MacBook Air keyboard replacement
If you work a lot with poppy seeds, then you probably drink coffee with it. Inadvertently, many people spill the contents of a cup on their MacBook. Lucky case – only the keyboard fails. In this article, we’ll show you how to replace the keyboard on your MacBook Air yourself.
However, we advise you to trust only professionals to repair your MacBook Air keyboard!
For repairs you will not need:
- small Phillips screwdriver;
- small forceps;
- small screws.
Let’s assume that the MacBook has already been disassembled, and only TopCase remains in our hands.
Gently peel off the backlight with a spatula around the perimeter.
We take on all the backlight layers at once. Otherwise, we will have to overlay them on top of each other, which is incredibly difficult to do.
Peel off the backlight.
Use a Phillips screwdriver to unscrew all the screws around the keyboard perimeter.
Then we commit barbarism – we tear off the keyboard from the top case. Since it is attached with rivets, effort must be made.
Here’s an old keyboard – you can throw it away, we don’t need it anymore unless you need to transfer the buttons to a new one.
We take the top case and take out the remaining rivets with small tweezers.
We take a new keyboard and tighten the screws that we unscrewed from the old one. Since the MacBook Air has cogs only at the edges, we take cogs from donor MacBook Pros – there, the keyboards are completely set on cogs. It is enough to put the screws through one.
It remains to put the backlight in place – see that the grooves in the backlight coincide with the top case grooves.
That’s all. I hope you have successfully replaced the keyboard on your MacBook Air.