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change the komplete keyboard in a MacBook Pro 5.1

I have to clean my keyboard because of an "drown in a drink" accidesnt ...

what can I do ?

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I bought mine from [|The Book Yard UK]. They have 4 variations of the keyboard - US, UK, SWE and INT.

I would say to browse under the original MBP since you're using the 5,1 as I am, look for the keyboard which matches yours. At least thats what I did, and it works perfect.

But the screws, be prepared for 49 mini screws for the keyboard, and about a million others just to get to it.

In order:

  • Screwed on
    1. take out the logic board
    2. take out super drive
  • Glued on
    1. plastic holding LED - stuck to casing
    2. Diffuser panel - stuck to keyboard

(I ran a spudger along the stuck down parts to loosen them up rather than forcefully pull the pieces off)

  • screws again
    1. Take out the 2 screws which hold on to the power button
    2. the 49 screws others holding the keyboard down between every other key *aargh*

That should get your keyboard out. Just reverse the order to put it back, and If you really want to get the LED and diffuser panel to stick back then i suppose just use super glue.

Hope it helps.

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if its the ong one in the systemprofiler

these are the las four letters ...


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