Ah! What's happening to my keyboard!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Komentra, Dec 5, 2012.

  1. Komentra macrumors member

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    I've had my Late 2011 Macbook Pro for a little over a year now and just noticed that the "A" key on my keyboard is quite odd looking. What could make this happen? All my other keys are fine and is this a easy fix? I'm assuming the paint or something is coming off.

    Picture is pretty big so I will just link to it - http://i50.tinypic.com/2u74pcp.jpg
     
  2. ChrisMan287 macrumors 6502

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    You need a new key. That's the paint coming off.
     
  3. Komentra thread starter macrumors member

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    I assumed that's what was going on. Is it a easy fix?
     
  4. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    The keys on a MBP aren't painted. They're molded out of two different colors of plastic.

    It's pretty easy to pop the keys off, but be careful, there are tiny plastic tabs that are easily broken. I believe you can buy the keys on ifixit.
     
  5. Krazy Bill macrumors 68030

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    Just leave it. Call it the "Star Trek" special edition keyboard.
     
  6. Komentra thread starter macrumors member

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    I lol'd.

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    Thanks!

    EDIT: Didn't see any on ifixit but saw some on eBay.
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Weird. I could have sworn that they had them at ifixit.

    If you order from ebay, just make sure that the snap mechanism is the same on the key you're ordering.
     
  8. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

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    Why not try the Apple store first if there is one nearby? For all you know they might replace it for free.

    They have replaced countless screws for me before :p
     

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