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thermal cableCan anyone tell us what the part number is? That would probably help with the search. I can't find this part anywhere!
Answer to: Keyboard ReplacementYou can actually replace the keyboard alone fairly easily! I don't know why they say you have to replace the whole top case, because if you've got the guts to take the logic board and everything else out, you might as well just peel back the illuminator cover and get to work pulling all those tiny screws in the keyboard... Just be careful when peeling up the black adhesive keyboard cover, because you will need to replace it. I used the edge of the ifixit Sesame tool (very thin flat metal opening tool) to carefully slip under any bits of adhesive, and had the keyboard exposed in no time. Also be careful because the clear plastic sheet under the black one is actually the keyboard illuminator. Once under all that, it's a mere 50 or so tiny screws, 2 screws in the power button backing, and you've got the keyboard out. Use a magnetized #000 phillips, it will make life much easier than anything else. Starting with the computer completely assembled, it took me less than 1 hour start to finish - it was my first time ...