Replaced my macbook keyboard

A couple of months back, I had “cleaned” my macbook with Colin and ended up destroying my keyboard 🙁

Also, my extended warranty had expired just a few days back; so when I went to the Apple support centre – they gave me an estimate of ~15,000 INR. Considering that the macbook is >3 years old, and that I have 2 other laptops at home, the cost was not justified.

I searched the net for options and finally came up with the following:

Keyboard from: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/New-US-Keyboard-For-apple-MacBook-Unibody-A1342-MC516LL-A-MC207-2010-Free-Shipping/617432777.html

Tools from: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-Shipping-15pc-Screwdriver-Torx-T5-T6-T8-T10-T15-Bit-PH-Tool-Set/738450527.html

And Instructions from:

http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/MacBook+Unibody+Model+A1342+Upper+Case+Replacement/2185/1

As these instructions are for replacement of the entire upper case – there were a few more steps and brute force required to pull out the old keyboard and replace the new one – in the process – I broke a few plastic parts – but the new one works like a charm 😀

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