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November 21, 2013
I was quite shocked to see the package delivered the next day to me when I only ordered it the day before. Yes, it solved the problem with the new keyboard repalcement.
Had it up and running within a hour or so.
The on line manual on how to install the keyboard was super and easy to use.
December 6, 2012
Well, as the title shows... Coke all over the keyboard...laptop went crazy..ofcourse :-}..immediately unplugged the power, the battery was not attached, happy about that...
Before removing all kind of screws i looked up for guides on the internet, iFixit provided in that, well done guys! Youtube has some too!!Very carefull i followed the instuctions...and got the keyboard out... almost all cola stayed between the plastic layers beneath the keyboard so I guessed there was no further damage and ordered the keyboard at IFixit. I placed the order tuesday afternoon (GMT+1, the Netherlands!) and wholy moly...UPC delivered it thursday, end of the morning, 9059km or allmost 5630miles(in one direkt line) in less then 48hours!!! My sincere compliments!! To prove it i will attach a screenprint. Apple and more apple related shops in the Netherlands couldn't help me...sorry sir, the laptop is over six yrs old and then we have no more spareparts in stock...yaghhh.. One store could help me but charged for one and a half times the price iFixit charged...yaghhh again.. Anyway...the keyboard arrived...and i was eager(gready is a better word) to know if i should succeed...very careful and gentle i placed it in and piece for piece i put everything back in place and screwed all screws in.... wired it into the outlet and opened the laptop...and hit the ON button....screen lighted on...YES...programs were loading..YES...tested some programs...connected to the internet...YES.. everything is working again.. SMILE :-) No explosions and no rogue raven flighing by... Job Done! Greetzz Frans Kolijn, the Netherlands
My advice will be...be patient, read the guide(s) carefully and help urself with writing things down to remember which screw or wire or connector belongs where. Some hail marys and our fathers may help depending what you believe in.. :-) Good Luck!!
PS> Almost forgot to mention Mike from technical support. Don't be ashamed to ask anything, Mike and his colleague's give you a quick and good reply, thanks Mike ;-)
June 12, 2012
An unexpected, unauthorized introduction of fluid into the keyboard; or, my drink spilled on my laptop.
The part arrived on time. The guide was perfect (as usual). The install was smooth, and now i have a happy happy keyboard!
Do not introduce liquids into your keyboard. Then don't use 'lectric clean to try to clean the touch pad button, it makes the keycaps fall off permanently!
May 1, 2012
MacBook Pro, 17". Tall, cool glass of water. Cats. Bad combination. The keyboard started failing rapidly from right to left as the water spread out more.
I tried to repair the keyboard, instead of just replacing it. Immediately hit it with the hair dryer and tried to dry it out. No luck. Disassembly is exactly what the repair guides show - no surprises. I already had a T6 Torx screwdriver from other projects, and a collection of small "jewler's" screwdrivers. I removed the keyboard, ignored warnings that the keyboard itself isn't servicable, and started peeling layers off the back. All but the last layer comes off pretty easily. Naturally, the problem is the disolved gunk between the two inner-most layers. After some messing around with it, I decided there was no way to get that far in there and not just tear the thing up. I happened to have a donated, totally-dead 15" MacBook Pro - why don't I try to use the keyboard off of that? The only difference is the ribbon cable that leads to the built-in USB keyboard controller. That cable is about 2cm too short on a 15" keyboard. Foiled again!
Time to engage Plan B - order a replacement keyboard from iFixit like any so-called "reasonable" person would. If my time was worth minimum wage, it would have been cheaper to just order the replacement part right off the bat. On the other hand, I now have intimate knowledge of how the keyboard works in there - and it's actually pretty cool. Anyway, the new keyboard arrived right on time. I opened the MacBook up one last time, replaced the keyboard, buttoned it up, turned it on, and voilla! Success. Seriously, just follow the directions slowly and carefully, have a strong desk lamp handy and maybe some reading glasses, and use an empty egg carton to keep the screws sorted.
March 3, 2012
Spilled beverage on keyboard and, even after cleaning, several keys were malfunctioning.
Replacement of keyboard went smoothly, installation manual was very clear. Ordered keyboard Monday night and had it in my hand Wednesday noon!
Manual should mention that you should look for and remove any inventory control tags that may have been attached to the keyboard.