Macbook Pro 1.83 with broken C button - easy fix?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by peapody, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. peapody macrumors 68040


    Oct 7, 2007
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey guys

    I found a local sale for a macbook pro in good shape with a broken c button for $500. Is this a good deal and an easy fix? I was hoping to just replace the keyboard and have it all fine and dandy.

    What do you guys think?
  2. amoda macrumors 6502a

    Aug 9, 2006
    If that's all that broken then it's a great catch for $500. You can buy a whole new keyboard and installation is easy to medium, but I've heard of people walking into Apple stores and getting a single key replaced for free.

    I had a 1.83 and had a bunch of problems with it. If you're 100% sure that the only problem is that key then yeah, it's great deal and a easy fix.

    I would recommend asking him to have some sort of diagnostic program (Techtool, AppleJack) on the laptop, meeting him, running it, and buying him a cup of coffee as you wait. Just do the short or medium length test which shouldn't talk too long.

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