So, I purchased a macbook unibody 2.4ghz with a German keyboard in Germany because to get it with english would have taken 3 additional weeks. There is a lot of confusion concerning how to replace the keyboard on the unibody macbooks. Perhaps people can help me solder out the logic here. Full official replacement The official word is that to replace the keyboard requires replacing the entire top body. You can purchase the top body for the 2.0ghz without backlight for $230 from ifixit or others, and with backlit for the 2.4ghz its $300. Replace only the keyboard itself? I dont know that this is possible but supposedly ifixit were able to remove the keyboard from the casing after unscrewing 50+ screws (source). So, is it possible to just replace the keyboard? perhaps with a old non-unibody black macbook keyboard or the macbook air keyboard? And would it work for the 2ghz non-backlit or 2.4 backlit bodies? Replace individual keys This is possible. Replacement keys are sold for the Unibody macs, both backlit or not. I found them for 5eu a peice here. Another option could be finding cheaper keys from another model. The old non-unibody keyboards are compatible, all keys but the function keys, and of course they are not backlit. But if you look at picutres in this thread which replaces Macbook Air keys with white Macbook keys, it is barable. Also there are some photos in this thread discussing replacing the unibody MB keys with white MB keys. It can get expensive the more keys you replace. A better option might be buying a macbook keyboard replacement for not backlit needs, and a macbook air replacement for those with 2.4ghz unibodies that want to retain backlit keys, and just swaping keys. Here are instructions for how to remove the keys: Or see more thurough instructions in PDF form from Powerbook Medic. I will update this post as I find more information.