top case compatibility

Posted by: 987687

top case compatibility - 06/01/09 11:20 PM

So apparently one can only take apart the macbook keyboard and fix it so many times before it stops working never to work again... And I have reached that point. My eyes hurt from soldering tiny little things. Anyway, what other top cases are compatible with the core duo? Or do I have to find a core duo specific top case. period. the end?

thanks
Posted by: 987687

Re: top case compatibility - 06/01/09 11:39 PM

So I gather the core duo, and the first core2 duo (macbook version2) are compatible?
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: top case compatibility - 06/12/09 02:37 AM

Should be, if not you can fab up a adapter for it.
Posted by: 987687

Re: top case compatibility - 06/12/09 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: "TCPMeta"
Should be, if not you can fab up a adapter for it.

what exactly do you mean? Are they pin compatible, just not the same connector or same location?
If that is the case, sounds easy enough.
Posted by: TCPMeta

Re: top case compatibility - 06/12/09 08:31 PM

Apple likes to reuse the same hardware but ether make it bigger or smaller. Once in a while however they will change the connector around.
Posted by: Waragainstsleep

Re: top case compatibility - 06/13/09 12:47 AM

MacBook top cases are all compatible. Newer ones have different layouts so need newer versions of the OS to work 100% right.
Posted by: 987687

Re: top case compatibility - 06/13/09 01:46 AM

I use linux on my macbook and macbook pro, and I custom programmed my keyboard layout. So it wouldn't be very hard to change it around to work with a different keyboard.