I try to keep up an optimistic front here on my space of the internet, as I try to do in my life away from the blog, however I really feel the need to vent some frustration right now concerning a piece of technology… my MacBook Pro.
I’ve been a Mac user since 2006-2007 when I got my white Macbook and have never looked back to Windows. In 2013, only two years ago, I got this MacBook Pro after my faithful white Macbook died completely on me. I took into careful consideration the amount of memory, RAM and whatnot would be on my new laptop before I got it and well, spent a good sum of money on it.
I was pleased with it up until this past June.
For some reason, that I cannot pinpoint (and neither can the people at the Apple Store) my computer seems to be reading that my shift keys are always being pressed. This is an issue because when I go to turn on my computer it loads up in Safe Boot. I can bypass it by pressing the option key when it turns on, however that doesn’t help me much afterwards while trying to surf the web, write a blog post, click a link or edit photos and videos.
I’ve been bringing my computer in and out of the Apple Store since June (even more so in the last 6-7 weeks) and they’ve replaced the top case twice (which I only had to pay for once, thankfully). I literally just got my computer back yesterday and it worked fine at the store and when I got home, but I go to turn on my computer toady and guess what? It’s reading that the shift key is on…
I honestly have no idea what to do that this point. The Apple Store is a 45-minute drive from my town and every time I do bring it in, the stupid computer works just fine! I don’t have the funds to get a new computer at the moment and quite frankly, I’m ready to just throw my computer out the window.
I’ve researched some options of remapping the internal keyboard to disable the shift keys, but I’m wary of downloading the application despite its good reviews. Is it too much to ask for a computer that works properly without any issues and without me having to waste my time and gas going down to the Apple Store every week?
If anyone has had this issue and can help, I’d really appreciate it.
4 thoughts on “Why I’m Ready to Throw My Computer Out the Window”
We totally understand. With our move it has been exciting and frustrating!
I haven’t heard of this issue before, but if they’ve already attempted to fix it twice to no avail, I would contact Apple directly. I’ve heard other similar situations where Apple simply replaced the computer after so many issues. Might be worth a shot.
I never have either. I googled it and some other people had the same issue. I actually got the logic board replaced for free… and it worked! So I’m back in business and don’t have to get a new computer! :D