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Aug 06, 2019 21:10:59

MacBook Pro Keyboard

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Valentino Urbano

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It seems that after 1 year the keyboard on my macbook pro has given in.

The spacebar works really rarely. It could work fine for ten minutes and later on not  work properly for 20 seconds straight. At times you press the key 20 times and nothing registers, at times you press it and 50% of the clicks get registered.

The worst thing is that I usually type relatively fast and having to stop and go back to fix the spacebar not firing make me lose focus (on top of the annoyance).

A few of the other keys are also showing their first signs of problems, but nothing close to what's happening with the spacebar. Thinking that this is a 2k+ EUR machine is heartbreaking.

"Luckily" Apple has recognized the problem and has extended the warranty to 4 years for 2018 MacBook Pro keyboards. I just hope that this problem does not happen  every year and that if a new keyboard is going to be installed it is the newer version with the plastic wrap. It is still a crap keyboard, but it is at least better than the current version.

I still have problems with the speakers so I will ask about those as well, but I'm not so optimistic about it.

Originally published at www.valentinourbano.com

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    @valentino - it's a pain to have to get a laptop repaired, but Apple did so in a professional and expedient manner.

    Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Aug 07, 2019 07:07:36
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      @brianball Yeah, they usually do. The first problem is that there is not a single Apple Store in Poland so I need to go to a third party authorized by Apple (forgot the name). The second one is being without a mac, but fortunately I have a spare one to use for the time being, it's old so it won't be as soon, but better than nothing.

      Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Aug 07, 2019 17:45:18
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    @valentino I'll be the first to say the keyboards on Apple laptops are not great. Design got in the way of function.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Aug 06, 2019 19:20:30
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      @brandonwilson Hopefully with Ive gone it will get better. We'll see...

      Valentino Urbano avatar Valentino Urbano | Aug 07, 2019 17:45:33
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