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There have been numerous reports from users of the newer MacBooks equipped with the butterfly keyboard complaining about keys that have stopped responding. The disadvantage of the butterfly keyboard is that the key travel is so short that even the smallest crumbs can block a key. If you don't want to go straight to the Apple Store and try to get it repaired, you can try your luck with a compressed air spray. True to the motto: Keys on the MacBook no longer respond? Compressed air helps!
Apple has official instructions for cleaning the new MacBooks, which come with a crumb-prone butterfly keyboard. In the support document HT205662 there are four steps with associated pictures that state the following:
If the steps outlined do not work, you have to contact Apple Support, the employees in the Apple Store or the authorized dealer. Since the problematic MacBook models belong to the newer generations, the guarantee should apply to professional cleaning or repair, depending on the purchase. After that, in my opinion, Apple will certainly set up a goodwill program in order not to be confronted with the next rush of complaints and lawsuits.
Compressed air spray alternative: Electric compressed air cleaner with constant power
The keys on the MacBook no longer respond? Then compressed air helps! That's roughly the motto. That's why I've picked out a few inexpensive compressed air sprays that you can conveniently order at home and try out there before a possibly unnecessary appointment in the Apple Store. Here is the compressed air spray selection:
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.