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Dismantling a iBook keyboard

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I have got a iBook keyboard witch some keys in the same vertical line (8,I,K) don't work.

Is it possible to dismantle such a keyboard in order to repair it ?

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Please give us the last three figures of your serial number so we know exactly which machine you have.

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Last three figures of the keyboard serial number are PKA. It comes from a iBook G4 machine.

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I need the serial number for the machine, not the keyboard.

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Unresponsive Keys in the same line or another pattern point to a defective inner mat / active layer. Don't know the right term for it. This is the rubber (sandwiched) mat with the microswitches and connector / cable. Unfortunately i never found a way to salvage those, neither by disassemling (impossible) or cleaning.

Usually this points to a liquid damage. I don't think you have another chance than purchasing another keyboard. They shoudn't be too expensive, though.

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I agree remacberlin. Traces inside the keyboard plastic layers are probably dissolved at one point causing an open circuit on the vertical line (8,I,K). Replacement keyboard is required.

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Unfortunately I can't give the serial number of the machine, because I took it from a second hand iBook that I don't have anymore and I am not sure it was the original keyboard.

It's a pity I can't save it according to remacberlin and lemerise because its aspect is the one of a brand new.

I am going to keep it for the keys.

A lot of thanks to all of you.

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You'll find the serial number of your machine by clicking (in the menu) Apple->About this Mac->More Information. It is diplayed on the first screen.

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