Thanks for the hospitality. After racking my brain for a bit, I decided to have a look around. I didn't notice this after cleaning it. It was my last dissassembly until breaking down and just buying a whole new trackpad / keyboard combo piece which looks like it ranges from $150-250 or a keyboard alone that ranges $120+.
Low and behold, I found 3 damaged pins on the ribbon that connects to the motherboard. Which is way beyond anything that I would know how to repair. I've readjusted processor pins in the past, but this looks like there is some damage to it.
Now, before I get ahead of myself. Would that likely be the culprit? It seems obvious to me, and without a doubt, worth repairing either way, but does that look like something that would end the woes to my troubles?
Distorted iPhone picture, but I think it'll do. I'm just not completely 100% that's how the ribbon works. 3 pins = 3-4 keys? Hopefully someone can shed some light.
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