I took it to the Apple store and they want to replace the keyboard. I even tried turning each option off and on again and it would not go away. I want comments to be valuable for everyone, including those who come later and take the time to read. You must press this key combination before the gray screen appears. Not sure what the cause is, however. If computer is on, turn it off by choosing Shut Down from the Apple menu. I had A on the notepad! I took it off with a paperclip in order to clean around underneath.
What I have to do if it's a firmware problem? The key will unsnap from the retainer. Become a and go ad-free! The effect of a liquid spill isn't clear immediately. I don't want to order the topcase only to find out it's not the shift key. When i killed the rundll32 process i could delete the bad dlls that where in use by this system executable. On built-in keyboard, press left-side Shift-Control-Option along with power button just once. But it was automatically turned on regardless.
Could you take a screenshot of the task manager for me? And that of course can lead to more keyboard pounding. Nice article and find… although the food stuck shift key is a new twist. And the current default should not be what it is with shortcuts to these options turned on but rather that a person should have to go into the options and select them instead. Thought I might share my thoughts here. I'm sure a format would do it. It has slowly been improving keyboard didn't used to work, but now it works near perfectly.
The fix above is at the software level. Several others say they had to return their machines to Apple for repair or replacement under warranty — only to have the same problem on the replacement. If only one shift key was the problem, then you are done. Mine shifted backward onto Right Shift key in a moment of indecision in transition from counter to my lap and suddenly I was lost in cyberspace. Have you ever seen this happen, and how can I cure it? The least efficient solution is tapping the shift key a couple of times to toggle the key case state, then holding the shift key and tapping a number to activate the character above it, but this method is wonky and difficult to get right.
Now Windows will no longer misinterpret your random keystrokes. If like me, you can't afford it or are open to a hack fix, then read on. I tried different keyboard but it is the same so I assume it is a prog fault? All worked well, until tonight. After I uninstalled it my shift key works fine now. When the computer dies and I have to reboot the computer, the problem starts up again. Among other random things I did while I was freaking out trying to turn these options off. The key is physically still shorted at the hardware level and will affect boot.
I get paid to manage websites and I love it. Key reassignment, I believe, only kicks in after start up. I tried removing the key and making sure that the key was not sticking. I also had issues with running applications as it would highlight 20-30 programs when just choosing one to run, that also has been resolved after the logic board repair because of an ounce of water spillage. I also type an upper case letter or two and have to continuously backtrack to correct it on most occasions. Make sure they are not damaged.
If you have a few keys missing or damaged, it might take sense to buy the entire new keyboard instead of individual keys and use it as a donor. But broken keyboard was still bugging me and I decided to take out the key caps one more time, did that three times after the spillage and investigate the issue a bit more hardware-wise. Many thanks door Easy fix, just use the free Karabiner app to disable the stuck key. Sometimes compressed air can help if something is stuck under the key. I just wanted this window who just came-up to get out my sight. For some, the issue appears to be dirt or crumbs getting trapped in the ultra-shallow travel keyboard. Push on the button until it snaps on the retainer.
Thanks so after reading and trying multiple things on this site…also throwing it on the floor just to be sure. But even if your battery is not removable you can detect swelling by looking at the bottom of the Macbook to check if it is flat. If both shift keys were shorted, then its likely other keys are too. Might be an obvious question, but, you didn't happen to spill anything sticky on it, did you? We're here to help, and this is the easiest way for us to do that. Thanks for advising… All the best, and keep writing! Sometimes it can get confused.
You will need to hold these keys down simultaneously in Step 4. Currently, I can't get onto any startup manager, verbose mode, single user mode, or anything. Remove the bottom key from the donor keyboard. This enables the debug menu in Disk Utility. I tried uninstalling the Keyboard driver and reinstalling it, unplugging it, using a restoring point, turning my computer off, etc. If you can afford it, I would recommend replacing the topcase and keyboard as Apple suggests. I can only do them wth the left shift key.
Is there any way to fix this besides rebooting? I selected the Use Stickykeys and I did the next test. The key is physically still shorted at the hardware level and will affect boot. Well, it does sound like a hardware so getting a new keyboard is an appropriate response. Replacing the keyboard will not fix this issue 100% as once my logic board was repaired then it's all working fine. Since this first encounter with a dead -- or half-dead -- space bar, it has happened two more times, and each time a can of compressed air revived it.