relabelling white macbook keys

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by lost eden, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. lost eden macrumors 6502a

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    One thing that still bugs me about my UK MacBook is that the keyboard isn't a standard UK keyboard. I've remapped the keys to the standard UK layout, but now I need to alter the markings on the keytops so they match.

    Anybody got any ideas on how to remove the old markings & permanently apply new ones? I'm not overly worried about it looking good (one glance at my MacBook with it's grimy keys/wristwrests, duct tape & stickers tells you I'm not bothered about image!) but I don't want the markings to wear off after a couple hours typing (as I expect Sharpie would).
     
  2. Breegy macrumors 6502

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    I know there is a way to remove the keys and swap them around..

    Here's an example, but you'll probably have to search more to find out how to do it:

    http://www.whitemacbook.com/mods/macbook-with-a-dvorak-keyboard

    This would be much better than any sort of sticker or something. I don't know how you can let your MacBook get grimy. :eek: I'm OCD about keeping things clean and will probably clean mine every week when I get it.
     
  3. tmelvin macrumors 6502

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    Use white out, then a sharpie. Then put clear tape over the tops. Should look swwweeeeeet with the other stickers...:eek:
     
  4. Breegy macrumors 6502

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    The tape would probably eventually lose its adhesive properties.

    Possibly dab a bit of glue under the tape?
     
  5. tmelvin macrumors 6502

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    White Elmers, or that Gorilla Glue. The latter has that nice "Maple Syrup" look when it dries...
     
  6. lost eden thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Switching the keys around won't help - it's not just that the keys are in the wrong places, but that the symbols are spread about across multiple different keys. For example, atm my [2] key has [@] as it's shift function, but I need it to have ["] as it's shift function.

    I hadn't actually thought about tape, thanks.
     
  7. NintendoChick macrumors regular

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    What about just a layer of glue on top of the sharpie? I bet rubber cement, or plain old elmers would work great
     

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