Macbook Air keyboard Replacement

Replacing Macbook Air with keys not typing properly

Macbook Air Keyboard mistyping when a key is pressed
Macbook Air Keyboard mistyping when a key is pressed

This Macbook Air arrived today with a keyboard mistyping and behaving erratically when typed.

We took off the bottom cover and apart from being a bit dusty, we have not noticed any liquid damage on it.

It was clear that this Macbook Air needed a keyboard replacement, but it was a mystery how some keys of this Macbook stop functioning without any visible liquid damage.

Keyboards on Macbooks are attached to the aluminium palmrest with caps and screws which are quite hard to remove, hence most of the repair shops including Apple replace the whole palmrest when the keyboard needs replacing. This increases the cost of the repair as well as contributes to the more e-waste generated and ending up in our environment.

We do stuff differently here, rather than replacing the whole palmrest assembly. We replace only the keyboard itself. We are not scared of doing a bit more extra work to reduce the cost to the customer as well as reduce the e-waste as our commitment to the planet.

Replacement Keyboard for Macbook Air
Replacement Keyboard for Macbook Air

If you need Macbook Air Keyboard Replacement – pick up the phone and give us a call at 0469317177 to see how much it will cost you.

Check out our other keyboard replacement cases here

This is what to expect if you need a Macbook Keyboard replacement in Adelaide

  1. Quote for the repair before any work is done, even over the phone.
  2. Free pick up from the client’s location in Adelaide. Or alternatively, drop in for a quick check while you wait.
  3. Confirming final cost and “Go” from the client.
  4. Repairing and ensuring everything works as expected.
  5. Returning repaired system back to the client. Or the client can pick it up from our workshop.
Removing screws and caps from the old keyboard
Removing screws and caps from the old keyboard

Keyboard has not come out easily, which was expected. These Macbooks are built sturdy and yanking the faulty keyboard is a bit of a task.

Removing faulty keyboard of Macbook Air A1466
Removing faulty keyboard of Macbook Air A1466

Once removed we have noticed where the issue lied. A small spot which is probably caused by something like a drop of milk or other types of liquid spill on the keyboard.

Cleaning Keyboard frame with a visible stain from a liquid drop
Cleaning Keyboard frame with a visible stain from a liquid drop

After cleaning the area and disinfecting the frame, we fitted a sparkling new keyboard.

Installing a brand new keyboard on Macbook Air A1466
Installing a brand new keyboard on Macbook Air A1466
Testing each of the keys after Macbook Air Keyboard replacement
Testing each of the keys after Macbook Air Keyboard replacement

In case you have a Macbook which is not behaving as expected and need a repair always rely on professionals, These are expensive computers and small mistake may cause you a fortune. Apple electronics are extremely sensitive to ESD and any mishandling may result in damage logic board.

As you can see, the new keyboard fitted perfectly and we saved the customer at least 500$ by replacing only the keyboard, instead of the whole palmrest with a trackpad, etc. as he was quoted by other repair shops.

Please note: This is not educational material. It is rather a showcase of the services we offer.
Therefore, it should be used as general guidance on what to expect of such repairs.
In case you have a similar device and need the repair, always rely on professionals. These are sensitive electronic devices, and small mistakes may cause irreversible electronic damage. Which may require whole part replacement for 2 or 3 times the cost.

Do you need this Repair in Adelaide?

If your Apple Mac or Macbook is causing trouble and need a Macbook Repair Service in Adelaide, give us a call, and we will advise on the best scenario to get your device repaired.

Interstate? Why not Send IT for a Repair. Repairs take under three weeks, including forward and backward postage. Contact us to get an idea of cost and turnarounds.

We at IT-Solve, specialise in Apple Mac and electronics repairs. We will do our best to repair your Mac quickly without involving high costs and long waiting times in repair shops. Our average repair takes under a week!

Call us now on 0469317177 or drop us an inquiry via Text us via Whatsapp MessengerWhatsApp or Text us via Facebook MesengerMessenger
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Repaired, not Replaced!

We are committed to reducing e-waste in Australia. How we do it is by educating our customers on the reparability and longevity of their devices, as well as providing affordable Macbook Repairs here in Adelaide.
Although our best intentions and hard work, this is not an easy task. Customers must accept that cost of high-quality electronic repairs, is between a third and half of the price of a new device. However, with the current trend of planned obsolescence in electronic design, we see more and more Macbooks having shorter lifespans. To tackle that, while we do our repairs we target common planned obsolescence engineering design mistakes to ensure we extend the life expectancy of the Macbooks we repair. Check some of our Macbook Repair Cases to get an idea of the process.

That said, if we buy a new one or write it off via insurance, it does not guarantee that the new one will not meet the same fate as the older one pretty soon.
As matter of fact, quite often we see accidents reoccurring within less than 2-year gaps. If we can save 2000$ or even 1000$ today by repairing our faulty Macbook is brilliant. That’s an extra half Macbook cost ready to be spent on another one when the time comes or our need for performance increases.
When that time comes is up to us to buy a new one or keep pushing the one we have, but delaying it by a year or three is always a good starting point and saves another abandoned Macbook from polluting our one and only Planet.