Broken key

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lezer23, Oct 4, 2005.

  1. lezer23 macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2005
    I have a new powerbook 15". The left arrow key that says home on it popped off. The "scissors" or "white plunger" mechanism is still attached to the key, and is in proper working order. How do I go about reattching the key? I already looked on, but the guide there seems to be only applicable of the scissor mechanism actually came off the key itself. Thanks so much, I dont want to have to take a trip to the apple store. :)
  2. anotherjeff macrumors regular


    Dec 7, 2004
    I had a similar problem with a bunch of keys. Give up and make an appointment for the genius bar my friend.
  3. lezer23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2005
    There must be a way to reattach the key!!! :confused:
  4. alexstein macrumors 6502a


    Aug 23, 2004
    oh man you are in for a treat. just kidding. you can fix it yourself it just very tedious work. detach the white scissor piece from the key itself ( look closely its just hooked in)and install it on your pb and follow the instruction on the website. it take a little finess to get it done. if you don't feel comfortable doing that bring to the genius bar as mentioned before.
  5. lezer23 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 4, 2005
    Thanks for your help! I will probly go to the genuis bar, just because I dont want anything to snap off and then have it shipped out for the keyboard to be replaced.
    Thanks again!
  6. wdlove macrumors P6


    Oct 20, 2002
    I think that's very smart thing taking your PowerBook to the Genius Bar. That's exactly what I would do, best to be safe. My wife had the same problem with her PowerBook.

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