MacBook Pro :: Down / Left / Right / Right Side Shift Keys Don't Work?

Sep 20, 2009

I've tried to look everywhere for answers but nothing works. System is updated with the latest updates (10.5.8) This happens with every program I use.

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Mac Pro :: Left Shift - W Doesn't Work?

Jan 23, 2009

I can't type a capital w (i.e. "W") by holding down my left shift and the "w" key.

If I hold down the right shift key, it works fine. Lower case w works fine. Any other capital letter using the left shift also works.

So it's only the left shift and "w" combination that seems not to work.

Bizarro world, but VERY frustrating.

I borrowed another apple keyboard and the same thing happens - so it would appear to be a software problem.

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OS X :: Shift Keys Not Working Fine / Shift Key Showing Desktop And All Windows

Apr 9, 2009

For some reason the function keys on my mac book changed, I restored them and now the shift keys have the function of showing the desktop and all windows.

I there a way I can restore the original function?

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MacBook :: Speaker On Right Side Louder Than On Left Side?

Jan 10, 2009

It's only today that I noticed my MacBook's right speaker is considerably louder than the one on the left. I opened Sound panel in System Preferences to see if the balance was off, but it was set at dead center. Then, I dragged the balance slider all the way to the left to see if the sound coming from the left speaker was okay at all. Well, it sure isn't. Very muffled, muddy sound. No highs at all. Dragging the slider to the right side reveals a very different sound texture. Very crisp, as it should be. Really weird. Anybody else experiencing this odd speaker behaviour?

I googled for this problem and found this thread, right here on Mac Forums. It's a thread for the MacBook Pros, though. The people with a MacBook Pro think it's because there's a subwoofer on the right side. Well, the MacBook doesn't have a subwoofer, so it can't be that. Any ideas? Is it repair time?

By the way, I have a late 2008 unibody MacBook, the 2,4GHz model.

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MacBook Pro :: Left Shift Key Not Working?

May 19, 2012

All of a sudden my left shift key is not working. It doesn't work in any application, not just safari. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook :: Left Shift Key Produces The Letter R

Jun 19, 2014

I have a 2007 macbook. Whenever I try my email address or password, I hit the left shift key, it produces the letter R. When I hit the right shift key, it brings up a window with the widgets? Weather and other items.

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MacBook :: Left Shift Button Types Only An Uppercase?

Nov 28, 2010

My keyboard has suddenly started doing weird things, such as the left shift button types an uppercase 'r', the 'r' key will only type as uppercase, and the right shift key takes me to the overlay screen with post-it notes and the calculator. Any ideas besides taking it to the mac store? And any idea on how much they typically charge to fix things like this?

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MacBook :: Swap Backspace - Shift Keys?

Jul 23, 2009

Suddenly my backspace button has stopped working. Restarting or running Windows XP doesn't help a thing. Is it possible to use the right shift button as a backspace-button, you know changing what the keys do. It's quite irritating not being able to delete stuff. What I'd like: To use my right shift key instead of the backspace.

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MacBook :: Shift Keys Change Focus?

Apr 11, 2012

I have a MacBook running OSX10.6. Someone else was using it the other day and now whenever I hit my Shift key, it changes the focus to either the task bar or the other open app(s). I have reset the keyboard settings in System Preferences, tried another keyboard and still have the same issue. I created a new user account and the Shift key functions properly in the new profile. where else to look to restore the normal behavior? 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.6)

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MacBook :: Removing Keys From New (space Bar - Arrow - Shift Button And 2 Others)?

Feb 15, 2009

Last night a friend of mine spilt a very small amount of soda onto my macbook. I immediately wiped it off and powered down the computer. Today, when I turned the computer back on, everything works fine, however, a few of the keys are sticky (the space bar, arrow keys, shift button, and 2 others). Is there anyway to remove these keys to try to clean them? This is the current generation Macbook.

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MacBook Air :: Magnet On Left Side When Closing Lid

Mar 3, 2008

I just realized that I only had magnets on the left side when closing the lid. Is it normal? Do you have the same thing?

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MacBook Pro :: SMC Control Shows Only Left Side Fan

Nov 19, 2009

I have a MacBook Pro, 15 inch (the cheapest one). Just got it a few months ago from best buy. I got SMC Fan Control app for it, helps cool it down when I play games. I noticed that....on SMC Fan only shows that I have a "Left Side" fan. Are Macbook Pros suppose to have only 1 fan ? Or is mine not functioning? Here is a screenshot [URL].

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MacBook Air :: Something Covering Left Side Of Display?

Jan 5, 2010

My rev. A MBA has been having this little issue in the picture for a couple of days now. Most of the time at the top, and sometimes covering the left side. It does it on both my cinema display and the built in.

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MacBook :: Screen Gone On Right Side And Doubled On Left?

Apr 26, 2010

I have a MacBook Pro and need it for work (music & film) but I've been using my sister's MacBook for school and it started acting up this morning.


That's the computer. The right side of the screen is black and the left side is doubling. I'm really upset and want to take it to the Mac store but we don't have AppleCare so I'm hoping I could atleast find out what's wrong?

Version 10.6.2
Processor - 2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo

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MacBook Pro :: Left Side Doesnt Feel As The Right / Gets Very Hot?

Jun 3, 2010

Ive got my MBpro since May. The first thing is noticed is when the computer is using or charging the battery, that the left side gets hot and feels different then the right side. on the edges. Someone has this to? I have it on my 13'' aswell

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MacBook Pro :: Lid Overhang Slightly Over Left Side

Jul 18, 2010

My lid seems to overhang very VERY slightly over the left side of the case. I got some people in my family to look at it, and they honestly don't even notice it. The distance is the thickness of a piece of paper. So small it is barely noticeable when looked at, but you can feel a slight difference when you rub your finger over the edge. Should I be concerned about this? I would take pictures of it, but the Macro mode on my camera isn't good enough to properly show this issue. Go Figure... Will this affect hard shell cases? I've also learned something. People that are O.C.D. really have a hard time enjoying their Macs. Seems like we spend more time scrutinizing every square inch of our equipment that we actually spend enjoying it.

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MacBook Pro :: Screen Is Brighter On Left Side Than On The Right

Aug 21, 2014

MacBook Pro Retina 13" screen is brighter on left side than on the right. Entire screen is readable, but not uniform.

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MacBook :: Glass Trackpad - Right Side Is Lower Than Left ?

Dec 5, 2010

My macbook has the glass trackpad (7,1).The ride side is lower than the left after 1 month of use?

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Sep 13, 2009

I just purchased a 13" MacBook Pro. It's the unibody one, from June. The Bottom panel, on the left side, under the wasd keys, for example, if I press under there, it makes a clicky noise, like the panel is loose. Does anyone else have this? Just want to make sure it isn't bad, that it's normal.

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MacBook Pro :: Left Side Trackpad Stop Clicking?

Sep 28, 2009

My left side of the trackpad has suddenly stopped clicking.

what do i do?

i cant take it to apple store till wed.. as i have to work on a project

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Oct 7, 2009

i reinstalled snow leopard and i went to pick my mbp off my desk with the screen open .. and when i picked up pretty quick i heard this sound coming from the left side of the keyboard .. it was really weird .. and i can recreate it everytime if i lift it fast with the screen open .. if i do it slowly no sound i tried this on my mother's 15 mbp and no sound at all .. anyone else get this on a 17inch mbp?

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OS X :: Small Gray Button Left Side Of Macbook Pro?

Dec 24, 2009

Maybe this is a noobish question, but what does the small circle button the the left side of a macbook pro do?

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MacBook Pro :: Noise Heard From Left Side Of Computer

Jan 6, 2010

My girlfriend recently bought a 17" Unibody MacBook Pro (the one with the built-in battery). Yesterday, we noticed that the computer was making a noise from the left-hand side. It sounds like the hard-disk accessing information. Pretty much the sound all PC's make, however, we had never heard the machine make the noise before. She has had the computer for about 2 months. Our concern is primarily because my older 15" MBP Unibody is virtually silent and never makes a similar noise.

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MacBook Pro :: SMCFanControl Only Display Left Side Fan Info?

Feb 18, 2010

Just bought a new base 15" MBP, running 10.6.2. At a glance, everything runs just fine. However, SMCFanControl 2.2.2 can only read "LeftSide Fan". As if the Right Side Fan doesn't exist.

Well, it could be that the app is at fault, but I worry if there is a hardware problem. Is there any quick way to check whether the right side fan is ok? (while running apple hardware test, I can hear both fans working). I don't live anywhere near Apple Stores or their related service center, so if there's any app to verify the right side fan,

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MacBook Pro :: It Has Been Making A Static-y Sound From The Left Side?

Mar 20, 2012

I know this question or thread has been asked a lot, but I started noticing yesterday that my mbp has been making this weird ticking sound.  It was a light clicking sound, and it happened on and off.  However, it was bothering me so I went to best buy (where I bought my macbook) and told them about it; they said they couldn't do anything for me because it probably wasn't my hard drive. They told me to wait until my computer slows down and then bring it in. But today the sound got worse, it sounds like white noise from the tv or some static from a really bad connection.It usually happens when I turn it on and while I'm using it.  Some of my friends think it's over-heating but I doubt that's the case?

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MacBook Pro :: Keyboard Backlight Brighter On Left Side Compared To Right

Jul 17, 2009

I have a 13" MBP. I just realised that when I use my macbook in the dark the keyboard light is brighter on the left side compared to the right side. When I look at my keyboard any key on the left side of the 5, T, G and B keys are brighter than those on the left. It is more evident when I have my moshi clearguard on.

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MacBook :: Unibody Runs Hot On Left Side After Logicboard Replacement?

Sep 11, 2009

I had my logicboard replaced, and now I notice that the left side of my unibody macbook late 2008 runs hot on the left side, right under the mag safe.

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MacBook :: Trackpad On It (left Side Click-opens App) Does Not Function?

May 9, 2012

I have a two year old Macbook (lion os) ,  the on board Trackpad does not respond when I click in the lower left window to open an app.  I have cold booted the system with no success.   

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.2), launching an app via terminal.

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MacBook Pro :: Headphone Jack (audio Out) Volume Low On Left Side

Jun 29, 2012

No matter what headphone I use (Apple, Bose, Beats, AKG), the volume on the left side is weak and dying as compared to the right. Right side of any headphone works great.Macbook Pro 2011, came installed with Lion OSX, 13inch, i7.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Upper Left Side Producing Loud Scratching Sound

Nov 4, 2009

My macbook pro has never made weird sounds. It is 2 and a half years old. It has been dropped twice, but not recently at all. Upper left side of macbook pro made very loud scratching sound as I opened it from sleep. It only did it when I had the laptop at a certain angle. It is still doing it. Im currently backing everything up to an external hard drive. I'm very worried. It was very loud, not the fan, not the usual disc slot movement, not the speakers.

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