Blank iBook Replacement Keyboard

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  1. dav macrumors 6502

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    Few questions...

    Do they sell iBook replacement keys (ones that I could just snap in)? Do they sell them without markings/letters/symbols?


    Thanks!

    -Dav
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You can always find iBook keys on eBay. They sell them with letters already one them. They priced about $2-6.
     
  3. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    That would be really cool looking.

    Imagine if someone stole it and then tried to use it. :p
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I think he *wants* blank ones....it would be really interesting / fun, if one had good caligraphy skills, to do the keys over in a silver marker or something with metal flake / glitter effect. :)
     
  5. sjpetry macrumors 65816

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    I think plain white would look the best.

    I wish I was good at typing then I would do this. :(
     
  6. dav thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep, just plain blank keys across the whole keyboard :)

    Two reasons:

    1) Looks insanely cool/slick
    2) Phenomenally increases your ability to type

    Any places to get them?

    Thanks,

    -dav
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    That would be pretty neat. Something else that might be sweet, but might take a lot of work, would be to paint all the keys in opaque paint in some contrasting color, right over the markings. Then you'd not only have a blank keyboard, but it would complement the white nicely. :) But white on white is always a classic. ;)
     
  8. t300 macrumors 6502a

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    You can get external, small but full, USB keyboards like this.
     
  9. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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    what about white out..... :p
    you can try scartching the letters off with a tool of some sort
     
  10. dav thread starter macrumors 6502

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    @jet: I read about those on Engadget, pretty awesome. I was just wondering if there was similar for my iBook

    @puckhead: I was actually considering this, I imagine it would be easy to scratch off the markings with a razorish tool. This raises other questions:

    Say I want to revert back, are the eBay replacements the same quality as my original?

    If no, then would I be able to scratch off the lettering on an eBay replacement, and keep my originals as backup?

    Hmmm
     
  11. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    And another question that would be useful...are iBook G3 (the ones that similar to G4s) keyboards compatible with G4s, and do the 12" and 14" use the same part? There seems to be a wide range of prices on full replacement keyboards on eBay, with the G3 or unspecified ones seemingly quite a bit cheaper....
     
  12. R.Youden macrumors 68020

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    I dont think they are compatible, something to do with the cable more than nything. On the G4 i think the trakpad and keyboard cables are combined.
     

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