Replace Upper case of Mid 2012 MacBookPro with Mid 2010 Upper case?
Sorry for the crap title.
A row of keys on my Mid 2012 Macbook Pro stopped working and I was informed that to repair it, I would have to replace the upper case. A shop told me that they would charge 450$ to replace it, which is crazy because thats around the price I bought the laptop for.
However I do have an old Mid 2010 Macbook Pro, that I can use for parts. Are these two parts interchangable? It would save me a lot of money if they are.
I listened to Mayer, bought myself a keyboard off ebay, not sure if the link above is still in stock. I also bought a phillips #00 screwdriver and a t6 screwdriver and that's it. Absolutely nothing else.
The repair took 3-4 hours, I used this video only : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAHtxNVO...
Most of the repair is just being careful with the connectors and keeping track off/screwing a 100 or so screws. Make sure you have an organizer/compartments for all the screws, or some way of keeping track of em.
But other than that, the Macbook is repaired for 50$ or so dollars, when the original estimate was around 400$!
Thanks IFIXIT and Mayer for all the help!!!
Is this a good question?