key replacement for late 2008 unibody mbp 15"?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by sabbyp, Oct 30, 2013.

  1. sabbyp macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2013
    hey guys,

    i've got an old (late 2008 unibody mbp 15") sitting around not doing much because it's got a few things wrong with it. I'm replacing the fans out as they're broken but it's also got a key missing.

    Is there any way I can buy a key and replace it or is it a case of replacing the whole keyboard assembly?

    does anyone know how much it would cost to do this through apple? checking online it seems like i need to buy the entire top case of the machine with the trackpad which works out quite expensive. Just wondering if apple can do this cheaper/with less effort on my part?

    If it's going to be more than a hundred bucks there's little point in fixing it!

    thanks in advance!
  2. triplelucky macrumors regular

    Sep 30, 2012
    Tucson, Arizona, USA
    Well you could get a key cap from the bay for about $3.
  3. GUILTIE macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2008
    I had problems with some keys when I first bought my late 2008 13" aluminum Macbook. Apple could only fix it by replacing the entire keyboard (which took forever, but that's a different story).

    So, AFAIK, you have to replace the entire keyboard.

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