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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

Instad of right-click, "key-click"?

Is there a Firefox extension that does this: I hover over a link with my mouse, but instead of right (or left) clicking, I push a key on my keyboard, which then opens the link. [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 21, 2012 - 10 answers

How to get my laptop's keyboard to work after a beer spillage?

I spilled beer on my laptop. I got a missing or corrupt BIOS error on startup and a number of keys didn't do anything when pressed. I disassembled the laptop and cleaned the inside with alcohol wipes and replaced the keyboard. The BIOS error is gone and the keys register as input but in pairs. Is there a software solution to this problem? [more inside]
posted by Lubo on May 31, 2012 - 8 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

How can I fix the my "enter" key on my notebook?

My enter key on my notebook stopped working... can it be fixed? [more inside]
posted by Bacillus on Jun 26, 2010 - 5 answers

troubleshooting a (mostly) broken laptop key

My Thinkpad's n key doesn't work most of the time (but does work sometimes if I hit it in the right spot/from the right angle and hold for a bit)...what troubleshooting/fixes can I try before I give in and replace the whole keyboard? [more inside]
posted by needs more cowbell on Nov 3, 2009 - 8 answers

Estranged pieces of metal in an Organ from the 1960s are the topic of the day

Fixing an old transistor organ: how do I fix these switches that seem to rely on the springiness of metal in order to make contact? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Sep 7, 2009 - 5 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

Broken key

Can I snap this keyboard key back in? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Mar 13, 2007 - 6 answers

Whats a brand of keyboard that allow multiple keys to be pressed?

Whats a good keyboard that for gaming and frets on fire? I just found out my favorite microsoft natural doesnt support more than 2 keys being pressed (f1-f5) for FoF. I'm using a dell that allows 3. Is it a USB convertor? Are there better brands? I'm suspecting that some of the FPS games I thought where lag issues might have been just keyboard key press issues as I sometimes hold down shift. I never even thought of this as a problem for gaming.
posted by IronWolve on Nov 28, 2006 - 9 answers

How to thwart mischievous son by disabling disc tray opening on Mac OS X

I came home today and woke my Mac (OS X 10.3.9) from sleep, triggering a horrible cocophony from the disc tray, which I opened to find that my darling son had stacked a DVD and a Delta blues CD on top of each other in there. Luckily, the drive wasn't damaged, but I want to disable the top right disc eject button to prevent him from doing this again. How? [more inside]
posted by planetkyoto on Jan 8, 2006 - 11 answers

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