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My son spilled something in the keyboard voiding the warrantee and it would have cost over $700 just for the geniuses to open itand look at it. I knew it was just the keyboard since I could use my bluetooth keyboard and operate the computer perfectly.
Thanks to the guide on your website, I bought a new keyboard, followed the pictures and instructions and we replaced it. It works!!!! The guide was amazing. It was just an excercise in organization. Bathroom dixie cups and the right tools! Thanks for your help. I was quite pleased with the guide.
My advise would be don't get intimidated. Somewhere I read that replacing the keyboard would be rated at "difficult". I found the replacement tedious - keeping track of all the screws and all the bits inside. Get a nice open work area with lots of light, and take your time. My son took breaks to watch some soccer and I doubted checked our next steps. It really was easier than you may think. PS. There are lots of videos out there where you can watch people taking appart the MacBook - watch them! It will give you some confidence. This was not rocket science!
Trackpad wasn't working correctly and I didn't want to spend hundreds to repair or replace the computer. The computer itself still works great.
I found it to be pretty easy. Good directions and photos. One small correction: In step8 the #000 tool was required, not #00. Good thing I bought the whole tool kit rather than the individual tools ;-)
I used the kitchen counter as a workspace so I wouldn't be standing and moving around on carpet (static) while working. Follow instructions carefully and use shot glasses or small cups/bowls to hold the screws in order as you take them out so you can easily put them back.
Be sure to test the trackpad BEFORE replacing the bottom cover of laptop - you can adjust the screw at the bottom edge of trackpad to adjust trackpad sensitivity.