Replacing keys

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by flat6, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. flat6 macrumors regular

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    Well my old laptop died mid-extended-business-trip so I had to get a new MBP 13" in Denmark (so, whatever the current MBP on sale is that's what I've got), which comes with funky keyboard. I'd like to replace some of the keys, so that it's back to normal English, but a local reseller here told me I can't replace the keys individually - that the whole keyboard must be replaced. Is this true?
     
  2. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

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    granted, i haven't worked on or even used (aside from demo models) an Apple Laptop, i HAVE worked on my familys laptops, and yes, they are one entire piece. they have to be replaced completely.

    this is a dell i found on google, but all the laptops keyboards are simular to this.

    http://www.laptopbattery-usa.com/images/DELL1300.jpg
     
  3. Jrv macrumors regular

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    I'm curious...why are you in the Macbook Pro forum then?


    And yeah OP, you've got to replace the whole keyboard.
     
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  5. flat6 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ****. Any recommendations on the best deal? I'm wondering whether it's worth doing or just putting up with it...
     
  6. marcusj0015 macrumors 65816

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    go to iFixit and see if they sell keyboards.

    the price is probably ~50, but you'd probably break your macbook, and defitinally break your waranty.

    in short, call an Apple store, see how much it would be for them to replace it for you.
     

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