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MacBook Pro - 8 i k , and left/right arrow keys randomly stop working

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So about a week ago, all of a sudden this whole row of keys and the left/right arrow keys just started randomly not working. It's not something stuck in the keys, and no matter how hard I press sometimes it just won't register. It seems completely random, and it's really irritating.

If anyone has any ideas please let me know, and thanks in advance
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How old is it? Apple store? Otherwise I am not sure. You might be able to find a keyboard replacement online?
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Hi, have the same problem but only with 8,i,k and , keys... and I am running Tiger. this works for me..

If the computer is on, turn it off.
Disconnect the AC Adapter and remove the computer's battery.
Press and hold down the power button for 5 seconds and then release the button.
Reconnect the battery and AC Adapter.
Press the Power button to restart the computer.
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Try taking off the battery and looking under it where a little plastic film covers your keyboard data connection wires. Lightly press down on the connectors while the computer is still powered on w/ the adaptor and see if you get a key response. The heat from the battery seems to loosen the connection over worked for me last night!
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