Macbook Pro 15" broken keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Kyouya, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. Kyouya macrumors member

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    hello everyone;

    I dropped a very thin booklet on my "C" key and it took the key off and broke the nipple. And while I was trying to put them back I broke the scissors...

    A keyboard replacement seems inevitable...I was wondering how much will this cost me (went out of warranty just 15 days ago) if I send my computer to apple. (my dealer seems to be an authorized service too)

    Thanks in advance :(
     
  2. Zeos macrumors 6502

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    Just two weks ago, the Apple Store quoted us $66 for the keyboard and $125 for labor. Indeed, once one of those keyboard nipple things come off, Apple says the keyboard must be replaced.
     
  3. Kyouya thread starter macrumors member

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    approx. 200$ they told me :( so much for dropping a leaf-like booklet :(
     
  4. dgdosen macrumors 65816

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    Why not just buy a keyboard on ebay for cheap, and check out iFixIt.com to see how to do it yourself. It's pretty easy...
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    No actually it's not. The peeling of the backing is very difficult not to rip.
     
  6. Avenger23 macrumors regular

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  7. aaron.lee2006 macrumors 65816

    aaron.lee2006

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    It's extremely difficult to put keys back on the MBP once they are off, like the whole key including the little parts, it's a waste of time, don't try it!
     

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