Replacing MBP keyboard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Magick, Aug 9, 2007.

  1. Magick macrumors member

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    Here in the netherlands unfortunatly you cannot order a MBP with a US keyboard but only get a choice between a Dutch and US international keyboard (which are essentially the same). Since I am really used to US layouts as I have used them my entire life I have been concidering ordering such a keyboard from eBay and replacing it myself. Am I correct in assuming this does not void my warranty (as long as I don't break anything)?

    TIA!
     
  2. Tumeg101 macrumors 6502a

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    as far as I know, it would void your warranty, the only things that wont void your warranty (that I know of) are replacing ram, and the HD (the HD I am not positive if it does void warranty)
     
  3. Magick thread starter macrumors member

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    Would there be any chance that a AASP would be willing to replace it in that case (there are no "official" apple stores in the Netherlands, so I'd have to go to a mac specialised computer store.)
     
  4. mchank macrumors regular

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    If you have an Apple certified tech do it, your warranty should be ok, but you should check with Apple just in case. The only user serviceable part you can replace is the RAM; even replacing the hard drive will void your warranty if you do it yourself.
     
  5. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    thats debateable (sp?)

    its not too had, the keyboard comes out when you replace the harddrive, but im not positive on the warranty thing, it goes back to that "how does apple know you changed it if you put it back" before its serviced question...
     
  6. Magick thread starter macrumors member

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    From what I've read you have to remove part of a stuck on foil which can tear or something to remove the keyboard. I've e-mailed two AASP's in amsterdam. Hopefully one of them is up for it. It's too bad it's so hard to get a US keyboard... I bet that if they offered it it would be sold more then the dutch one :( (they offer it in France, FRANCE OF ALL PLACES! ;))
     
  7. Magick thread starter macrumors member

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    I found this in the warranty information (the dutch version seems to be the same as the english)
    This suggests that you continue warranty unless your service was the cause of damage.
     

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