Macbook Key Coming Off - AppleCare?

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  1. Lostanddamned macrumors 6502a

    Lostanddamned

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    The period key on my 13" 2008 Unibody MacBook is coming off - it is loose and lifting away so that the underside is visible.

    It doesn't yet come away completely and still functions just fine. Should I take it in to an Apple store to get looked at, or will it be fine for a couple of weeks whilst I finish university for the year? I ask as I do not want to be at university without a computer.

    If I were to take my MacBook in for a repair - how long is it likely to be in for? I have 4 days before I go back to university and I realise that it is unlikely to be repaired in so short a time.
     
  2. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    They'll swap a key on the spot if they have one, just sounds like somehow the hinge has become damaged, they'll just replace the hinge.
     
  3. cambookpro macrumors 603

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    The 'period' key? Come again?

    Edit: Oh, you mean the full stop. Sorry, completely forgot that that's what the Yanks call it lol :D
     
  4. Lostanddamned thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Lostanddamned

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    Cheers! Looks like a quick swap then.

    Worst part is I'm not even a yank, I just called it that for ease of communication.
     
  5. Cole JM macrumors regular

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    What do the brits call it?
     
  6. Lostanddamned thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Lostanddamned

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    A full stop.

    UPDATE: It isn't working so good any more.
     
  7. Cole JM macrumors regular

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    Different, anyways. take it to the local :apple: store =D
     
  8. CJS7070 macrumors 6502a

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    I had this same problem a few months ago, I took it to the Apple store and they fixed it in about five minutes.
     
  9. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, you Brits. I didn't know you called the period key the full stop. It's going to be a bit of an adjustment when I'm there for a year.
     

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