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How to put keys back on keyboard. they fell off.

The right command key and the up arrow key have fallen off. I think it happened when my macbook fell on the floor when shut. Can anyone tell me how to re-attach the keys. I tried, but it doesn't stay on. The rubber under the keys is still there and the little white mechanism on the key seems to be intact. Thanks for your help.

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I just pushed both the side of my key down until I heard a click for each and it went on again, it is not worth doing anything advanced.


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Here's a video on how to do it: http://www.replacementlaptopkeys.com/lap...

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In late 2013 I Believe that apple changes their keys to have "Better supported Keys" The only thing you could do is buy an after market keys therefore is keys fall off you can replace them with the stronger and probably cheaper than apple charging you $50 to put a couple of keys on... There is also the option of buying the keys all separately if you don't want a set of extra keyboard keys laying around. I'll Drop a link down at the bottom of this response for a website to buy the keys you need. On the website they even have an install guide and purchase guide.

Best of Luck Erica!

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My G Key has started falling off too.

I bought my Mac Pro in October 2014, last year, and it's treated with the utmost care and has never received a knock once - not even harsh language.

I also have a kuzzy cover and I then put it inside a Twelve South BookBook Hard Leather Cover - To be sure, to be sure.

I don't recommend either of them by the way.

-The Kuzzy plastic deteriorated and the rubber feet fell off.

-The BookBook has warped from the Laptop heat because the Leather and Lining are two different materials. This has caused the cover to bow. The elastics that hold the cover to my Laptop screen keep coming off.

Anyway - Long story short. The fact that you may have dropped your Laptop is decidedly irrelevant. The key would have probably come off anyway.

I think Apple have recently redesigned the keys anyway.


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Hi, guys! I want to share with you my recent experience about a keyboard problem I had with my MacBook and how I used a virtual assistant to help me. For better or worse, I'm a very busy person (like most people) and cannot afford to have my Macbook not working. Didn't know what happened, just that the keys kept on becoming loose and I couldn't use specific letters to type. It was rreally a hassle. So anyway, I didn't have the time to leave my offcie and bring my Mac to Apple's repair center. That's why I texted Magic. They had a courier get my Mac (which I left at home since it's not working), brought it to the repair center, and had it back in a matter of hours. When i went back home, it was all repaired and working fine.

On a side note, while I was asking them to have my Mac repaired, I aslo threw in another request about getting me groceries for a small party I was holding that very same night. Both requests were accomplished while I was able to do my work. Saved me a lot of stress and hassle. If you guys don't have the time, I really recomend getting Magic since they really did do their best for me. I know they would do too for you guys! #Apple #Macbook #keyboardrepair #MacRepair

Their site is https://getmagic.com

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My friend ran into this problem and I helped her out by buying a replacement keyboard part and replacing the broken keys and switches for her broken keys. She had a lot of broken keys so it was more cost effective to buy the entire part and swap out parts.

You can read about the process if you're interested: https://blog.kchung.co/replacing-macbook...

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