Macbook Pro 15 2008 keyboard to MBP 17 2011?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PROhan, May 10, 2012.

  1. PROhan macrumors newbie

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    Hey,
    I know this is a long shot. I spilled some soda on my Late 2011 17 Macbook Pro keyboard. Now a few keys don't work - F1, 1, Q, A, Z (and delete even though it's on the opposite end of the board).

    Anyways I have a working Late 2008 unibody 15inch that I use as a HTPC now. I was just wondering if I could use it's keyboard in the late 2011 17inch. They look pretty similar. I know it's a pain to change out just the keyboard, but I though I'd ask anyways.

    Thanks!
     
  2. wootdawg macrumors newbie

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    I think the issue you'd run into is not necessarily the difference in year models, but the difference in size of MBP. I think a 15" keyboard ribbon cable will likely be too short to connect to the logic on a 17" model. The connector on the logic is a little more toward center of machine on a 17" than on a 15" which makes me doubt that it would reach. Also, I don't know if the keyboards mount exactly the same into the top case, so that could be another concern too.
     
  3. mikeo007 macrumors 65816

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    If it won't work, I'm Seeing new replacement keyboards on eBay for $40.
     

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