MacBook Pro Unibody keyboard/top case switch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ratboy90, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. ratboy90 macrumors 6502

    ratboy90

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    I might be getting a mbp soon and I want to switch out the keyboard/top case. Is it hard to do? It's a unibody model.
     
  2. RITZFit macrumors 65816

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  3. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i live in germany and can only get a german mac. I want a US keyboard though.
     
  4. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    If you buy your MacBook Pro from the Apple Online Store, you can specify a US keyboard. See the screenshot below.
     

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  5. ratboy90 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I'm poor and buying one off of ebay. Still comes down to being cheaper if I buy a keyboard for $300. found one for $120 btw. Now I just need to know how to switch it. Or I'll have someone do it for me.
     
  6. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    From what I've heard, replacing the keys on the unibodies is rather more difficult than it seems.

    Also, aren't the return and right shift keys a completely different shape on the US keyboard compared to the German keyboard? I know the UK and US keyboards differ largely.
     
  7. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    It would be cheaper just to look for a US model on eBay.. there's no point of going through all that hassle.
     

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