Swap Keys?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by guyducati, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. guyducati macrumors regular

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    I have a question. I think that the unibody Macbook Pro would look sweet if it had white keys. I already own a wireless Apple keyboard, so I was thinking, would it be possible to swap the keys? Has anyone ever done/tried this?

    Thanks
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Yes, It is possible, but it will take some time.
     
  3. MartyF81 macrumors 6502

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    Wow that would be cool... so would the black keys on my Wireless Keyboard.
     
  4. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    I tought you couldn't disassemble the keyboards in Unibodies... especially the backlit ones. :confused:
     
  5. peapody macrumors 68040

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    Nope.

    I tried it.

    The hinges are different on the back of the top row of keys, so the plastic that you put the scissor part into on the back of the keys is in a different place. Also the sizing is off for that top row. I think you can do the other keys though. I can't remember if I was able to at least fit those.
     
  6. peapody macrumors 68040

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    FYI I tried to replace the keys from my kb to my macbook air, and actually I had it reversed.

    The top keys fit. Once you start getting into the numbers and letters they don't. Sucks! but it's alright haha.
     
  7. AnonMac50 macrumors 65816

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    The MBP keyboard is backlit but the keyboard of the wireless keyboard are not. Therefor, the keys won't light up on your MBP.
     
  8. guyducati thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, it looks like it doesn't work. Thanks for the replies. Now I won't destroy $1500 worth of stuff :)
     

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