Easy to Change Keyboard of a PB?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    hi - where I live they only sell PBs (17") with the standard US keyboard. but I need a certain european language keyboard.

    back home I made an inquiry: they could send me a PB "home"-keyboard, I just have to provide them with the serial number.

    question: is it easy to switch the keyboard? or a major hassle that you better dont deal with?

    many thanks for any feedback.
     
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    Sorry, but that's just a STUPID keyboard design. iBooks 4 ever <3 <3.

    Sorry. :D
     
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    mad jew

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    Yeah, ridiculous, isn't it. I assumed it'd be like the iBooks too. :(
     
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    mad jew

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    Yeah, I'm glad I looked it up. I was about to just start giving you a guide on how to replace the iBook keyboard, thinking it was probably the same. It could have got pretty ugly pretty quickly. :eek:
     
  7. macrumors Core

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    not sure that you would have to go to that extreme though, unless there are a LOT of different keys that need to be changed


    if the number is minimal you might be able to get away with just removing the keys from the current board, and replacing them with the ones from the new one.

    but to swap out the keyboard totally yeah, its a pain.
     
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    ITASOR

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    I knew it was harder on the 12"+15" pb's, but I guess the 17" is really hard. On the other pb's I you just remove some keys and it's SOMEWHAT like the iBooks.

    I still like the feeling that if something gets in my keyboard, like a spill, I can whip it off in about 10 seconds max, before it damages the computer. Then I get spend $40 and get a new one and be back in business. :)
     
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    is it easy to remove and replace the keys?
     
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