MBP Button popped out, Check Pics

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Patrick-32, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Patrick-32 macrumors member

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    So C button on my late 2011 BBP is popped out, is their any guide, usually I pop bang in clips but this just wont click in for me..

    It is the C button.

    Check the pics, should i attach the plastic part to the main laptop or try attach plastic part along side the button and small plastic part

    the small plastic is clicked into the button C button fine obviously.. its just the larger part?

    Lost, any help would be great.
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    edit: i just to the white lin onto the button s the two white lips are attached to the C button but it still wont lie in.. hauled i keep trying or is their a knack to it? all parts of button seem perfect? it just wont clip bak into the laptop
     

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  3. thewap macrumors demi-god

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    You have to position the two pieces correctly in the key then push in till it snaps if I recall correctly.
     
  4. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Can't tell you exactly how to do this,
    The two white pieces fit together (cross over), and fit into the keywell. The keycap then just snaps into place on top of the interlocking pieces.
    You can get some hints by gently popping off another keycap, and look carefully how the "scissors" fit together, and how that assembly goes in place. Slide a jewelers screwdriver underneath the front edge of the keycap, gently pushing underneath until the keycap pops up. Push it back onto the scissors, then press down firmly until you hear it "click" into place again.
    OR - - take it to an Apple AASP. Most shops would have someone that is familiar with putting a loose keycap back in place.
     
  5. Patrick-32 thread starter macrumors member

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    I've the two plastic pieces clipped together and have it clipped in but its lose compared to the other keys. It noticeable can be moved to left and right when pressed down and not firm like the rest. It looks exactly like the other keys until pressed. There is not an apple ASP anywhere near me unfortunately.
     
  6. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    If you don't have access to any service, and you don't have a spare keyboard/laptop where you can get a spare part - how about moving the scissor assembly from another key position, one that you don't use very much? Keycaps that are the same size, will (mostly) have the same scissor assy.
    I suspect (also) that it's not the scissor, but that your keycap is broken, and won't let the scissor stay connected to the keycap. Again, you could compare that with another key/keycap.
     
  7. Patrick-32 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey,
    I popped of a similar button.

    I think i found the problem.. the small inner plastic part is missing the 2 little plastic teeth? the parts where it lifts up the top plastic part. If that makes sense.

    Where would I buy a replacement? i see some on eBay but not sure if it's correct for laptop;, is their different versions.
    I think once i get plastic parts Ill be able sort it and clip the C on top.

    Thanks for everyones help.
     

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