Cheap way to fix not working keys?

piatti

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Original poster
Jun 9, 2010
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is there any cheap way to fix leaks into the Macbook that caused some keys to not furction?
 

cwaddell2002

macrumors member
Jun 21, 2005
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Raleigh, NC
Replace the keyboard

Buy a replacement keyboard and change it out yourself. I did this to my 2008 mbp with no issues. Instructions are available online. $100 tops...

Yes I consider this a cheap fix - certainly the cheapest I am aware of. If your keyboard was damaged by liquid it is possible there is still some in the machine, take it apart clean and reassemble.

Good luck.
 

paulro

macrumors member
Oct 15, 2008
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http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/search/macbook

My understanding though, was that you have to buy the entire top case with keyboard built in.

I was thinking of doing this myself, but top cases for an aluminium macbook seem to be about £150. That's a lot to restore the original look of the keyboard.
 

Mobius 1

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Feb 11, 2011
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USEA
does anyone know if i can replace my non-backlit old MB keyboard with a backlit one? thanks in advance :)