Replacing single keyus

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by w00tmaster, Jun 22, 2005.

  1. w00tmaster macrumors regular

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    My dog manged to jump on the keyboard of my 2 month old powerbook and broke the V and X keys off, and even the little plastic pieces underneath. Is there a way to buy replacement keys? How do I replace them without replacing the whole keyboard?
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You can find them on ebay pretty often. They go for about $5 a key. I don't see any right now though.
     
  3. baummer macrumors 6502a

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    You should take it into an Apple Store, they should be able to assist you.
     
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    PBFixIt.com sells keys and sisors.

    Also, post on this board that you want to buy a keyboard or keys. Perhaps somebody has a broken keyboard and they would be willing to send you some keys, or sell you a broken keyboard for parts.
     
  5. numediaman macrumors 6502a

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    Did you kill the dog?
     

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  6. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    Or Try the Metric Alphabet a.k.a. Decibet
     

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  7. skp574 macrumors 6502

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    I went into my Apple Store (UK, Regent Street) and managed to blag a W key from the Genius Bar. They pulled out a PB membrane from a drawer, slapped it on the counter and then asked what key I'd like. Didn't cost me a penny as I was prepared to fit it myself.

    Unfortunately it was from a previous model and didn't quite fit. The catches underneath the key didn't align with my PB.

    I bought another laptop for a friend. I took off that W key and swapped it with mine and they are both stuck firm now. Weird but that's my story.
     

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