Keyboard replacement

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  1. teknikal90 macrumors 68040

    teknikal90

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    Hi all,

    If you replace the Macbook keyboard by way of the keyboard recall, do you get a new battery as well?

    I have a 2016 Macbook here.
     
  2. The Samurai macrumors 68000

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    No.
     
  3. mroy16 macrumors regular

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    When my battery needed to be replaced due to swelling, the keyboard was replaced as well. Both keyboard and battery are part of the upper case assembly, so I imagine both would be replaced at the same time. It's possible that they keyboard is removed from the assembly and replaced separately, but this seems unlikely. Perhaps The Samurai could elaborate on why they say no.
     
  4. teknikal90 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    did u get yours replaced?
     
  5. retta283 macrumors 6502a

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    The MacBook Pro keyboard replacement will also yield a new battery, so I imagine it's the same with the regular MacBook.
     
  6. mrmister macrumors regular

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    When my keyboard was replaced it came back with the same battery.
     
  7. teknikal90 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    so only a few keys have this issue and they elected to just replace those specific keys vs the whole top case...
    weird.
     
  8. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    the battery is part of the top case. if they replace your keyboard you will get a new battery. this is on the new design 2016 and up.
    When they swapped mine out the whole top case is replaced and that includes the battery.
     
  9. pugxiwawa macrumors member

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    Just had my early 2016 MB keyboard replaced. The battery was NOT touched. Apple only replaces the top case with keyboard. New keyboard is a million times better than the old one though. Hope this helps.
     
  10. AustinIllini macrumors demi-goddess

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    My wife had her MacBook's keyboard replaced and she's very happy with it.
     
  11. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    Whats early 2016? is it the last design? I thought the new ones came out in November 2016.
     
  12. Mike Boreham macrumors 68000

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    From MacTracker:
    Three generations of Retina 12” Macbook

    “Early 2015”.......April 2015
    “Early 2016”.......April 2016
    “2017”...............June 2017 and is the current model.

    First two had the original first gen butterfly keyboard.
    2017 has the second gen keyboard
     
  13. macfrik macrumors 6502

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    Apple did not replace the battery on my 2015 MacBook when I did the keyboard campaign. They replaced the whole keyboard and top case assembly. Hope this helps.
     
  14. x-evil-x macrumors 601

    x-evil-x

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    Seems like they only swap out battery’s on the pros then
     
  15. EedyBeedyBeeps macrumors member

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    2015 rMB 12” w/ a Return key that wasn’t working very well. In early March of this year (2019), the guy at the store said they might need to replace the battery too, because of its relationship to the top case. He sent it away and said to expect it in several days or a week or so, but I got it back a couple days later. The battery wasn’t replaced, but the top case looked brand new, and the keyboard worked well.

    The document that came with the fixed MacBook noted the battery condition as “normal,” same as the battery health noted on-screen. Not sure if this had anything to do with their not replacing the battery. I wasn’t expecting a new battery though, so it wasn’t a big deal.
     

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