Macbook Pro 15 2008 keyboard to MBP 17 2011?

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

  1. PROhan macrumors newbie

    Mar 24, 2006
    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.

  2. wootdawg macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2007
    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

    Mar 18, 2010
    If it won't work, I'm Seeing new replacement keyboards on eBay for $40.

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