Question on MBP part

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by pdjudd, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    OK, I have a question for all of you. I have a (I believe) to be a rev a 2006 era 15” MBP that needs a new keyboard assembly due to a broken power button. I know that there were about 3 different revisions in it’s lifetime before the re-design.

    My question is, is there any difference in the keyboard assembly (they keyboard mouse, speaker grills and power button) upper tray part between revisions or do I need to get the exact part for the specific revision. I would think not, but I want to make sure for when I try to find the part.

    As a bonus, does anybody possibly know the best spot to find this part?

    Thanks all
     
  2. pdjudd thread starter macrumors 601

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    Just as an addition, I need the entire part - the top case keyboard plus the surrounding case unless the keyboard can be installed easily in an empty housing.

    The reason I need the part is that the power button is broken and I want to make sure that I get the right part. If my memory serves right (since the laptop is at my home) the model is A1211.

    Again, thanks.
     
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  4. pdjudd thread starter macrumors 601

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    I noticed that - that's why I specified the complete assembly which would have the power button and everything connected. Worse case would be attaching the keyboard to the assembly but I don't know what the difficulty level of that is since I haven't had to do that. I have replaced keyboards on other laptops, but never on Apple Laptops. Ifixit doesn't make it look easy...

    I thought I could save some time since I am not the one paying for it. I probably won't order it until tomorrow anyway, but I thought I would make my pricing research easier by seeing if I needed specific models or not. If it has to be a specific part for a specific model, so be it.

    (Rant aside, I wouldn't be in this boat if the power button worked and wasn't broken....)
     
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  6. pdjudd thread starter macrumors 601

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    It’s out of warranty - out of the question for my client since any repairs would be out of her budget. I know what I am doing here - I just needed advice on the specific part numbers.

    Anyway, I found the part I needed for the specific model of Mac and it is being shipped as we speak. Thanks all for the advice.
     

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