Rev B: Keyboard noisy and generally not nice

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by kloan, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. kloan macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2005
    I owned a Rev A for a short time, which I'm comparing this to.

    THis one, the keys feel stiff to press down on, they're extremely noisy (clicky/rickety) and all seem to be pretty loose.

    Anyone else's keyboard like this?
  2. Lumpydog macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2007
    I've commented as have others... There is a definite variation in keyboards in the MBA. My Rev A was noticably louder/looser than my Rev B.

    I had them side by side and you could run your fingers over the keys and feel that one (the Rev A) was definately looser an louder than the other (the Rev B).

    It was a more "clickey" noise..... I thought this was an improvement from Rev A to Rev B until someone else chimed in and said they had very different keyboards (in terms of firmness/noise) on two Rev A models....
  3. kloan thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2005
    Luck of the draw then... that sucks. This thing is ridiculously noisy.. it's really bugging me.
  4. justit macrumors 6502a

    Dec 1, 2007
    There are some very minor adjustments that can be made. I had a stuck <RETURN> key and ended up loosening one of the internal screws. Not that stuck keys is your problem, but it got me thinking that internal screws play a part in the keys and during assembly there will be some changes in tolerence.

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