Does the keyboard damage if I hit the keys so hard?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TheMacBull, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. TheMacBull macrumors newbie

    Oct 8, 2014
    My friend began to hit the enter key too hard. But when I mean hard, is like trying to put all your anger into it. It still works and all but I am afraid that it might get affected in the long run. Specially because the enter key seems to be soft.

    Should I be worried?

    Are macbook pro keyboards resistant to these kind of hard-hits?

    In the worst scenario... What happens if one of the keys is damaged? Can the key mechanism be replaced easily in any repair store?
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    If it's ok then don't worry. Macbook keyboards are fairly tough but will still break.

    I think the whole keyboard assembly would have to be replaced so not the easiest fix.

    Don't let your friend use it.
  3. leman macrumors G3

    Oct 14, 2008
    Those keyboards are not super-fragile, but I certainly wouldn't hit them. If the keys get damaged, you are most likely looking at a keyboard+top body replacement, and that will certainly not be cheap.
  4. AppleP59 macrumors 6502

    Feb 24, 2014
  5. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Yeah, while the keyboards are fairly tough, hitting them with force and anger could certainly damage them.
  6. ABC5S Suspended


    Sep 10, 2013
    Strong advise. Don't ever let anyone use your stuff. That means your car, your iPhone, your computer. Advise them to buy their own stuff. No matter if that means friendship is broken.
  7. RianT macrumors member


    Sep 3, 2014
    I know some people hit the keys to sort of release their anger... I wouldn't let them use my laptop.

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