So a couple days back, the N key on my Macbook Pro (Retina, 2014) started having a weird issue: instead of simply getting stuck, occassionally the key will cycle through a couple of states:
- Working Fine
- Not Registering
- Registering too many presses
- Not Registering at all, then dropping an N randomly into whatever it is I'm typing a few words down the line.
I've popped the key cap off and cleaned it, that didn't seem to do much; the behavior even expresses itself when directly pressing on the rubber nub that hits the sensor in the keyboard.
At this point, it's been a few days and even as I type this the key seems to be behaving fine. I'm worried it's a physical issue somehow with the keyboard, because it happens in both OSX and Windows 7 Bootcamp. I've tried resetting the PRAM even, after hearing of folks with similar issues resolving them through that, but it's had no effect.
This unit isn't even a year out from when Apple sent it to replace a previous unit (a 2011 who's GPU kept frying out [four times!] before the recall or whatever, but was under AppleCare still) and I'm driving myself a bit stir crazy worrying about this one single key.