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Released in November 2020, the 13" MacBook Pro features Apple's Arm-based M1 SoC with both an 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU. (Model A2338 / EMC 3578 with two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

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Anyone knows the dimensions on the keyboard rivets?

As you know in MacBooks the keyboard is fastened with rivets making it basically impossible to repair or exchange. Anyone knows the dimensions of these rivets? Thickness and length?

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You need to find the screws to replace the rivets. Here’s one source Keyboard screws

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These screws are having a delivery term of 1 month. They seem to be casted (not machined) as they are too small. I am not Swiss but for the moment I live in Switzerland, they are famous for their watches. I am pretty sure I can find better quality screws here so I was asking if somebody knows the dimensions of these screws so I can order the equivalent.


@Codrut Popescu - Hate to tell you 90% of screws are formed not cast. A rod of material is heated and a press with a form is pressed into it. Similar to how a water wheel works spitting them out at a very high rate.

This technique has been used for years. All of the screws Apple uses are made this way. Only the stand-offs are machined.

If you own a Tesla its lower chassis is die-cast formed! Why Tesla Needed the Giga Press

So don’t jump thinking formed or casted via a press makes the part weak. I think you’ll discover a machined screw in this size will be quite expensive.


Very informative. Thanks for the explanation, really appreciate your help.


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