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Jecko024
Feb 23, 2008, 05:54 PM
Does anyone know how to change the keys on a macbook, if it voids the warranty, and where I could buy spares? I'm pretty sure it doesnt void the warranty, but the other questions I have no clue about....

thank you



Matek
Feb 24, 2008, 06:25 AM
Changing one by one is a pain in the ass, but shouldn't void the warranty. Changing the whole keyboard would be easier, but requires diassembly of the machine -> bye bye warranty.

I'm guessing that buying them probably won't be that easy. Try asking at apple repair centres, check out eBay. I doubt you will be able to buy a single key, if anything, they'll sell you a whole keyboard.

misterredman
Feb 25, 2008, 08:42 AM
I had to buy one single key and I found them here:

http://www.powerbookmedic.com/MacBook-Keys---Individual-Key-Keycap-p-16959.html

I must agree that changing them is a bit tricky. Just take a look at the instruction provided in the link above. It's important to be very patient when doing it, but now I have my keyboard working again.

lbroskee
Sep 14, 2008, 10:39 PM
ya i also need only 2 keys, but 1 huge problem...they only have the plastic scizzor 1's, i need metal =/ what do i do?

themachatter
Sep 29, 2008, 11:52 AM
Does anyone know if it's possible to change the keys on a slim aluminum mac keyboard with those on a Macbook? I just tried changing the shift pieces and even though they're the same size I couldn't seem to get them into place right.

MCSquared
Dec 30, 2009, 10:31 AM
Does anyone know if it's possible to change the keys on a slim aluminum mac keyboard with those on a Macbook? I just tried changing the shift pieces and even though they're the same size I couldn't seem to get them into place right.

See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSpPlMdGvVI