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

    peapody

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    #1
    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

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    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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