MBP (2017) Top Case Replacement - Clicky Keys

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Brian Y, May 8, 2019.

  1. Brian Y macrumors 68040

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    So, I was finally struck - certain keys on my 2017 stopped working properly (T was intermittent, Y double typed).

    I just got it back after having the top case replaced - and rather oddly - those two keys in particular are VERY clicky compared to the rest of the keyboard.

    Is this normal?
     
  2. buran-energia macrumors regular

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    "Very clicky" is subjective. Some keys are noisier than others. I guess a coincidence or OCD?

    You can check the battery cycle count to see if it's single digit if you have doubts that they replaced your top case.
     
  3. Brian Y thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Oh they replaced it - I have no doubt about that.

    I'm just curious why some keys are very loud and others are silent.
     
  4. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    May have something to do with what is underneath the particular keys.

    I'm using a mechanical keyboard right now and the keys feel the same. Very consistent from key to key. A lot of travel. Very clicky and a pleasure to type on. But all of the keys are individual mechanisms and attached to the keyboard which is different from an integrated keyboard.
     
  5. Brian Y thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just to update this - fairy obvious they’re using the same parts as this keyboard has failed after just 2 weeks.
     

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