View Full Version : Cheap way to fix not working keys?
Mar 3, 2011, 08:57 PM
is there any cheap way to fix leaks into the Macbook that caused some keys to not furction?
Mar 3, 2011, 09:15 PM
Buy a replacement keyboard and change it out yourself. I did this to my 2008 mbp with no issues. Instructions are available online. $100 tops...
Yes I consider this a cheap fix - certainly the cheapest I am aware of. If your keyboard was damaged by liquid it is possible there is still some in the machine, take it apart clean and reassemble.
Mar 5, 2011, 12:30 PM
I've recently bought this keyboard from eBay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260715619349
Some keys of my MacBook are typing two chars (as I posted here: http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1076223), but now the new keyboard arrived and I don't know how to disassemble the topcase to remove the keyboard from it.
Does anyone know how to remove the keyboard from the topcase?
Mar 7, 2011, 03:52 AM
My understanding though, was that you have to buy the entire top case with keyboard built in.
I was thinking of doing this myself, but top cases for an aluminium macbook seem to be about £150. That's a lot to restore the original look of the keyboard.
Mar 7, 2011, 06:16 AM
does anyone know if i can replace my non-backlit old MB keyboard with a backlit one? thanks in advance :)