RMBP - Keyboard key clip?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by minimyran, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. minimyran macrumors newbie

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    Hello!
    My RMBP is on the way to me right now, but since a friend bought it for me in the States and I live in Sweden - I went for the Spanish keyboard which has the same physical layout as the Swedish. Im planning to buy a sparepart keyboard from Ebay and replace the faulty keys, but I need to know what kind of key clip the RMBP uses. I've found some links that show the different cliptypes.

    Link 1
    Link 2

    Is it any of these or is it using a new cliptype? If anyone could confirm or even snap a picture of it it would be great! I assume the actual key cap's differ from the different models? Do I need to change the whole assembly or can I put any key cap on any clip?

    Thank you very much in advance!
     
  2. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    Replace what faulty keys? Are you just making the assumption you will break them at some point?
     
  3. minimyran, Jul 13, 2012
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    minimyran thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Faulty as in Spannish and not Swedish. The keys differ, and I want to replace those keys with the correct ones. The RMBP costs about $3200 in Sweden, so the ~$1000 I "saved" on buying it from the states I want to invest in getting the right keys..
     
  4. Ap0ks macrumors 6502

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    The first site you linked to does the retina keys, however it looks like they only do US keys.

    Regular MBP keys wouldn't work on a retina I'd have thought, the retina keys have less travel when pressed so must be slimmer than regular MBP keys.
     
  5. minimyran thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for the reply! How long do you guys think it'll take before replacement keyboards show up on eBay and stuff?
     
  6. RVspidey macrumors member

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    Dude, wake up
     
  7. bigcat macrumors 6502

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    The "H" key on my new RMBP is already broken, though I haven't used it that much. I use an external keyboard when on my desk. Thanks for posting that link, doesn't $15 for just one key sound like too much?:eek:
     
  8. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    If you have a new RMBP with a broken key, why not have Apple replace it? It can't be more than a year old.
     
  9. bigcat macrumors 6502

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    Will try that, I wasn't sure apple care was needed for that, which I didn't get.
     
  10. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    Your computer has a 1 year warranty.
     
  11. melfio macrumors newbie

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    Hejsan! Var bestallde du ifran? Hur gick det? Sitter i samma situation.. :)
     

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