Silly question: Powerbook keys on rMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by amoda, Jan 26, 2013.

  1. amoda macrumors 6502a

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    Hey,

    I'm pretty sure it's probably a no, but I thought I'd ask. I've searched but can't come up with a proper search result.

    Is it possible to install the powerbook keys on a rMBP? I know that most people love the new keyboards, and maybe it's just nostalgia, but I'd love to put the powerbook/early MBP keyboard on rMBP and was wondering if anyone knows if it's possible.

    Thanks for any guidance!
     
  2. aerok macrumors 65816

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    Probably possible, just no one really bothered trying it. I don't see why it wouldn't be.
     
  3. amoda thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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    Probably not possible since they aren't the same shape or size. I'm staring at my PowerBook right now and I highly doubt you could get the square keys to fit into smaller, rounded, and individually spaced keys on a MBP. Also, rMBP don't have dedicated power buttons anymore.
     
  5. James Craner macrumors 68000

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    No the rMBP uses a chiclet style keyboard that they introduced with the Macbook Pro - this is a different style of keyboard to the old Powerbook keyboards.
     
  6. snaky69 macrumors 603

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    Strongly doubt it, the powerbook styled keys are bigger.

    Should they fit in the spring retainers, you wouldn't be able to press down on them, making them completely useless.
     

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