top case compatibility

Posted by: 987687

top case compatibility - 06/01/09 04:20 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 04:39 PM

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

Re: top case compatibility - 06/11/09 07:37 PM

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

Re: top case compatibility - 06/12/09 08:32 AM

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 01:31 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 - 06/12/09 05:47 PM

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 - 06/12/09 06:46 PM

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.