help! i knocked a key off my powerbook keyboard

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by russed, Nov 28, 2004.

  1. russed macrumors 68000

    russed

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    well i was sat next to my router sorting things out with it and then he phone rings, i reach to pick it up and it falls off the desk and lands on my powerbook keyboard. we now my alt key has fallen off. i have the top and 2 bits of plastic. i can work out how they all go together but i cant get them all to go back together as it is some form of scissor movement and i cant get a bit to jook over another without lifting it up so i can see what im doing but then it wont reach. help what can i do? is there an easy way of getting it back on?
     
  2. russed thread starter macrumors 68000

    russed

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    well anyway i have now got it back on again, it was one filldly job, but anyway, i have crached the ctrl key next to it. can i get a free one off apple or something? i have apple care.
     
  3. Mark James macrumors regular

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    Free? From Apple?!?

    The official repair is called 'a new keyboard'. The unofficial solution is to flutter your eyelashes at your nearest authorised repair centre. They will normally have a stash of duff keyboards which they're happy to break for smiley customers.
     
  4. russed thread starter macrumors 68000

    russed

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    what if there isnt a repair center near (the nearest being about 5 hours drive away!) can they send me one?
     
  5. Mark James macrumors regular

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    Phone them up and be really, really, unnaturally pleasant...
     

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