5137 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: May 30, 2009 2:07 PM by dmwingon
You have learned that you can indeed take off the keycaps and clean underneath them but yes, you must keep track of the parts! Also, with enough care they should not break.
Since you have broke them it would be dishonest to try to get Apple to replace the keyboard as has been suggested but I will leave that to you to decide.
You can buy a brand new keyboard for the White MacBook on eBay for $49 shipped. That would be the choice I would make. Installing it is ot a big deal. YouTube has at least one good video on how to do it.
I actually found the second scissor mechanism for the spacebar yesterday, while cleaning, but both of the tiny clip-things that hold it on the space key are broken, so it's a moot point. And the little curved plastic things that sit underneath the keys fall out +so easily+; as I said, all it took was a little canned air under the in-place keys to blow three of them out from underneath. As it is these things being gone that is keeping my left command key from sitting in the keyboard properly, I think this is more Apple's fault.
I'm going to a city with an Apple store in about half a month, so I'm planning on taking my Macbook with me and making an appointment with a Genius to hopefully work some of my numerous issues out.