Replacement Keys for A1243 Keyboard?

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  1. MotionMan

    MotionMan Lifer

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    I was given an A1243 keyboard lat week. The prior owner obviously knew how to type because all the home keys are worn off (ASDFCJKL:M). I used a Sharpie to write them in (I am not a touch-typist), but that does not look so good and they are already starting to wear off.

    I did a little searching, but did not find a place to get replacement keys.

    Any helpful links?

    MotionMan

    (NOTE: Not ebay)
     
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  2. Tyranicus

    Tyranicus Senior member

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    What's wrong with eBay?
     
  3. MotionMan

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    I no longer use eBay or PayPal.

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    for the record (i had to google) it's this model:

    (A1243) The Apple Keyboard introduced in 2007 has a solid aluminium enclosure, as does the matching but compact Apple Wireless Keyboard. This keyboard is the first to omit the long-enduring Apple logo (solid or open) that was originally included to support using the keyboard with the Apple IIgs from the Command key after 21 years, even though software and official documentation had always referred only to the key's other legend, "⌘". Compared to older versions of the Apple keyboard and to PC keyboards it is reduced by approx. half the width of a standard key; accordingly, the Delete, Return, backslash, right Control, and right Shift keys are narrower than on other keyboards. It has two down-stream USB 2.0 ports, one at each end of the keyboard. This model was renamed Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad after the release of the A1242 model in March 2009.

    might help when asking such questions... :)
     
  5. MotionMan

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    I doubt it.

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  6. Oyeve

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    I may have one (if I can find it) that doesnt work. Pay for shipping and its yours. the keys should still be fine.
     
  7. MotionMan

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    Cool!

    Maybe you can ship just the keys, in an envelope, for like a buck?

    MotionMan
     
  8. Oyeve

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    I'll dig around for it tonight and let you know in the am
     
  9. dave_the_nerd

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    Otherwise, apple store. *shrug*

    Our district tech keeps a couple key sets for lost keys on laptops.
     
  10. MotionMan

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    What say you?

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  11. Oyeve

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    Sorry, I havent been home yet (at the GFs the last few days) I will be back home tonight and will look for it! :)
     
  12. MotionMan

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    Bump.

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  13. Atty

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    Check your local apple store? I'm sure the Genius bar has seen plenty of keyboards with missing keys and has replacement sets you can buy.
     
  14. Oyeve

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    I found the non-working KB. What keys do you need? Just the ones listed in the OP?
     
  15. MotionMan

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    Yep (ASDFCJKL:M).

    You can mail them to my office. Thanks.

    MotionMan
     
  16. Oyeve

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    PM me the addy.
     
  17. MotionMan

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    They keys arrived. I don't think they were from the same model keyboard. ASDCKL:M sort of fit, but they do not really sit correctly. F and J do not fit at all - the backing are rotated 90 degrees from the ones on there now.

    Weird.

    MotionMan
     
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