Spare keys?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by andrewlacey, Feb 5, 2004.

  1. andrewlacey macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    Somehow (don't ask) I managed to lose the escape key from my 14" iBook the other day. I'm confident about fitting a new one myself - can I buy one from Apple? I don't want to replace the whole bloody keyboard!

    Thanks in advance,

    Andrew
     
  2. idkew macrumors 68020

    idkew

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    i highly doubt you can get a new one from apple.

    i would look around on eBay or similar places for used/broken keyboards with your needed key.
     
  3. tjwett macrumors 68000

    tjwett

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    i walked into my local Apple Store asking for a new Return key for my sister's iBook. they came out with a big box of spare keyboards and keys and let me dig through it. i also mentioned that i was an Apple Certified tech. they didn't seem to care either way and didn't charge me anything for it. or you can buy a replacement keyboard here:

    http://www.pbparts.com/
     
  4. Toppa G's macrumors 6502

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    If you still have AppleCare, they will send you a new keyboard free of charge. Then you have a whole set of spare keys! :-D My delete key broke off of my 12" iBook, I called, and got a new keyboard.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    I remember the day I was selling my iBook, my cat decided to jump up and walk over the keyboard, causing the Eject key to spring off. It gave me a huge fright, but fortunately nothing was physically damaged and I managed to replace the key. The new owner doesn't know a thing ;)
     
  6. benixau macrumors 65816

    benixau

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    does now :D
     
  7. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    same here, they let me grab a handful...some keys broke off my iBook too.
    My delete key broke though, I taped it in place, hoping that i'll be able to get a new one at the apple store next time i go.
     

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