can i swap keyboards?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tmech, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. tmech macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2014
    hello again all. i as just wondering is it possible to swap one keyboard for another? ie seperate it from the top case? (non unibody core 2 duo 2.1)
    i need to change the case on mine as the top case is broken. i have found a good condition case one but the function keys are different to mine.
    so is it possible to take my keyboard out and put it on that ones top case?

    or as a second thought if i plugged that key board in to mine and changed what the function keys do? if that would work?

    any thoughts please!
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    The keyboard is manufactured as a permanent part of the top case, and is replaced along with the rest of the top case.
    A top case for a newer MacBook may fit in place, but the keyboard connector is different. It's not compatible with the older MacBook that you have.
    You'll need to get the correct top case.
    That depends on which MacBook2,1 you have.
    Late 2006 has a part number of 922-9591
    Mid 2007 has a part number 922-9592
    Those two _might_ be interchangeable, but better to get the right one so you won't be disappointed.
  3. tmech thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 25, 2014
    Ahh right best leave it then. All i could see different was the volume keys were f10 f11 etc not f5 etc on mine. Well il keep searching for the right one! Cheers
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012
    swap out the top case if you can find the parts at ifixit, ebay...etc.

    look at ifixit for instructions for your Macbook model.

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