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keyboard - can I use keys from another MBP?


I bought MacBook Pro 13" retina in Germany - the reason is price. Only Cons is german keyboard.

I swaped keys Y and Z but I've got some more which are different in german.

I'd like to buy new keyboard without topcase and replace keys, and here comes my question:

can I buy keyboard from another MBP? maybe someone knows if any other mount will fit?

Best Regards and Happy 2013


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As with all unibody MacBooks, the keyboard cannot be replaced separately from the upper case. The upper case for the Retina is different than any other MacBook to-date, as well.

Have you considered getting decals or a cover, rather than trying to replace the keys?

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Hi David,

In this case I don't have to replace whole keyboard. I need to replace only few keys (black ones) even withoyt removing covers. For now I did it for keys: Z and Y - swapped them becouse they are in opposite positions in german layout.

BTW replacing keyboard in unibody is also possible - I didt it 3 times till now.



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