BlackBook Core Duo Replacement ctrl key

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by iJawn108, Aug 17, 2008.

  1. iJawn108 macrumors 65816

    iJawn108

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    I was just typing today and the damn thing broke off on me, I don't need the white under mechanisms just the ctrl...

    where would I acquire one? i've looked online and well... the prices were a bit ridiculous to me

    thanks
     
  2. doctor pangloss macrumors regular

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    Mac Junk

    Mac JUNK strikes again.

    Mac really needs to up their quality game.:mad::rolleyes:
     
  3. iJawn108 thread starter macrumors 65816

    iJawn108

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    You know... my cracked case... ok... but my key breaking off for nothing?

    I dont even take my mac out of my house barely and when I do its in its case.

    Anyways... no more bitching from me i just want a cheap sourse i can get a new ctrl key.
     
  4. Brien macrumors 68020

    Brien

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    If they sell them, you probably have to go through Apple or find a broken one. I'm sure all the keys from those broken top cases have to go *somewhere*.

    As for quality: this is what happens when you start pumping them out to meet demand. Though I think Apple needs to find a new producer in China or elsewhere, the iPhone, Macbook, and Nvidia fiascos can't be good for PR.
     
  5. rolex54 macrumors 6502

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    go take one from the blackbook in the apple store :D
    or you could go to the genius bar and have them give you a hard time and then prolly charge you $10 for a 1 cent piece
     
  6. iJawn108 thread starter macrumors 65816

    iJawn108

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    Apple store is too far :(

    i may contact apple about it, ill pay $10 for the damn thing but not $10 and $40 shipping like i found online
     
  7. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

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    Yea, most online fix-it-yourself places also charge you roughly $10 for a key. I know iFixit and PowerBookMedic do
     
  8. logana macrumors 65816

    logana

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    Are you quite sure that the white scissor mechanism is ok - normally one of the 4 pins breaks off and that is why the cap won't go back on. Please check - just to make sure. If all you need is the scissors than I have loads lying about....
     
  9. Hockeypuck macrumors regular

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    Try a local repair shop too, we have old top cases laying about just for this reason. We'll do it for free, your mileage may vary.
     

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