Having 2017 MBP Keyboard replaced. How much of an improvement to expect?

ninethirty

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Title mostly says it. I had one of the really clicks keyboards. Double letters sometimes, no response on other keys. Keys got stuck often for no reason. I finally took it in, they confirmed immediately a full keyboard replacement and that’s happening now. How big of an improvement should I expect?
 

Honza1

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Your keyboard will work. New battery. Since both keyboard and battery are same type, it will look & feel same as when it was new. I had mine fixed few months ago.
 

Old Muley

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It will work fine until it doesn't. My 2017 has had the keyboard replaced twice, the last time being about 6 weeks ago. I'm already experiencing sticking keys again, so I'm bailing out and replacing it with a 2019 16" MBP.
 
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maflynn

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How big of an improvement should I expect?
The improvement should be the keyboard will function as expected. Given that the butterfly keyboard is a flawed design I would temper the expectation to be one of hopeful cynicism, I.e., hope it doesn't fail but don't be surprised when it does
 

Natzoo

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Title mostly says it. I had one of the really clicks keyboards. Double letters sometimes, no response on other keys. Keys got stuck often for no reason. I finally took it in, they confirmed immediately a full keyboard replacement and that’s happening now. How big of an improvement should I expect?
I believe that only the 2018 models get an "upgraded" keyboard to the 2019 variant. You should not really expect any improvement, except normal functionality.
 
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laminarpanda

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Title mostly says it. I had one of the really clicks keyboards. Double letters sometimes, no response on other keys. Keys got stuck often for no reason. I finally took it in, they confirmed immediately a full keyboard replacement and that’s happening now. How big of an improvement should I expect?
Hey, Was this covered by Apple, or did you have to pay for it?
I also have a 2017 MBP, and it's been perfectly fine until a few days ago, where one of the keys is sticking. It's only one at this point and it still works, but wondering if I should take action soon rather than later...
Cheers.