MacBook Pro keyboard same as PowerBook G4 12-inch?

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  1. Max on Macs macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

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    Hi there,

    Is the MacBook Pro keyboard the same as the 12-inch PowerBook one? It feels a bit different, but the measuremeants are the same and I urgently need to swap my MBP one out.

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  2. PeterKG macrumors 6502

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    They are not the same keyboards for both. One is backlit, the other is not. Why would you want to do this? It is under warranty if defective.
     
  3. Max on Macs thread starter macrumors 6502

    Max on Macs

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    A key is broken off it. But would it work? I'm just going to put it on for like two weeks before I can get in and take it back to the Apple store. It's just I'm going to have it on show for them two weeks.
     
  4. PeterKG macrumors 6502

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    I would think that would be fine. Not sure if the connecter is the same. And of course the key would not light up.
     
  5. benthewraith macrumors 68040

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    Wow...a key dude. Seriously, a place like CompUSA can get that thing back on in like, 20 minutes.
     
  6. CuteGothTech macrumors member

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    20 minutes to put a key back on? God thats a long time!
    I do it in less than 5 unless you ripped it off and bent the wire holders. LOL
     
  7. Max on Macs thread starter macrumors 6502

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    There are four bits on the keyboard that the key clips onto. One of them is broken, so the key won't go back on.
     

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