Early 2011 model, A1278 / 2.3 GHz i5 or 2.7 GHz i7 processor.

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Major spill damage on the keyboard

@ all spill secialists: Im working on a MBP 13" 1278 after it got in contact with a big pot o' tea an' honey whilst running.

Having it dissembled, dried, cleaned, contactsprayed, andsoforth, I found the mainboard is o.k. , trackpad & screen are working fine, but 4/5 of the keys including the on/off button are not functioning.

It can be started by disconecting the battery for 10 sec., then plugging in the charger ( short circuit ?! )

Is there any other way to get the MPB in working order, than replacing the topcase ?

Greetings from Krautland

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@ Stone ! Thanx for the hint. But how am I going solve that ƒ¨ç∆⁄~© on/off button problem ?

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As I said - there are two possibilities: first is to exchange the keyboard which is perfectly described in one of the guides here on IFIXIT, second is to shorten the switch just like you do it when you press it (you need to look up, which contacts / solder lines need to be shorten ... it is a little bit more difficult).

Regards, Stone

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Sounds like you have shorted out the keyboard. This usually requires an uppercase replacement. There are now some replacement keyboards coming out of China with all the parts. I did one, about 65 screws, but have not have a chance to test it out. We can get you to the correct part if we know your exact machine, please give the last three figures of your serial number.

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Hi Mayer! I'm glad I didn't do the spill, it was a 'girlie' ! Here is the serial : C2XFDBWWDH2G

Hi from Krautland

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Apple MacBook Pro "Core i5" 2.3 13" Early 2011 Specs

Identifiers: Early 2011 13" - MC700LL/A - MacBookPro8,1 - A1278 - 2419* Here's the part you'll need: MacBook Pro 13" Unibody (Early 2011/Late 2011/Mid 2012) Upper Case

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Hi Mayer! Thanx for the effort anyway! I checked out the picture & as ƒ¨ç∆⁄~© krauts we do need a german keyboard layout. I didnt find a hint for that !?

And on top of that, ~300 quit + tax+ shipping+ german customs + my work turns the MBP into an organ donor.

Regards vrom Krautlænd

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Sorry, but I do not understand why to exchange the whole top cover unit - the keyboard will do the job most likely. Yes, around 60 screws for the keyboard itself at that size is a hard job, but worth ... did it at my 15" 2008 and it is working perfectly.

If you are at Germany, have a look at http://www.cdx.de/store/products/APPLE-E... e.g.

Regards, Stone

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As the on/off button is connected to the keyboard it may be worth a try to exchange it or to clean it by removing it first.

Regards, Stone

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