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(Firstly, I have searched to see if this is a recognised problem but not found anything - I apologise I have missed something, but I never seem to get a lot out of search functions !)

My Macbook is just out of guarantee

I have recently noticed the a few keys are not responding as the should - on an intermitant basis , for example , all will be going well , then all of a sudden , the right shift key & all the keys on the top row , from esc to F6 will stop responding , then , 5 minutes later , they will all be fine again

Being impatient and wanting is sorted quick , I did a clean install of OS X , thinking that would be the end of it - but it made no difference at all This pointed towards a hardware problem , so I ran the Apple Hardware Test , no joy (all fine) , and then to confirm this , I booted up XP via Boot Camp - to add insult to injury , XP works fine, no probs whatsoever

Any ideas or similar experiences ?

Wish I had got Apple care now !!
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Do you have an external USB keyboard? If you can get hold of one, perhaps you can try to connect with that and see whether the problem persists.
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Do you have an external USB keyboard? If you can get hold of one, perhaps you can try to connect with that and see whether the problem persists.
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Yes , tried with my iMac's keyboard and that works fine -suggesting a hardware problem , but like I say - everything works fine with Windows XP ! , surely if the keyboard had a physical problem it would still be apparent under XP ?
This is driving me nuts ! I just need a logical ,plausable explanation , then I can live with it
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