9 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2012 7:06 PM by grafixjoe
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I cannot find the answer to this anywhere. On my aluminum keybpard, my USB plug separated from the wire sheath and is hanging on by the inside wiring. I want to know if I can replace this entire wire myself (open the keyboard) or if it is even worth it when a new keyboard is $50.

 

Thanks.

Solved by Martin Pace on Apr 7, 2012 10:24 AM Solved

These keyboards are apparently glued together and aren't really meant to be disassembled.

 

http://41j.com/blog/2011/09/mac-aluminium-keyboard-disassembly/

Reply by Grant Bennet-Alder on Apr 7, 2012 7:02 AM Helpful

With used keyboards so cheap, and internal cords and parts so very hard to find, there are few who are repairing keyboards or offering the parts. A used one that has been treated well is probably your best bet.

 

If you are adventurous, you could buy a used keyboard with a different problem -- say, missing keycaps -- and harvest the needed parts from that one (or the reverse).

Reply by grafixjoe on Apr 7, 2012 7:06 PM Helpful

Thank you Martin. THIS is the answer I needed to know. I am as green as they come...not cheap. Buying a new keyboard is not the problem...I would have rather recycled mine with a new wire.

 

Grant, also...thanks for that - great idea...buying a cheap old used one with missing keys and use the ones from mine. Brilliant. I may just go that rout. RECYCLE EVERYBODY!!!

 

Thank you all guys for your help.

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