One of my keys fell off, how to fix?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by 212rikanmofo, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2003
    #1
    I accidentally dropped something on one of my keys and it popped right off. I tried to push it back in but it won't stay, upon further inspection it seems that the plastic notch has broke. I'm not entirely sure though. Is there a way to fix this without spending a lot of money? Does anyone know if this is an easy fix or if I take it to an Apple store they can fix it right away? I'm worried as to how much it will cost.
     
  2. sebseb macrumors 6502

    sebseb

    Joined:
    May 24, 2014
    #2
    Could you take pics of the mechanism and back of the key? It's hard to break those notches, I just think you're not putting it in right. You can't just push it in, you must put in a groove then push it down.
     
  3. Mike MA macrumors 65816

    Mike MA

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2012
    #3
    Well, maybe also dependent whether you still have some guarantee on it. If yes, I would't try to fix too much on my own as to not harm your guarantee if other issues will occur in the near future.
     
  4. CreatorCode macrumors regular

    CreatorCode

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2015
    Location:
    US
    #4
    Years ago, the Apple store techs would often repair them free of charge. I don't think it is (or was) an official repair policy, I think they just tend to have lots of spare key caps.

    It can't hurt to stop by and ask.
     
  5. Dark Void macrumors 68030

    Dark Void

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2011
    Location:
    Cimmerian End
    #5
    "Let's see ... one small plastic key ... that'll be $349 plus tax."

    Apple ⇁.⇁
     

Share This Page