12 Replies Latest reply: Oct 6, 2009 1:41 PM by duck451
flamestalker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is anyone experiencing any problems where you get a key that sticks even after you've released the key?

Ex. Hello, How arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre you?

That's whats going on with my keyboard, Even to the extent that once i had to reboot it because it froze the whole system.

Any advice? Thanks.

Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • 1. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    demolasko Level 2 Level 2 (390 points)
    Hello and Welcome to Apple Discussions!

    I would call apple personally and have the keyboard replaced.
  • 2. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    Tim Lorenzen Level 4 Level 4 (1,895 points)
    No, but my MBP Late 2008 had a different key problem right out of the box: the T key was very hard to press. It seemed like the key was not seated correctly. I decided to push down hard on the key, and fortunately it just snapped into place and works fine since.
  • 3. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    flamestalker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you!

    Thanks for the quick reply as well. I'll see how that works out.
  • 4. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    flamestalker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Oh, I think you misunderstood my question. The keyboard works perfectly fine. It sticks in the way that the letter is repeated over and over. There is nothing physically wrong with the keyboard. Every key works well.
  • 5. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    demolasko Level 2 Level 2 (390 points)
    yep not a problem
  • 6. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    NinjaFooManChu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've had this problem just recently within the past two weeks on my MPB running 10.5.6. Has anyone found a solution or talked to support?

    Random keys will just start repeating after I hit them and I've only seen in happen in Microsoft Office programs but I use to never have this problem.

    -Thx
  • 7. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    flamestalker Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I just brought it to a genius bar and they replaced my keyboard. Thanks for the suggestions!
  • 8. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    Erik Peterson Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I'm having the same problem with my macbook pro. Guess it's time for a visit to the genius bar. DO they replace the keyboard on site within a short amount of time, or are we talking a couple of days here?
  • 9. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    terrykleeman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I've been having the same problem. I think my Macbook Pro is a bit earlier model. For a while I though the whole keyboard was stopped, but it turns out there is a just a key repeating endlessly. Sometimes it can be stopped by hitting the Delete key, others not. I am interested in knowing if this is a hardware or software problem. Will replacing the keyboard solve the issue? Apple thinks this issue is resolved, but it doesn't look like it to me.

    Terry
  • 10. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    connski2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    same problem. macbook pro r key repeats until i hit delete. please keep me up to date on solutions.

    Conrad
  • 11. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    channonhol Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Unfortunately, that depends on the specific store. I have had VERY different experiences at 2 different stores. As the world works, the store further away is better. There, they referred to the people at the store closer to me as "******". Funny! But, sad at the same time.
  • 12. Re: Keyboard Sticking?
    duck451 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My God, I'm not alone!

    Running a MacBook Pro 2.4 GHz with 2 GB Ram and a MacPro 2x2.26 Quad with 16 GB Ram. I never had this problem till I switched to the new slim keyboards. I had a bluetooth and bought a new USB one, have used both on both systems and encounter the same error. I tried several third party keyboards extensively and never had the problem, so I can only assume it's the Mac keyboard.

    I see that a lot of others have the problem, what I do not see is a solution. Buying a new one isn't the fix, as I have done that. The problem as far as I can see is internal with Apple.

    We're loyal, we've paid far too much for our systems to have them behave like this: Apple please fix the problem! My $4k MacPro should not suffer from a problem that my $400 pc doesn't.