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.

Good luck.

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?

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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.

Mobius 1
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 :)