Change the color of the keys

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TSE, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. TSE macrumors 68030

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    I am planning on getting a 15 inch Matte Macbook Pro when it gets updated.

    The one thing that bothers me though, is the black keys.

    Is there a way to change them out, either to silver or white? I have an aluminum wireless Apple keyboard, or I would be willing to buy keys from a third party.

    Thank you!
     
  2. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    your best bet would be to swap them with your wireless keyboard.
     
  3. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What would be the safest way to take them off?
     
  4. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    The keys on the wireless keyboard are slightly different than the keys on the MBP. You will need to get a topcase from a unibody white MacBook to make the keys white.
     
  5. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Sounds good... will the backlit keyboard still work?
     
  6. wordoflife, Feb 17, 2011
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    wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Kinda ... It will be hard to see

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    Expect it to look something like this

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    I'd consider just leaving it as is (because of warranty reasons).
     
  7. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    That doesnt look too bad actually... I can always just put the keys back if i need to bring it to an apple store.

    Do you think it might be possible to spraypaint the original black keys silver while somehow keeping the letters?
     
  8. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    No.
    And if you spray paint it, you can't revert it back to black ;)

    Just curious, what don't you like about the black keys? :confused:
     
  9. TSE thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Since I am getting a Matte, the only real thing besides the tiny border around the bezel is black, so the black keys look really out of place... I used to have a non-unibody macbook pro and I actually prefer the look of that design more since it's all one color. Where would get all the white macbook keys at once? All the ebay sales are only selling separate keys.
     
  10. SPEEDwithJJ macrumors 65816

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    Maybe consider one of those "colorful" silicon keyboard covers? :confused: Those do come in white or silver... :)
     
  11. ctyhntr macrumors 6502

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    Swapping on the keys will void your warranty. Something to consider if you ever need to bring it in for AppleCare servicing. Any reason why you can't live with a silicone keyboard cover ($5 solution), or a wireless keyboard ($69 solution)?
     
  12. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    .... or living with the black keys (free solution).
     

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