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I want to replace the keyboard myself.

I have a black MacBook from 2006 (approx) with some missing keys and cracks in the top panel. Can I purchase a replacement keyboard and install it myself. I am quite handy at this type of assembly, but do not want to open the top unless it is OK to do so.

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This repair guide is absolutely perfect. I knew there were a lot of small screws to remove, but now I know exactly how many, and the right order to take them out. Thanks, I am moving forward with the project.


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Hi, Here is the guide on replacing the top panel of your computer so you can decide if its something you want to do. The hard part may be finding a matching top case for your unit or you could have a unique two tone. Whatever you decide I wish you good luck. Just go slow and all should be good. Ralph

MacBook Core Duo Upper Case Replacement

Here is a link for the part.

MacBook Santa Rosa/Penryn Upper Case with Keyboard

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Since you say 2006 approximate check with the people at ifixit to make sure you have the proper top case for your computer.


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