Command Key popped off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by littlevish, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. littlevish macrumors member

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    My left command key just randomly came off when I pressed it a minute ago. It doesn't pop back into place either.

    How can I get it back on?
     
  2. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    is there any damage on the keyboard or the key ?
    What kind of keyboard do you use ?
     
  3. littlevish thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, my bad, it's the standard macbook keyboard.

    The key looks to be okay though, although I can't say I knew what it looked like before it came off.
     
  4. littlevish thread starter macrumors member

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    Hmm upon further examination it appears a tiny piece of plastic broke off the actual key itself. Part of one of the little clips came off.

    Is there any chance of re-attaching this myself, or am I going to have to drive 2 hours to the nearest Apple store :(
     
  5. teleromeo macrumors 65816

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    some guys are selling keys on ebay, try to find one there. If you don't find one buy a new keyboard an sell your keys over there ...
     
  6. cygni macrumors regular

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    In my experience, :mad: there is no way to get it back on, you have to replace the keyboard. Yeah, I know, sucks.

    Sowwy, I didn't see it is a MacBook!
    Yes, you can replace it. Like the previous poster wrote, ebay or call apple to mail a replacement?
     
  7. mr.light macrumors 6502

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    They have to replace these things at my school all the time. My students have a habit of picking them off (wish I could catch one in the act!)The tech guys keep old keyboards for this reason. There are two different types of clips from what I understand. they are easily replaced if you know how. I am sure the clips can be purchased and a quick search should show what is involved in replacing them.
     

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