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MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Upper Case with Keyboard

$109.95

Product code: IF186-044
Apple Part #: 922-9550, 922-8264, 922-8265, 661-5075, 661-5076

Product Overview

In the past, laptops responded best to full-body contact and verbal abuse. The laptops of today have a more sensitive nature. Preferring communication through keyboards and trackpads, the modern laptop does not take well to the old way of computer interfacing.

For MacBook (Santa Rosa/Penryn) owners still living in the golden days, we sell replacement upper cases with keyboard to get your MacBook back to responsive condition.

Includes keyboard (with function keys for Expose, Dashboard, and media playback), palmrest area, trackpad, trackpad cable, and power button.

NOTE: This upper case has been tested and functions in all model A1181 MacBooks, including MacBooks that originally shipped with an upper case with a different function key layout. This upper case can be installed in these early model MacBooks as an upgrade, and all function keys will operate properly.

Compatibility

Identify your Mac

  • All 13.3" MacBooks (excluding MacBook Unibody and MacBook Air)

Product Details

$109.95 Black / A-Stock

 
 
 
 

Condition:

Used, fully tested

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

The case is in great condition with little to no cosmetic imperfections.

$129.95 White / New

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

$149.95 Black / New

 
 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

 

Replacement Guides

MacBook Core 2 Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

MacBook Core Duo

Difficulty: Moderate

 

Compatibility

MacBook Core 2 Duo
1.83 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2 GHz (C2D, Late 2006)
2 GHz (C2D, Mid 2007)
2 GHz (Early 2009)
2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.1 GHz (Penryn)
2.13 GHz (Mid 2009)
2.16 GHz (Core 2 Duo)
2.2 GHz (Santa Rosa)
2.4 GHz (Penryn)
MacBook Core Duo
1.83 GHz (Core Duo)
2 GHz (Core Duo)
 

Stories

My Problem

Some key board letters are worn out.

My Fix

I did it all right thanks to your repair guide.

My Advice

1. Step 8 of the repair guide: Phillips #00 works better than #000.

2. Step 6: I stripped the middle one when reassembling, but the driver ⊖1.0 worked all right to tighten it. Should be very careful as the repair guide mentioned.

My Problem

some key board letters are worn out.

My Fix

I did it all right thanks to your repair guide.

My Advice

1. Step 8 of the repair guide: Phillips #00 works better than #000.

2. Step 6: I stripped the middle one when reassembling, but the driver ⊖1.0 worked all right to tighten it. Should be very careful as the repair guide mentioned.

My Problem

I was enjoying the second season of House Of Cards when Firefox crashed multiple times. So I decided to turn off my laptop for a few minutes. When I tried to turn it back on, nothing happened. I checked the power cord and it was fine. I took the battery out, connected the power cord and still nothing. I then used my kindle fire to figure out the problem on ifixit.com. I then figured out it was the power button and would need to replace the keyboard.

My Fix

The repair went flawlessly. I have repaired the fan on my laptop with the help of ifixit before, so I knew exactly what needed to be done. Even had the tools from the previous repair. The repair took no more than 10 minutes.

My Advice

Go to ifixit.com before you take your Apple product back to the Apple store. If you don't have the Apple care they may charge you an arm and a leg. Also make sure to label the screws you are taking out. Trust me, there are quite a few. Be patient and don't rush. You may do something you'll regret.

My Problem

My brother-in-law was telling me how loud my mac was and stated I never cleaned it. Upon opening the machine (first time ever), we found that the ribbon on the uppercase was completely disintegrated... no doubt from heavy use? Nevertheless, the inside of my mac has been purged of five year old dead skin and various tones of hair. Absolutely repulsive.

My Fix

It went great. Easier than building ikea.

My Advice

Wasn't aware of this website, and will most definitely be making upgrades for my Mac in the near future. (battery, ram, convert to a SSD).

Furthermore, I seem to be having issues "dragging my image from below" to share the photo of my absolutely beautiful new keyboard. I'm sorry.

My Problem

For the last three years I couldn't find anyone who could supply me with the correct model keyboard and trackpad for my 2008 macbook. Every time I ordered one I had to send it back. When I finally found a company that sold the correct one I jumped at the chance.

My Fix

The part came in quickly and in perfect condition. The install took about 15 minutes and the product works perfectly! I couldn't be happier. After three years with a sub-par keyboard I feel like I can finally use my computer again!

My Advice

Whatever parts you need for your mac computers come to iFixit first! It's your one stop shop for Mac parts!

My Problem

The 13 inch Mac laptop has been a perfect match for Cindy. I've got the RAM maxed and the solid state drive is like magic. But suddenly the cursor started jumping around while she typed. It didn't matter what program she used, so it looked like hardware trouble. I kept thinking keyboard which was what - over 7 years old? I checked whether iFixit even had a replacement and Yes. Not cheap, but neither is a new laptop especially one loaded with RAM and an SSD. Blaming the keyboard was a hunch, but I had to do something.

My Fix

I'm amazed that new keyboards are even available for such an old model. It shipped from SLO, down to Goleta and back to Nipomo in about a day. I've done much harder fixes than this keyboard, so it was quick and fit perfectly. How can they do that? And the problem was solved.

My Advice

The repair pictures were perfect. The little connector tape plug is hard to reach without tearing it. The black tab is meant to be pulled and maybe pulling it up with needle nosed pliers would be easier than a handful of fingers.

BTW: I work in my garage with bare feet on the concrete (static), although I do wear clothes.

I cleaned everything up, blew all the dust out, and who knows maybe that's what fixed it, but we are happy with what seems like a brand new laptop.

I didn't take any pictures.

My Problem

The clicker on the keyboard stopped working.

My Fix

Repair was easy. The only thing I had to do was keep track of which screws were used at each step so that it would be easy to put back together.

My Advice

Make sure you have the right tools

My Problem

My wife's laptop had a tragic encounter with some spilled wine. I used iFixit guides to strip down and clean the entire machine, but the innermost layers of the keyboard are permanently sealed and I couldn't get most of the keys working again no matter how clean they looked.

My Fix

The repair was smooth and easy. I'd removed to upper case once before during the cleaning, so the later removal and replacement only took about 15 minutes from battery out to battery in.

My Advice

To keep track of all the screws involved in this repair, I drew a quick sketch of the bottom of the MacBook and taped each screw to the drawing in the place I got it from. This kept all the screws from rolling away and told me precisely where to put them back.

My Problem

My wife's trackpad had stopped working.

My Fix

It went fine until I lost one of the case screws.

My Advice

Work someplace with a white floor - it makes it a lot easier to see those tiny screws.

My Problem

Several keys and click pad stopped working

My Fix

PERFECT! The right part arrived quickly, I downloaded the step-by-step instructions...followed them EXACTLY and viola!....done! I can't thank you enough. I tried a local 'igeeks' repair shop weeks before but they couldn't get the right part nor do I believe they could have fixed it. With your site - I got the right part, easy to follow instructions and did it myself. THANK YOU!...this is the way a repair site should work!!!

My Advice

Follow the instructions exactly and you'll be up and running in no time!