MacBook Pro 2016 Experiencing Keyboard Problems

New MacBook Pro models were released a year ago of October, but Apple users found some of its features lacking, so they are now looking forward to a new MacBook Pro update.

We already covered the important new features of the current MacBook Pro generation, which include the slimmer chassis, the reworked keyboard and obviously the Touch Bar above the keyboard, which replaces the function keys.

When compared to other models, the keyboard on the MacBook Pro 2016 feels a lot different, something that has meant the laptop has garnered mixed reactions in the market. There are even those who claim that it comes a time when some of the keys produce unusual high-pitched sounds when releasing them. There are dozens of threads both on MacRumors and on the Apple Support site. When he pressed the Caps Lock Key, a unusual sound was made, which was different than other keys. However, it seems that this issue only comes in when the MacBook Pro 2016 starts getting warm or rather hot. In some cases, certain keys on the MacBook Pro miss clicks, enter double letters, or refuse to respond at all, a problem that we here at MacRumors have also experienced. One user reported that the snap-prone keys are Caps Lock, left Option, and occasionally the Delete, H, and C keys.

"My 2016 15" MacBook Pro arrived yesterday (as one of the first)", wrote MacRumors forum user rroch in a thread titled "MacBook Pro 2016 Keyboard Failure". I suggest you test out your keyboard thoroughly.

The MacBook Pro 2016 owner adds that it is easy to think that the keyboard works with auto-correct. "However, my password contains the letter i, and I quickly became super frustrated not being able to get my password right". There are those who are talking about non-functional keys as well as others with non-uniform feel. This seems to be related to a problem with the butterfly mechanism which some users report having fixed with a needle or other thin tool, but most people should not try that sort of fix at home. Apple wants to address hardware problems related to skipping keys and more. However, the problems appear to be more common on the 15-inch MacBook Pro, according to Digital Trends.

The publication notes that Apple is replacing Touch Bar models suffering from keyboard problems, while designating non-Touch Bar models for fix.

  • Arturo Norris