2013 haswell macbook air- replace '1' key

thebrobrah

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Jun 13, 2013
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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...
 

thebrobrah

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Jun 13, 2013
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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

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^^ that took 30 seconds haha
 

thebrobrah

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Jun 13, 2013
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yea im going today

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

virtual keyboard for the mean time
 

Woochoo

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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)
 

thebrobrah

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Jun 13, 2013
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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



 

copa

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Nov 8, 2013
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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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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.
 

thebrobrah

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you may be on to something 111111111111111111
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^^ success :cool: have a good weekend guys :cool: