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Current version by: oldturkey03 (vote details) ,

Title:

P key needs new nipple; contact works. How to replace?

Text:

Hi all

I have a PB here with a P key not working. I've replaced the scissor mechanism but the problem is that the springy rubber nipple is damaged. When I press on the contact underneath, it does type Ps with apparent contentment.

I found a source at http://www.irithm.com/Mac.key.replacement.html
with pretty good instructions, but, while they can provide the nipple, they don't say how to install it. It appears to be glued onto the keyboard base. (ifixit only sells complete keyboards.)

Any suggestions?

Device:

PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI

Status:

open

Accepted Answer:

8145

Edit by: Sterling Hirsh ,

Title:

P key needs new nipple; contact works. How to replace?

Text:

Hi all

I have a PB here with a P key not working. I've replaced the scissor mechanism but the problem is that the springy rubber nipple is damaged. When I press on the contact underneath, it does type Ps with apparent contentment.

I found a source at http://www.irithm.com/Mac.key.replacement.html
with pretty good instructions, but, while they can provide the nipple, they don't say how to install it. It appears to be glued onto the keyboard base. (ifixit only sells complete keyboards.)

Any suggestions?

Device:

PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI

Status:

open

Edit by: colleenthompson ,

Title:

P key needs new nipple; contact works. How to replace?

Text:

Hi all
 
I have a PB here with a P key not working. I've replaced the scissor mechanism but the problem is that the springy rubber nipple is damaged. When I press on the contact underneath, it does type Ps with apparent contentment.
 
I found a source at http://www.irithm.com/Mac.key.replacement.html
with pretty good instructions, but, while they can provide the nipple, they don't say how to install it. It appears to be glued onto the keyboard base. (ifixit only sells complete keyboards.)
 
Any suggetionssuggestions?
Any suggetionssuggestions?

Device:

PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI

Status:

open

Edit by: colleenthompson ,

Title:

P key needs new nipple; contact works. How to replace?

Text:

Hi all
 
I have a PB here with a P key not working. I've replacereplaced the scissor mechanism but the problem is that the springy rubber nipple is damaged. When I press on the contact underneath, it does type Ps for mewith apparent contentment.
I have a PB here with a P key not working. I've replacereplaced the scissor mechanism but the problem is that the springy rubber nipple is damaged. When I press on the contact underneath, it does type Ps for mewith apparent contentment.
 
I found a source at http://www.irithm.com/Mac.key.replacement.html
with pretty good instructions, but, while they can provide the nipple, they don't say how to install it. It appears to be glued onto the keyboard base. (ifixit only sells complete keyboards.)
 
Any suggetions?

Device:

PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI

Status:

open

Original post by: colleenthompson ,

Title:

P key needs new nipple; contact works. How to replace?

Text:

Hi all

I have a PB here with a P key not working. I've replace the scissor mechanism but the problem is the springy rubber nipple is damaged. When I press on the contact underneath, it does type Ps for me.

I found a source at http://www.irithm.com/Mac.key.replacement.html
with pretty good instructions, but, while they can provide the nipple, they don't say how to install it. It appears to be glued onto the keyboard base. (ifixit only sells complete keyboards.)

Any suggetions?

Device:

PowerBook G4 Titanium DVI

Status:

open