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Three pentalobes later...

...and 10 Phillips screws with weird sloping spacers, allowing them to secure the keyboard at an angle...

...and finally two screws that fit into the case clips (throwback to step 6).

We can't complain too much, I mean screws are better than adhesive—oh my goodness.

The adhesive backing (a kind of layered tape) is stuck to the keyboard, and barely holds together upon peeling.

Under the blanket of tape is a field of disheartening stars. Two pentalobes per key, plus a row at the top and bottom, for a total of 83, plus the three from before.

"Look on my Macs, ye Mighty, and despair." — Jony Ive, probably.

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