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|MacBook Pro 15" Core Duo Model A1150|| |
January 15, 2013
Keyboard stopped working even after shop vacuuming up the vile. So I looked for a solution and Ifixit came to the rescue! A local repair shop was going to charge at minimum $300. Apple would not touch it because my computer is "Vintage" its like a vintage bike or car! Does that mean it will be worth more someday?
Be very careful with the tabs! Also you can remove any of the screws with small flat head screw driver if you are careful.
November 16, 2012
Several keys on my venerable old 2007 MacBook Pro stopped working. After removing the keyboard, it seemed that some of the contacts were corroded. I ordered a new keyboard and installed it.
Since all the Apple devices I've bought since this one are glued and riveted, this is probably the last Apple product that I'll ever be able to maintain myself. So, I feel a moral imperative to keep it running as long as possible at any cost.
Easy and straightforward -- as always, iFixit's instructions were terrific. The one catch was that the instructions were only for removing the keyboard, and not for replacing it. Just follow the same instructions in reverse order to install the new keyboard and you'll be fine.
Some problems I ran into that were:
1) With a laptop this old that's been pried open so many times, several parts are beyond repair. For example, the anchors on the case that accept the case screws have mostly broken off, so parts of the case have to be held together with duct tape.
2) The new keyboard doesn't fit well at first -- there are waves and bulges since it's a few millimeters too large. These seem to have flattened out a little bit after a few days of use.
April 16, 2012
Actually the bullet was hot tea, but I never saw any signs of moisture when I hit my arm against the arm of my easychair spilling a little of the hot stuff on my lap and laptop. A day later the '6','Y', & '=' keys stopped working. No problem! I hardly ever use those keys so Keycaps did the job until the '/' went and I sensed a trend. I went to my local Genius Bar and was told by a sympathetic kid in a blue shirt that they don't carry parts for 'vintage' computers more than five years old. I got my MacBook Pro in 2006.
The instructions were excellent, only I didn't see the one about removing the four screws on the bottom for a while. Once I figured it out it went well. While the case was opened I upgraded the Airport with a used 802.11N card following the excellent I fixit instructions.
Don't drink and drive or keyboard; and if you have to replace a keyboard on a MacBook Pro 1,1 go for the airport upgrade too.
January 13, 2012
I got a laptop from work, so I left my personal MacBookPro at home for my wife to use. To keep the story short, the "spilled liquid incident" has been kept secret for a few days. By the time I was told about it, it was too late. The letters N H Y 6 were no longer responding.
I have taken the laptop apart as per the site's instructions and tried to clean it, but it was just too late. I had no other choice but to order a another keyboard.
The repair went smooth. Since I already took my laptop apart a couple of times, I was done replacing the keyboard in 10 minutes. It was a delight being able to fully use the keyboard again.
If it is your first time doing this, do not rush. And of course, make sure you keep all the screws safe :)
December 27, 2011
Spilled coffee on my macbook pro keyboard. Performed the recommended procedure of unplugging, taking battery out, and letting it dry out for 48 hours. Computer turned on and worked, but keyboard did not work correctly. The keys in the direct path of the spill did not work, even after popping them off and cleaning thoroughly. So I ordered a keyboard from ifixit, and hoped I'd be able to swap the old for the new on my own.
Repair went perfectly. It took about 30 minutes. (half of that time was spent unscrewing and screwing the screws.) I was nervous about opening up the chassis but the ifixit guide helped me through the entire process. I got a little lost once, but that was because I had skipped a step in the guide. The new (refurbished) keyboard works!
Replacing the keyboard on your macbook pro is completely do-able. Just make sure you have an uncluttered workspace, and a way to keep track of all the different screws. And don't rush. Take your time and you'll be done before you know it.