Bent Magic Keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by reallypoorsod, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. reallypoorsod macrumors newbie

    reallypoorsod

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2017
    #1
    Hey,

    I haven't been able to find anything like this on the Internet before so I decided to ask on here. I've posted on here before a long time ago, but I forgot what account I used. With that aside, I bought a Magic Keyboard off someone who bought an iMac and didn't need the keyboard a few weeks ago. A few days ago, an accident happened with my Magic Keyboard causing it to bend. The keyboard shows no visible cracks and works perfectly, but it wobbles and slides around due to being bent. I have attempted to straighten it by putting weights on it and simply exerting force on it before, which caused it to get straighter and wobble less but it still wobbles and slides around easily. Do you think it would be possible to straighten this keyboard?

    Thanks in advance :/
     

    Attached Files:

  2. PieTunes macrumors 6502

    PieTunes

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #2
    It's possible that trying to straighten it out yourself could make it worse or even break it. If purchasing a new one is out of the question and I were in your position, I would attach small rubber or felt pads/feet under one side to try and level it out. I'm sorry to hear (and see) what happened. It sucks, but at least the keys still work. Good luck!
     
  3. reallypoorsod thread starter macrumors newbie

    reallypoorsod

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2017
    #3
    I've thought of that, and purchasing a new one is at least currently out of the question, but seeing as it continued working after being bent and straightening it a bit didn't harm it, I don't see how it could really break. The rubber pad solution would be more of a hacky last resort though, especially if I intend on getting a magic trackpad to go with the keyboard. Do you think I could get help in a store?
     
  4. PieTunes macrumors 6502

    PieTunes

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Location:
    San Diego, CA
    #4
    Do you have an Apple Store near you? Bring the keyboard in and show it to some of the employees there, see if they can offer any suggestions? Heck, maybe they'll give you a brand new one on the spot, at no cost to you. I've heard stories of people experiencing that when they bring in various accessories (or even complete hardware/devices) that they are having issues with. So who knows, the Apple Customer Service Fairy might pay you a visit. If not, at the very least, a Genius or store employee might be able to figure something out.
     
  5. reallypoorsod thread starter macrumors newbie

    reallypoorsod

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2017
    #5
    There is, but they're an hour or so away; however there are some resellers near me. I've read such stories as well, hence why I asked. I'll try my luck...
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

    Fishrrman

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2009
    #6
    Pick up a cheap USB keyboard and be done with it.
    I'd recommend a used Macally keyboard...
     
  7. reallypoorsod thread starter macrumors newbie

    reallypoorsod

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2017
    #7
    I have other keyboards, but I bought this keyboard and want to use it.
     

Share This Page