Cheap way to fix not working keys?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by piatti, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    piatti

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    is there any cheap way to fix leaks into the Macbook that caused some keys to not furction?
     
  2. macrumors member

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    Replace the keyboard

    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.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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  4. macrumors member

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    http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/search/macbook

    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.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    does anyone know if i can replace my non-backlit old MB keyboard with a backlit one? thanks in advance :)
     

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