Change keyboard layout

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by J-acevedo, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. J-acevedo macrumors newbie

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    Hi! I've had a Macbook for quite some time, and it just died a few days ago, so I got a new regular white Macbook.

    The thing is that the new Macbook's got a different layout for the keys- the latin american one. Physically I mean. The keys look different, the symbols are all over the place and I'm having a seriously hard time using it.

    Is there any way of changing the keys to the american ones? I still have my old notebook, so I can always change them by hand, but even so the white plastic thing around them has a different shape. Would that be a problem?

    Thanks! I hope that wasn't too cryptic to understand
     
  2. eman macrumors 6502a

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    If you're in the US, you should have gotten a qwerty keyboard layout. Or do you have the azerty keyboard layout.
     
  3. J-acevedo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's QWERTY, but the rest of the keys are off... I mean, I got the latin american qwerty (didn't buy this in the US, I was going to order it from the Apple store but it took like two weeks to be shipped down here, so I had to buy it from the local Apple Store).
     
  4. NewMacbookPlz macrumors 68040

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    If the key cutouts are different as well due to different function key sizes, you'll need to purchase a North American upper case. If it's a white MacBook prior to the new "unibody" plastic models you can find a top case anywhere from ebay to ifixit.com and order/replace the unit yourself. You may then need to go to your language/keyboard preferences and set the operating system to the North American/English layout.
     

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