replacing MacBook Pro JP keyboard to EN keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by auyongtc, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. auyongtc macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2006
    Anyone have any idea? I'm thinking of getting a refurb MBP here in Japan, but it comes with Japanese keyboard that I'm really not used to. Apple have MBPs with English keyboard only for new units, not refurbished.

    So I'm thinking of buying the English keyboard from parts site on the net and replacing it myself. However, I'd like to know if there's any driver change or anything needed on Mac OS X?

    In the System Preferences, I don't see any place I can set what type of physical keyboard layout I'm using. Please advise if you've any experience. Thanks :)
  2. baxterbrittle macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2005
    It should just plug in and work. Apple don't make a specific MBP for the type of keyboard it has. It should just recognise the keyboard and go.
  3. hiltmon macrumors newbie


    Mar 16, 2004
    Titanium G4 1Ghz

    I did the same with a 2003 Titanium G4 1Ghz, just plugged it in and restarted. Had to change the keyboard layout in system preferences (language settings) and it worked.
  4. skippy911 macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2006
    I will be in tokyo on nov 20 ~ 27th. I would actually like the japanese keyboard so if you want we can do a 1:1 swap. Will you be in tokyo? PM me.
  5. auyongtc thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 23, 2006
  6. skippy911 macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2006
  7. veritgo macrumors newbie

    Mar 13, 2008
    Anyone else willing to swap

    I just purchased a 2.0 GH Macbook Pro off Yahoo Auctions with a Japanese keyboard.

    Anyone else interested in doing a one to one swap, my japanese keyboard for your US keyboard?

    please contact me at: jon at kurami dot com
  8. kimiko.ramirez macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2008
    Keyboard trade


    I just purchased an early 2008 MBP 2.4 GHz. I am interested in trading my english one for your Japanese one.

    contact me at kimiko dot ramirez at gmail dot com

  9. aurhero macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2010
    MBP 13.3 inch Japanese Keyboard Swap with US English Keyboard

    I just bought MBP 13.3 991q today which has a Japanese Keyboard. If there is someone who has a similar MBP 13.3 with English Keyboard and wants to swap with my Japanese Keyboard, please let me know at . I live in Tokyo.

    Even if you arent in Tokyo or arent able to come to Tokyo, let me know, we can see if there is a way to do the exchange.
  10. sharkync macrumors regular


    Aug 8, 2009
    You realize this thread is over a year old???

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