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|MacBook Pro 17" Models A1151 A1212 A1229 and A1261||
April 15, 2015
My cat spilled mug of coffee over my computer
I had never opened my Mac pro before but desated to tray it out.
My Mack is 2007 motel and I thought OK it is old one and I have been thinking of baying new one.
I took it apart and cline the keyboard but it didn't work :(
So I found FIXIT on the net and ordered new keyboard put it in and mi Mack is as new :)
I didn't dream on that this is so icy to repair this things :)
From nav on Im going to do all repair work on my computers my self and FIXIT is great online store to bay spears
Don't be afraid starting repairing your things your self It is much easier than you think and you have all the info how to do o youtube or at FIXIT
October 14, 2014
The G key was not working. I just swapped out the entire keyboard to get it perfect again.
The repair was very straight forward, the screen shots were perfect. We had a few extra screws that were not on the model in the pictures, but was easy to locate them.
Take your time. Much of the ribbon cable was glued down in ours, moreso than the one in the pictures, and it required some patience and the use of the spludger.
September 25, 2014
My MacBook keyboard after seven years, lots of typing and one errant berries smoothie later, was missing a few keys and had totally lost the use of its delete key. But the final straw was an e key that had decided to either not work or depress itself continuously mid-typing likeeeeeeeeeeee
Took about an hour and a half I think, because I was very gentle and didn't want to damage anything. The yellow electrician's tape was great for replacing the original dusty old ones that had lost their adhesiveness.
Hmm, check all steps carefully before replacing the case - it's tiring to remove all those screws again.
April 9, 2014
I knocked a glass over and the computer worked increasingly erratically even with an external keyboard and mouse.
I'm beginning to get good at this. Swapped a keyboard on a MacBook for my daughter. Did this one on my MacBook Pro. Will probably do another on my wife's computer. The repair was quite straightforward but be warned: Apple seems to make a lot of small changes during a production run. If an instruction doesn't seem to match the physical reality you're dealing with, the edit link for the step will take you to a discussion. Somebody has already found that your keyboard has 12 little screws and 6 tabs and not 10 screws and 4 tabs.
A muffin tin is a good place to put screws, one muffin per step. Work backwards during reassembly.
December 26, 2011
My sisters keyboard did not work, namely the keys she most ommonly used so they had been using the on screen keyboard. I thought that was silly so I replaced it as a christmas gift.
The repair went well except after I got the computer most of the way back together i noticed the speaker cable was pinched in the battery bay and had to take it all back apart, reposition the cable and reassemble. Total time about 20 minutes.
Just make sure the wires are all in position before reassembly :)
November 17, 2011
Took a drink of diet Coke and coughed up on my laptop/ Immediately soaked up what I could. Two hours later, several keys stopped working.
Went well. Hard to keep track of the screws but I did. Took about 2 slow hours.
Try not to spit up on keyboard in the future.
August 22, 2011
Replaced defective keyboard due to spill (expensive bourbon spill, nonetheless)
Overall, the repair went well. The instructions provided on the iFixit site were detailed, thorough, and nearly flawless. I couldn't have replaced the keyboard without them. There were many more screws than I expected and it took much longer than expected (I'm used to working on Windows laptops), but it all worked in the end.
The only part I had a little trouble with was Step 19, in which the screws that attach the keyboard to the casing are removed. The instructions indicate that the screws are all revealed when the the two protective sheaths are peeled back (Step 18). But in my case, several of the screws were still covered by black sticker dots after the sheaths were peeled back. I figured it out, it just took me a little longer.