Extensions/Version for Top Case/Keyboard/Trackpad Help

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Frisco71203, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. Frisco71203 macrumors newbie

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    Like many MBP users with the early 2007 MBPs, my Top Case died recently. Never one to shy away from hardware repair, I purchased one off of eBay and installed it today.

    That's when the problems arose.

    Apparently there were significant Top Case hardware revisions between the first MBPs and the one I purchased. The keyboard works. But none of the function keys are properly mapped to their special functions. No volume, no screen brightness, no backlight controls.

    The Touchpad registers *all* multitouch functions including 4-finger gestures, the pinch to zoom, etc. BUT the button does not register a click when I press it.

    When I check the System Profiler, it reports the Keyboard Version as 0.70 and I know that's not correct. Anyone know what I could do to restore some functionality?

    I'm using the machine, its keyboard and touchpad right now as I type this and am not unwilling to simply buy the 'correct' topcase. HOWEVER, I'm really digging the full multi-touch capabilities of the newer MBP topcase. Thoughts greatly appreciated.
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

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    Well you need the kext files for the multitouch keyboard.
     
  3. Frisco71203 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Where can I get the files for that keyboard?

    I understand I'll actually need three separate files...one for the keyboard, one for the touchpad and one for the topcase itself. (I may need a fourth for the bluetooth module, which is not functioning right now.)

    Is there a source for Extension files?
     

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