Thanks to you and the inventor of the safety pin. I have a Problem with my MacBook Air 11″ midle 2012! good photos and good notes, Your email address will not be published. Install the bottom arrow key as we did in steps 3-5. When i press once, it does not appear in th screen. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! It looks like humidity to me… doesn’t it? How to Clean/Fix Broken Keys: Macbook Pro 2012 (HD) - YouTube Hi, I have a problem recently with few keys of my MacBook Pro 15′ Mid-2010. Inspect the retainer. 3. It’s ONE key, but it’s important. Any recommended instruction books? These holders secure the key cap to the retainer (hinge). I’ll take spare parts for repair from a damaged keyboard I have laying around. Put soap and warm water in a cup. Turn the key cap over and inspect small plastic key holders on the bottom side of the key. I’m also typing this on my dads’ computer so this tutorial saved money and life! Somehow one of my keys came off but your guide helped me work it out! Has this worked for anyone who has had one of their keys stopped working completely for no reason? At first, I tried applying some pressure on the plunger but it didn’t work, because the plunger just kept moving around. Reattach the retainer and key. The bottom arrow key missing the cap, key retainer (hinge) and silicone plunger. Finally, I just reapplied the glue and let the plunger to seat by itself for about 10 minutes without applying any pressure on it. I was removing my command key to replace it and now it acts like it is always being pressed – even before putting the new key in. Thanks! Solution: 1. Truly an effort .I damaged my keyboard and i consulted vender he directly asked me to replace it completely instead of telling me about the single key replacement and he asked too much price for that . I’m none too optimistic that this is going to work. Your email address will not be published. I hate to throw this away. Thank you. Remove the key cap from the damaged (donor) keyboard. THANK YOU for the suggestion (Macbook Pro). I heard it could be done but I’m skeptical myself. I followed your instructions because one of the keys were popped off!!! I had to use another one. And the next thing is when i press and hold, it came out 1 to 5.Can u guide me in solving this problem? thx. Rotate your MacBook to its right side Again, use the zigzag pattern to spray your keyboard with the compressed air. Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. If it doesn’t, just pull on the hook a bit more until it works consistently. I’m looking for a “how-to” book on servicing a MacBook because I live two hours from the nearest Mac fix-it place. There is a white bracket and a smaller plastic piece that fits inside of it on which the Mac key rests; this assembly can easily pop out and fall apart when removing the Mac's key. You will need needle nose tweezers to handle small parts. Thanks for advising…. As you see, I have two damaged keys on the MacBook Pro keyboard. Make sure they are not damaged. how do I get the list of the motherboard with picture of the spot to short to turn on a MacBook with bad keyboard or water damage I need the list with different motherboards please. Anyway, recently, I realized that few keys (although they are not actually broken like the ones you repaired in this post) don’t work… They are all in the same area… P, M, Enter, -/_, 0 etc. I’m not a techno-nerd but I’m an innovator and good with small fiddly stuff such as making gun parts when I have to. Remove key and retainer as shown. Thank you very much. Simple upgrading things like adding memory, replacing HD’s, fans, etc. @ Rino, Was it liquid damage? My up arrow came off but with the retainer still attached to it. I have a guide for that on this site. Any chance you have som you want to sell me? Remove the bottom key from the donor keyboard. This saved the day for me when the dog remove a few keys from my MacBook Pro. You’ll find locations for power on pads for many different motherboard models. to clean them without having to change the whole keyboard? By the way, in one of the following posts I will show how to replace the entire keyboard on a MacBook Pro 13″, 15″, 17″ unibody. In my case the left side of the key cap should be seated properly. YOU DO NOT WANT TO BREAK OR DETACH IT! I live in a boat. Replacement top cases available here: When I do push it in from the edges, it makes the clicking sound like I mentioned before. Thanks a lot to you and keep writing. Frantz Figaro, wanna sell me a key and a plunger? I just fixed a broken key, and I’d like to share how I did it without removing the plunger thing! Anyone want to sell a key and the plunger to me for the going rate? Try to remove it from the keyboard as clean as possible, so the bottom side of the plunger remains as flat as possible.