Keyboard replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dreamer2go, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. Dreamer2go macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    While trying to clean the keyboard, one of the key broke...well the plastic part under the key that pushes the key up broke...

    I need a keyboard replacement. Is there one in Apple store? Or should I go to ebay?
    Also, is there any guide (I tried searching) that teaches you how to remove the old one and replaces the new one?
    Does it break the warranty?

  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    Did just the key break? If so, I've heard that the Apple Store has extra keys and they could just pop a new one on.
  3. siurpeeman macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    i've read posts on these forums describing the same. i'd leave out the part about the key popping off while you were cleaning it, though. accidental damage isn't covered under warranty.
  4. Dreamer2go thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    yeah actually the "scisscor" plastic thing broke...
    I searched online and went to
    I think I should just buy the broken key instead of replacing an entire keyboard...

    is that a good idea?

    actually the little plastic nub is broken I guess i need to buy a new keyboard.
  5. Dreamer2go thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    my new question is:

    Should I buy the new keyboard online, and send my computer AND the new keyboard to an Apple Store?
    Thank you for all your help.
  6. vultureparade macrumors member

    Sep 11, 2007
    If Apple decides that the keyboard is covered under warranty, they'll supply a new one to install. You don't have to buy one to send with your machine.
  7. Dreamer2go thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    if I go to the apple store myself, will they install it for me at the store?

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