MacBook Air Keyboards

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by k3roro, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. k3roro macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2010
    Just purchased my new MBA 11'' last week.

    All is fine until I noticed that my "Enter" key presses more easily than other keys.

    I decided to take a picture and noted that the "Enter" key is actually higher raised than the "\" key, yet I feel the "Enter" key is more mushy. Also it seems like the "\" key is lower than the "backspace" key.

    Anyways, probably the only that's bothered by this, but does anyone else have similar experiences. I don't think this warrants an exchange because everything else is perfect (screen, SSD), but it bugs me :confused:

    Someone beat some sense into me.


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  2. MultiFinder17 macrumors 68000


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    If it is really bothering you, take it into an Apple Store and tell them. I know that I am extremely picky about my keyboards, but I can't say that the keyboard on my Air has given me any trouble over the last two years.
  3. k3roro thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2010
    Don't think if it's really bothering me. I didn't really notice it until I looked into it. I have 1 year warranty on it and if it starts to worsen til where it affects performance, then maybe I'll ask them to look at it.
  4. agentphish macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2004
    i wouldn't sweat it unless it is affecting your everyday use or not performing as you believe it should. Some keys may feel slightly different than others given the manufacturing tolerances that exist.

    Keep in mind with these unibody machines if you want them to fix 1 key, its an entire top case replacement which requires the genius to switch all the internals and display over to a new casing.

    I wouldn't have my entire machine rebuilt for an enter key.
  5. k3roro thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2010
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    Thanks for the insight on the replacement process. I didn't rally notice I until I pressed the enter key a bit hard and wanted to check if I broke the key. I guess it's not possible for me to have damaged that enter key and the difference in feeling is due to manufacturing tolerance and not due to me pressing it hard once as I am sure there are a lot of people who presses keys hard all the time and their keys don't sink.
  6. heyloo macrumors 6502

    Nov 2, 2006
    Certainly the information that I wanted to know. I was curious about what my options are in terms of replacing the keyboard if it's deemed necessary (for any reasons really) - coming from the BlackBook era(?) I've been accustomed to simply swapping out the top case myself but it looks like the unibody Macs aren't 'aftermarket friendly' per se.

    I just purchased a Moshi cover for my keyboard on that note lol :D
  7. macbookme macrumors newbie

    Nov 4, 2011
    Thumb up for great idea.
  8. k3roro thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 28, 2010
    Haha, I've purchased a Moshi cover myself after reading this. I will use it for a couple more days and then post a review of it =)

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