Damaged MacBook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Tenashus1, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Tenashus1 macrumors 6502

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    Someone I know in a nursing home dropped their MacBook on the floor from the bed. A few keys fell off the keyboard, and the unit will not close. Screen is fine. Computer is working well, but the keyboard is messed up. Can the keyboard be replaced, and what do you guess the repair would cost? Thanks.
     
  2. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    Replacing the keyboard will likely be expensive, as the keyboard is part of the upper case. Take it to Apple and see what they say. They may/may not be able to put the keys back on the keyboard... if not, you may be looking at a pricey repair.

    The ifixit.com site has a repair guide for replacing keyboard keys:
    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Retina+MacBook+2015+Keyboard+Key+Replacement/44038
    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Retina+MacBook+2015+Keyboard+Key+Butterfly+Mechanism+Replacement/44040
    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Retina+MacBook+2015+Upper+Case+Assembly+Replacement/44898
     
  3. gooser macrumors 6502

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    let's not assume just yet that this is a retina macbook.
     
  4. dwfaust macrumors 68040

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    In that case, he links and guides would be of no value, but the diagnosis is still correct - the keyboard is part of the upper case.
     

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