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Old Feb 27, 2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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Replace Macbook Pro Keyboard?

so I had this happened to me http://forums.macrumors.com/showthre...=garlic+butter and I have been using my bluetooth keyboard for a while now and I just can't stand it anymore. How much would it cost to get the keyboard replaced? I don't have the guts to do it myself. Would you guys recommend sending to Apple or a 3rd party? How much do you guys think this would cost?

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Old Feb 27, 2009, 02:19 PM   #2
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Do it yourself.

http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/...Case/IF161-000

Apple will surely want something like 500 bucks.
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 02:20 PM   #3
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Do it yourself.

http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/...Case/IF161-000

Apple will surely want something like 500 bucks.
I don't have a Unibody. I am worried that I will mess it up even more.
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 02:24 PM   #4
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What's your processor clock speed?
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What's your processor clock speed?
2.4 I believe. I'm not home to check it.
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Old Feb 27, 2009, 02:30 PM   #6
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Penryn or Santa Rosa?
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Penryn or Santa Rosa?
I'm not sure. I bought the low end Macbook Pro before the Unibody ones came out. So it's the newest non Unibody Macbook Pro.
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http://www.ifixit.com/MacBook-Parts/...oard/IF185-105

They also give you a guide to install it. Buy I'm sure you can find it for a better price on ebay.

Also, if you want to search on ebay, you'll need to search for a 2.4GHz Penryn keyboard.
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I'm not sure. I bought the low end Macbook Pro before the Unibody ones came out. So it's the newest non Unibody Macbook Pro.
Penryn.
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Old Mar 1, 2009, 07:00 AM   #10
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Hey,

i have to replace a unibody keyboard.

at the ifixit.com site is not a excactly manual for this.


have anybody a link for me how to do this, please?
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Hey,

i have to replace a unibody keyboard.

at the ifixit.com site is not a excactly manual for this.


have anybody a link for me how to do this, please?
Why don't you just call Apple your in your first year still? Unless you spilled something on it.
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Keyboard repairs are easy, but annoying to do.

Instructions are here:
http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Repair/M...Keyboard/455/1

Just order the part and you should be good to go…

…though if you are still under warranty Apple should do the repair for you unless you destroyed your keyboard yourself.
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Old Mar 2, 2009, 09:29 AM   #13
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i need a manual for the new unibody macbook pro, ifixit.com have manuals only for the old modell.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 05:21 AM   #14
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You don't really need a manual, just some guidance on what to remove step-by-step along the way. Also, get the tools required before you operate on it, as some of the screw bits to be removed inside it are not your conventional phillips head. One thing's for sure, you'll need a lot of patience.

For some guide with photos, please see http://www.devonbuy.com/replacing-macbook-pro-keyboard/ . Links are provided on where to get parts and tools. Good luck!
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