2013 haswell macbook air- replace '1' key

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by thebrobrah, Feb 27, 2015.

  1. thebrobrah macrumors regular

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    Greetings, how do i go about this situation without spending the too much

    Can i just buy a replacement key?

    I've called one repair place and they want to replace the whole keyboard...
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    I doubt Apple will sell just one key and will want to sell the entire keyboard as a unit. Maybe find one on eBay, but I have my doubts.

    What happened to your one key?
     
  3. thebrobrah thread starter macrumors regular

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    it doesnt press down/spring back up

    i can physically press the one key .. but its not the same as '2' for example

    111

    ^^ that took 30 seconds haha
     
  4. dyt1983, Feb 27, 2015
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    edit: To remove personally identifying information not relevant to the thread.
     
  5. thebrobrah thread starter macrumors regular

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    yea im going today

    i hate not having my computer not functioning properly :mad:]

    virtual keyboard for the mean time
     
  6. Woochoo macrumors 6502

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    Apple will replace the whole keyboard. The only solution you could do at your own is to buy an official scissor (the keyboard part that ties the key), but don't buy a "1" key since it won't do anything (I fell in that mistake, and nothing fixed)
     
  7. thebrobrah thread starter macrumors regular

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    genius tried to fix problem, couldnt..

    said fix was 164 for the whole keyboard

    i must do this myself it seems :cool:

    with the key off, i can freely press 1 with no problems whatsoever, its just so awkward with the key depth

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  8. copa macrumors member

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    Can't tell from the pictures, but if the mechanism isn't physically broken it might just have been badly placed i.e. not really snapped in place. I've seen tutorials for cleaning the keyboard where they show detailed instructions on how to put individual key mechanisms back in place. Of course, if that fixes your problem I dare say the "genius" didn't look very closely.
     
  9. thebrobrah thread starter macrumors regular

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    you may be on to something 111111111111111111
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    ^^ success :cool: have a good weekend guys :cool:
     
  10. Dweez macrumors 65816

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