Apple Wireless Keyboard

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  1. Hacks macrumors member

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    I got a wireless keyboard with my 2009 24" iMac. I believe it's the same as the wireless keyboard available today.

    The keyboard held up pretty good except for the space bar, it has no springiness to it, no click feeling. It's very loose and sloppy. Surprisingly enough it actually works. But it's annoying to type on so I'd like to fix it.

    Is there any way to fix it or do I have to spend $70 on a new one?
     
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  4. Hacks thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah, it is the 3 battery model.

    Do you know how to pop the space key off without damaging anything? Just gently pry? Or do I have to heat it in order to loosen adhesive?

    Thanks.
     
  5. dyt1983, Feb 2, 2015
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  6. Hacks thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the help.

    I can't say it was clean underneath it, but it wasn't so dirty that the dirt or dust was effecting it's operation. I guess the little button in the center just lost it's springiness.

    I like the keyboard but I wonder if there is a cheaper one that I could use. Now that I am using a non-Mac monitor, theres no reason to stick with the aluminum theme. I do like it's small size, tho.
     
  7. MeeMac macrumors regular

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    Stick With Macs Hacks

    as I always say....

    "Cheap Is For Sheep"
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    "Buy Apple"
    :):apple:
     
  8. dyt1983, Feb 4, 2015
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  9. iNewbie macrumors regular

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    Keyboard

    If you end up buying a new keyboard... you might want to look at the Logitech K811 (I think is the model). I just switched from the Apple wireless to this. It did take some getting used to... but it has a rechargeable battery that you just plug the keyboard into usb every now and then. It also can easily switch between 3 Bluethooth devices... so that's really nice if you're testing stuff to go back and forth between an iPad, iPhone and the Mac.
     
  10. Stocks macrumors member

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    That model costs almost twice as much as the Apple wireless keyboard.
     
  11. colodane macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think so. Bought a K811 a couple months ago from Amazon for $69.
     
  12. Stocks macrumors member

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    That's nice and all. But today it costs over $100 from Amazon ($97.39 + $5.49 shipping). http://www.amazon.com/Logitech-Bluetooth-Easy-Switch-Keyboard-iPhone/dp/B0099SMFP2

    Even if it was $69, the OP is looking for a less expensive keyboard that is similar to the Apple keyboard. For $69 he could just get the Apple keyboard.
     
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