not worth getting into, it's gone. I still have the key and the two-part plastic hinge, but without the plastic nub I can't really use the key. The nub was attached to the contact, so even if I find a replacement I'm not sure how to reaffix it-- would I need to use some kind of glue? For now I've left the key off and am pressing the contact directly, but it hurts my finger and I'd really like to get this fixed. Thanks!
posted by jcruelty on Jan 2, 2009 - 5 answers

hep e wth y keybard

Posting for my partner, who writes: Yesterday I attempted to clean some discolouration on the wrist-rest area of my white Macbook with a Mr. Clean magic eraser (as per instructions like these ones). Not only did this fail to remove all of the discolouration, but now my keyboard doesn't work! [more inside]
posted by pised on Nov 22, 2008 - 9 answers

Maybe-too-technical-filter: Change system prefs from command line?

I want a button to toggle my MacBook function keys (much technical info inside) [more inside]
posted by range on Sep 5, 2008 - 8 answers

Best keyboard skin for Mac Air? Best shell?

Best keyboard skin for Macbook Air? Best shell case (not for carrying)? [more inside]
posted by jeffmacintyre on Aug 19, 2008 - 1 answer

New MacBook functionality for old MacBook?

I have the first generation intel MacBook with this keyboard. Some of the F keys have special functions like volume up/down, and screen dimmer controls. The newer keyboard has additional functions like play/pause, next song, previous song, etc. I want to add the functionality of the new keyboard buttons to my old MacBook's keyboard. Is there software that will do this? Is there some other solution? Thanks!
posted by alitorbati on Jul 15, 2008 - 6 answers

Magical unticking ticky boxes in Leopard

I'm running OS X Leopard on my beloved shiny Macbook and there's one thing that I find irritating. I love using F9, F10, F11 etc to bring up Exposé, Dashboard and the Desktop, but every now and again they suddenly stop functioning. It's normally when the computer's been on for a few days - I hit the keys and nothing happens. So I check in Keyboard Shortcuts of the System Prefs, and all the boxes in the "Dock, Exposé and Dashboard" are magically unticked. I can tick them again, and everything's fine and dandy for a few days. Alternatively, I can reboot and it's back to how it should be. (For a while...) Why is this happening, and how can I stop it? [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising on May 20, 2008 - 6 answers

How much for a macbook keyboard ?

MacRepairPrice Filter : Trying to figure out on which deal is the best, being the proud owner of a macbook (MAC OSX version 10.4.11), now about a year old, I wonder wether or not i should go for the extra 2-year guarantee, which will cost me 200€ a year. [more inside]
posted by Jireel on Apr 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Macbook keyboard functionality problems

Macbook keyboard issues: I clicked on a google search result and was sneakily redirected to one of those malware scan sites, now macbook keyboard is doing funny things. The arrows do not work and the apostrophe and forward slash keys bring up the "find" window at the bottom of the screen (firefox). How do cancel out whichever setting was changed and get my key functionality back? [more inside]
posted by birdlady on Oct 3, 2007 - 7 answers

How to remap a key to right click in OS X?

Is there any way to remap the oddly placed (in my opinion) enter key on the right side of the Mac keyboard to right click in OS X? [more inside]
posted by secret.osha on Jun 19, 2007 - 5 answers

Macbook Keyboard

Are the keyboards on the MacBook really that bad? [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher on Jul 12, 2006 - 20 answers

Return and delete don't work in OS X

I've just copied all my data from an iBook G4 to a Macbook. For some reason, the delete and return keys don't work in Safari and Mail.app on the Macbook. I think I've solved this before but I can't remember how and can't find the answer. [more inside]
posted by Mo Nickels on May 24, 2006 - 4 answers

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