Replacing Single Key on Keyboard

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  1. Jmouse macrumors 6502

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    Hello,

    Has anyone tries to replace a single key on their keyboard due to obvious reasons?

    In my case im wanting to change my spacebar key. Do you know how much if Apple is willing to do ?

    Im still under the 12 months warranty.

    Just wasnt sure if they will replace just the spacebar key or they will tell me something like the whole top has to be replace etc..

    Thank for your time.
     
  2. Mollemand macrumors regular

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    AFAIK it depends. If the button underneath still works without a problem, I don't see why you couldn't get a new spacebar installed.

    However if the keyboard is faulty, the top-case needs to be replaced, if we are talking a unibody MBP.

    I bought a new top-case for my MB Air, due to a soda-pop incident. The keys didn't like that. :rolleyes:
     
  3. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yea it is a unibody.

    Well story is i have some marks on the spacebar keys and now the space bar key stands out way too much. i just want to replace it with a standard one.

    Any idea where i can do this?

    I dont really want to put a sticker on top of the space bar.
     
  4. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone has any info regarding this issue?

    thanks
     
  5. a random John macrumors member

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    I'd love to see more info on this as well as the spacebar in my 3 week old laptop has always slanted a great deal. The right side is at the same height as the other keys, the left side is always nearly fully depressed. I don't notice much when I'm typing but it looks silly.
     
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  7. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So i assume the key itself is relatively easy to replace, now where do i find a replacement spacebar key for a unibody 2010?

    Thanks
     
  8. benhollberg macrumors 68020

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  9. tcador macrumors regular

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    as far as i know...
     
  10. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Stop Trolling guys, all i want is some useful info.
     
  11. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    Just take it into an Apple store. While it's not "official" policy, the Genius Bar folks will almost always replace broken/lost/damaged keys with new ones if they have the key in stock. And they'll do it for free.

    And by "in stock" I mean on a donor keyboard in the back.

    Just ask nicely.
     
  12. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sounds very good. Can i ask if you have experience going at this type of issue, or you are just guessing? no offence.

    Thanks
     
  13. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    anyone has a mint condition black spacebar key for sale?
     
  14. Mollemand macrumors regular

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  15. NorCalLights macrumors 6502a

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    I'm speaking from multiple experiences on everything from a current Macbook Air all the way back to a G3 Pismo.

    The Pismo got 6 new keys (the letters had worn out)... it was 7 years old when I brought it in.
     
  16. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Having hard time finding a place that sells a single new black spacebar key.

    Apple wont do it they said they dont have keys laying around.... im stuffed.
     
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  18. Jmouse thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No i havent , tho i believe most of the keys arent brand new on ebay?

    I also wanted to know if Apple changes your worn keys ? Say after a year of usage ur keys has worn out, and you would like to have it replace etc..

    Cheers
     
  19. acedickson macrumors 6502a

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    They may not be new from ebay but they have them. MacBook Pro Keys

    Maybe try calling Apple about the key replacement?
     
  20. mediasorcerer macrumors regular

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    try ebay,good for parts sometimes.
     
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