Problems with MacBook keyboard & # 39; butterfly & # 39; generate a recall petiti

The keyboard & # 39; butterfly & # 39; used in MacBook attracts frequent complaints. And these have now grown to the point where an line petiti asks Apple to recall all MacBook Pro published since 2016.

These laptops are very thin, just like their keyboards. The reducti in thickness left room for a very slight shift of the keys, which resulted in accusatis that even a small dot under e of the keys prevents it from working.

The name & # 39; butterfly & # 39; comes from the shape of the internal mechanism of each key. In the 2015 MacBook, Apple replaced the old scissors design with a butterfly.

It is supposed to spread more evenly the pressure of tap the keys. As mentied, it is also 40% thinner.

There also seems to be something in the design that makes him pre to getting stuck.

The MacBook butterfly keyboard is thinner, but less reliable.
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The petiti requests a reminder of all MacBook Pros published since 2016. It comes from Matthew Taylor, an author who has been using Apple computers since 1981. He used ly Macs for publish more than 50 books

His problems began when he had his first laptop with a butterfly keyboard "I bought this MacBook Pro in December 2016, and less than a year later, the L key has become intermittent and unreliable, "he explained to Cult of Mac." I took it to an Apple store and the genie bar replaced the L key late 2017. That L key replacement failed in a mth, and * then * the right Shift key became intermittent and unreliable in early 2018. "

MacBook Butterfly Keyboard Problems Epidemic

Taylor is far from ale Even a superficial search revealed dozens of people who complained T. Zach Perret Twitter "Many problems with new MacBook keys blocked. Based the people around me, the apparent soluti is to. persistent bang the keyboard. "

Matti Haapoja used the same platform to say," I just realized how bad the new Apple butterfly keyboard is. I want to get old. "

Marco Arment wrote: " Many keys become tacky and unreliable my two-mth MacBook Pro. Mac Computers I've Owned: ~ 10 Keyboard Problems Before Now: 0 "

And these are just a small sample of the large numbers that we can find line. problem is so general that a recent study showed that the butterfly keyboard of the MacBook had to be repaired twice as much as the keypads of older devices.

Just a lot of air

the problem of sticking keys MacBook (2015 and later) or MacBook Pro (2016 and later) is to try to dislodge the defective point with compressed air.

There is even a page the support site of the Company describing the recommended procedure.

Obviously, this is of limited use or the complaints would not ctinue.

Real Soluti

Taylor's MacBook Pro petiti asks Apple to "replace the keyboards all with new redesigned keyboards.

As he told us, a redesign is required because "replacing the keyboard with a design essentially the same design is NOT viable because the design is fatally defective. "

What is The petiti request would be a huge undertaking." Apple has already redesigned the butterfly keyboard ce, and this new versi is installed in new MacBooks and those that are brought with keys stuck. , people still complain about the same problem.

It would be an even more herculean and expensive project, because the keyboard is not an automous part of it. We have interviewed Kyle Wiens of iFixit about the difficulties, and he pointed out that the replacement of the keyboard requires the exchange of a large part of the computer, including the touchpad, speakers and even the battery.

Nevertheless, Taylor says: this petiti to hold Apple respsible for the ideals of its signature "Designed by Apple in California." Apple must correct this design mistake. "[19659027]! Functi (f, b, e, v, n, t, s) {if (f.fbq) returns; n = f.fbq = functi () {n.callMethod? n.callMethod.apply (n, arguments): n.queue.push (arguments)}; if (! f._fbq) f._fbq = n; n.push = n; n.loaded =! 0; n.versi = 2.0 & # 39 ;; n.queue = []; t = b.createElement (e); t.async =! 0; t.src = v; s = b.getElementsByTagName (e) [0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore (t, s)} (window, document, 'script', https: //'); // stack the social info fbq (& # 39; init & # 39 ;, & # 39; 309115492766084 & # 39;); fbq ("track," & # 39; EditorialView & # 39;);

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