possible to replace a single key on the powerbook keyboard?

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  1. macrumors 6502

    charlestrippy

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    So my girlfriend's powerbook g4 has a crack on the "enter" key on the bottom right of her keyboard... :eek:

    the key is pretty much cracked in half almost, it's so annoying - both of us have no idea how it happened?

    my question - is it possible (hoping hoping hoping!) to replace a single key (the "enter" key on a keyboard? or do I have to replace the ENTIRE keyboard?

    below is an image of what i'm talking about...

    also, if i manage to find a single key - is it hard to replace them?

    :confused:

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  2. macrumors 603

    roland.g

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    Yes, assuming it is aluminum, looks like it, just like the 12" PB the keys pop off individually. If it is still under Applecare they will replace the key, otherwise you may have to pay for it, though if you go to a store and the genius is nice, may just grab one for you anyway.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

    interlaced

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    You can get just one key replaced, yes! From the upper left corner of the one key, get your nail under there and pull up. It'll just pop out. Some Apple stores are nice if you bring it in and ask for a new key. They might just do it for you for free. Otherwise, I think some people on eBay sell per key, or you can ask in the forums!

    EDIT: ah! roland.g beat me to it.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors 6502

    charlestrippy

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    awesome! thank you so much - luckily we have an apple store down the road so i'll be heading down there this evening after class....it's under the 1 year warranty still so that's good :::phew::
    thanks again both of you!
     

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