Laptop is typing the wrong characters, which is leading me to type in the wrong Password

kiragruber

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Hey,

So suddenly my keyboard has pretty much stopped working. Some keys do still work perfectly (all around the same area) and then others are typing characters that are around the key I pushed. So it would type around 2-4 characters, while just pushing one key. Therefore, I cannot put in my password as I cannot see what I am actually typing in as it is adding other characters at the same time, if that makes sense?!

Is there anything I can do? Would an external keyboard (usb) work without first logging into the account?

Thank you!!!!
 

BadAsAl

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Yes for sure a USB will work. Only way to get into one of these with a bad keyboard. Very common issue on MacBook laptops. Changing the keyboard is possible but a tricky operation and not for the faint of heart.
 
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