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Removing Keys from a Macbook - Can you pop them off?

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On the 13 inch macbook - can you pop off the keys individually and put them back on?
Similar to say how you would on a standard keyboard?

I wanted to know if anyone has done this? I thought I read in another post that you couldn't do this on the Macbook without removing the entire case?

Just curious to hear what people have to say?

Thanks!
MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Michael Lafferty Level 6 Level 6 (16,080 points)
    Apple service documentation outlines procedures to do this for MacBooks, but I do not recommend that you attempt it unless it is absolutely necessary. There are two different and incompatible keysets for such keyboards: one for units manufactured by Darfon, the other for units built by Mitsumi.
    PowerBook G4 12 inch 1.5 GHz 1280 meg 80 gig SuperDrive, Mac OS X (10.4.11), coupled with a UMA-capable Nokia 7510 Supernova and T-Mobile HotSpotâ„¢ @Home
  • R94N Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
    Yeah, you could do more harm trying to get them off than good. If you really wanted them to be removed, you'd probably best go to an Apple store.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPod Shuffle 2nd Generation
  • Untmdsprt Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
    You can pop them off but getting them back on properly is the problem. My spacebar is messed up now because I can't get it back on right.
    Macbook 2,1 (2.16GHz Core 2 Duo), Mac OS X (10.6.3), 2GB RAM, 500GB & 1TB ext drives, Dual-band Airport, iPhone 3GS

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