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Keyboard only is available online at ebay. From china (not recommended) and from New York.
 
As the guy above said it is not easy to do the repair. It requires removing everything. Logic board, battery, speakers. It will be the most difficult repair ever. After removing logic board and battery and you have not broken the speakers in half the keyboard is riveted in. Getting the rivets out requires a unique way of getting leverage. Think of a seesaw with the fulcrum in the center. Getting the rivetssimply ripping out you will have to use the sideskeyboard. Careful of the case (which is aluminum of course and easily marred) and the black portion between the screen and case. Used an extra long possibly 8 to 10 inch flat head screw driver as the seesaw. The tip of the screw driver was filed down to have a sharper point. More specifically a flatter edge. No need to be knifeedges they are sharp. Just smaller. To protect the edgeMost of the caserivets will come out and the black portion, I used a metal putty knife to cover the area while i used it as a fulcrum. Careful while pulling up. At times I did not look carefully and almost started pulling up on the web of aluminum instead of the rivet itself. With careful pulling technique you will be able to get allcan use the rivets out and then have empty holes. (This took me a repair or two to figure out correct pulling technique).resulting holes with A1278 keyboard screws will fit in the holes of the rivetsscrews.
As the guy above said it is not easy to do the repair. It requires removing everything. Logic board, battery, speakers. It will be the most difficult repair ever. After removing logic board and battery and you have not broken the speakers in half the keyboard is riveted in. Getting the rivets out requires a unique way of getting leverage. Think of a seesaw with the fulcrum in the center. Getting the rivetssimply ripping out you will have to use the sideskeyboard. Careful of the case (which is aluminum of course and easily marred) and the black portion between the screen and case. Used an extra long possibly 8 to 10 inch flat head screw driver as the seesaw. The tip of the screw driver was filed down to have a sharper point. More specifically a flatter edge. No need to be knifeedges they are sharp. Just smaller. To protect the edgeMost of the caserivets will come out and the black portion, I used a metal putty knife to cover the area while i used it as a fulcrum. Careful while pulling up. At times I did not look carefully and almost started pulling up on the web of aluminum instead of the rivet itself. With careful pulling technique you will be able to get allcan use the rivets out and then have empty holes. (This took me a repair or two to figure out correct pulling technique).resulting holes with A1278 keyboard screws will fit in the holes of the rivetsscrews.
 
For someone brave enough to literally rip out the Macbook Air keyboard I hope this helps someone.
 
Now to find out if the 2011 Macbook Air keyboard is compatible with the 2010 version. I halfway tested already with broken 2011 keyboard. Flex cable fits and computer turns on almost all keys work. Could not test all keys since the broken keyboard only half the keys worked. It appears all the screw holes are the same but I did not see the top portion of the keyboard.
 
== Update ==
 
2011 has two keyboard versions. Both will function on mid 2010 but with different mislabeled F keys. One you can switch the top portions of the keys and the second one from 2011 has different style keys and brackets which would not allow simply switching the keys.
 
More Update. I now just rip the old keyboard out after taking surrounding screws out. I tend to curl the keyboard while removing it. I am left with many empty holes where the rivets use to be. I use extra keyboard screws to screw the keyboard back in. No need for adhesive. If in a real pinch I lessened the screw count only screwing in every other screw on the surround outside and used the remaining on the center parts.

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Keyboard only is available online at ebay. From china (not recommended) and from New York.
 
As the guy above said it is not easy to do the repair. It requires removing everything. Logic board, battery, speakers. It will be the most difficult repair ever. After removing logic board and battery and you have not broken the speakers in half the keyboard is riveted in. Getting the rivets out requires a unique way of getting leverage. Think of a seesaw with the fulcrum in the center. Getting the rivets out you will have to use the sides of the case (which is aluminum of course and easily marred) and the black portion between the screen and case. Used an extra long possibly 8 to 10 inch flat head screw driver as the seesaw. The tip of the screw driver was filed down to have a sharper point. More specifically a flatter edge. No need to be knife sharp. Just smaller. To protect the edge of the case and the black portion, I used a metal putty knife to cover the area while i used it as a fulcrum. Careful while pulling up. At times I did not look carefully and almost started pulling up on the web of aluminum instead of the rivet itself. With careful pulling technique you will be able to get all the rivets out and then have empty holes. (This took me a repair or two to figure out correct pulling technique). A1278 keyboard screws will fit in the holes of the rivets.
 
For someone brave enough to literally rip out the Macbook Air keyboard I hope this helps someone.
 
Now to find out if the 2011 Macbook Air keyboard is compatible with the 2010 version. I halfway tested already with broken 2011 keyboard. Flex cable fits and computer turns on almost all keys work. Could not test all keys since the broken keyboard only half the keys worked. It appears all the screw holes are the same but I did not see the top portion of the keyboard.
 
== Update ==
 
2011 has two keyboard versions. Both will function on mid 2010 but with different mislabeled F keys. One you can switch the top portions of the keys and the second one from 2011 has different style keys and brackets which would not allow simply switching the keys.
 
More Update. I now just rip the old keyboard out after taking surrounding screws out. I tend to curl the keyboard while removing it. I am left with many empty holes where the rivets use to be. I use extra keyboard screws to screw the keyboard back in. No need for adhesive. If in a real pinch I lessened the screw count only screwing in every other screw on the surround outside and used the remaining on the center parts.

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Keyboard only is available online at ebay. From china (not recommended) and from New York.
 
As the guy above said it is not easy to do the repair. It requires removing everything. Logic board, battery, speakers. It will be the most difficult repair ever. After removing logic board and battery and you have not broken the speakers in half the keyboard is riveted in. Getting the rivets out requires a unique way of getting leverage. Think of a seesaw with the fulcrum in the center. Getting the rivets out you will have to use the sides of the case (which is aluminum of course and easily marred) and the black portion between the screen and case. Used an extra long possibly 8 to 10 inch flat head screw driver as the seesaw. The tip of the screw driver was filed down to have a sharper point. More specifically a flatter edge. No need to be knife sharp. Just smaller. To protect the edge of the case and the black portion, I used a metal putty knife to cover the area while i used it as a fulcrum. Careful while pulling up. At times I did not look carefully and almost started pulling up on the web of aluminum instead of the rivet itself. With careful pulling technique you will be able to get all the rivets out and then have empty holes. (This took me a repair or two to figure out correct pulling technique). A1278 keyboard screws will fit in the holes of the rivets.
 
For someone brave enough to literally rip out the Macbook Air keyboard I hope this helps someone.
 
Now to find out if the 2011 Macbook Air keyboard is compatible with the 2010 version. I halfway tested already with broken 2011 keyboard. Flex cable fits and computer turns on almost all keys work. Could not test all keys since the broken keyboard only half the keys worked. It appears all the screw holes are the same but I did not see the top portion of the keyboard.
 
== UpdateUpdate ==
== UpdateUpdate ==
 
Sort of answered the bottom portion of my question. 2011 version2011 has changed the labels of the F keys. All other keys are fully compatible with the 2010 macbook air version. All f keystwo keyboard versions. Both will function the same depending on what computermid 2010 but with different mislabeled F keys. One you are using. 2011 labels have shiftedcan switch the top portions of the itunes keys and volume to the right. And added the second one from 2011 has different style keys for backlightand brackets which the 2010 version doeswould not have. So if you dont care about mislabeled f keys thenallow simply switching the 2011 keyboard is fully compatible with the 2010 version.

Just realized 2011 version can be used to replace 2010 version. Just remember to remove top f keys from 2010 version so they can be transplanted to the new 2011 version. All keys will act the same when used in the 2010 macbook air. All keys will fit on either keyboard. I have tested this
keys.
Sort of answered the bottom portion of my question. 2011 version2011 has changed the labels of the F keys. All other keys are fully compatible with the 2010 macbook air version. All f keystwo keyboard versions. Both will function the same depending on what computermid 2010 but with different mislabeled F keys. One you are using. 2011 labels have shiftedcan switch the top portions of the itunes keys and volume to the right. And added the second one from 2011 has different style keys for backlightand brackets which the 2010 version doeswould not have. So if you dont care about mislabeled f keys thenallow simply switching the 2011 keyboard is fully compatible with the 2010 version.

Just realized 2011 version can be used to replace 2010 version. Just remember to remove top f keys from 2010 version so they can be transplanted to the new 2011 version. All keys will act the same when used in the 2010 macbook air. All keys will fit on either keyboard. I have tested this
keys.

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Keyboard only is available online at ebay. From china (not recommended) and from New York.
 
As the guy above said it is not easy to do the repair. It requires removing everything. Logic board, battery, speakers. It will be the most difficult repair ever. After removing logic board and battery and you have not broken the speakers in half the keyboard is riveted in. Getting the rivets out requires a unique way of getting leverage. Think of a seesaw with the fulcrum in the center. Getting the rivets out you will have to use the sides of the case (which is aluminum of course and easily marred) and the black portion between the screen and case. Used an extra long possibly 8 to 10 inch flat head screw driver as the seesaw. The tip of the screw driver was filed down to have a sharper point. More specifically a flatter edge. No need to be knife sharp. Just smaller. To protect the edge of the case and the black portion, I used a metal putty knife to cover the area while i used it as a fulcrum. Careful while pulling up. At times I did not look carefully and almost started pulling up on the web of aluminum instead of the rivet itself. With careful pulling technique you will be able to get all the rivets out and then have empty holes. (This took me a repair or two to figure out correct pulling technique). A1278 keyboard screws will fit in the holes of the rivets.
 
For someone brave enough to literally rip out the Macbook Air keyboard I hope this helps someone.
 
Now to find out if the 2011 Macbook Air keyboard is compatible with the 2010 version. I halfway tested already with broken 2011 keyboard. Flex cable fits and computer turns on almost all keys work. Could not test all keys since the broken keyboard only half the keys worked. It appears all the screw holes are the same but I did not see the top portion of the keyboard.
== Update ==
 
Sort== Update ==

Sort
of answered the bottom portion of my question. 2011 version has changed the labels of the F keys. All other keys are fully compatible with the 2010 macbook air version. All f keys will function the same depending on what computer you are using. 2011 labels have shifted the itunes keys and volume to the right. And added the keys for backlight which the 2010 version does not have. So if you dont care about mislabeled f keys then the 2011 keyboard is fully compatible with the 2010 version.

Just realized 2011 version can be used to replace 2010 version. Just remember to remove top f keys from 2010 version so they can be transplanted to the new 2011 version. All keys will act the same when used in the 2010 macbook air. All keys will fit on either keyboard. I have tested this.
Sort== Update ==

Sort
of answered the bottom portion of my question. 2011 version has changed the labels of the F keys. All other keys are fully compatible with the 2010 macbook air version. All f keys will function the same depending on what computer you are using. 2011 labels have shifted the itunes keys and volume to the right. And added the keys for backlight which the 2010 version does not have. So if you dont care about mislabeled f keys then the 2011 keyboard is fully compatible with the 2010 version.

Just realized 2011 version can be used to replace 2010 version. Just remember to remove top f keys from 2010 version so they can be transplanted to the new 2011 version. All keys will act the same when used in the 2010 macbook air. All keys will fit on either keyboard. I have tested this.

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Keyboard only is available online at ebay. From china (not recommended) and from New York.
 
As the guy above said it is not easy to do the repair. It requires removing everything. Logic board, battery, speakers. It will be the most difficult repair ever. After removing logic board and battery and you have not broken the speakers in half the keyboard is riveted in. Getting the rivets out requires a unique way of getting leverage. Think of a seesaw with the fulcrum in the center. Getting the rivets out you will have to use the sides of the case (which is aluminum of course and easily marred) and the black portion between the screen and case. Used an extra long possibly 8 to 10 inch flat head screw driver as the seesaw. The tip of the screw driver was filed down to have a sharper point. More specifically a flatter edge. No need to be knife sharp. Just smaller. To protect the edge of the case and the black portion, I used a metal putty knife to cover the area while i used it as a fulcrum. Careful while pulling up. At times I did not look carefully and almost started pulling up on the web of aluminum instead of the rivet itself. With careful pulling technique you will be able to get all the rivets out and then have empty holes. (This took me a repair or two to figure out correct pulling technique). A1278 keyboard screws will fit in the holes of the rivets.
 
For someone brave enough to literally rip out the Macbook Air keyboard I hope this helps someone.
 
Now to find out if the 2011 Macbook Air keyboard is compatible with the 2010 version. I halfway tested already with broken 2011 keyboard. Flex cable fits and computer turns on almost all keys work. Could not test all keys since the broken keyboard only half the keys worked. It appears all the screw holes are the same but I did not see the top portion of the keyboard.
== Update ==
 
Sort of answered the bottom portion of my question. 2011 version has changed the labels of the F keys. All other keys are fully compatible with the 2010 macbook air version. All f keys will function the same depending on what computer you are using. 2011 labels have shifted the itunes keys and volume to the right. And added the keys for backlight which the 2010 version does not have. So if you dont care about mislabeled f keys then the 2011 keyboard is fully compatible with the 2010 version.

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Keyboard only is available online at ebay. From china (not recommended) and from New York.

As the guy above said it is not easy to do the repair. It requires removing everything. Logic board, battery, speakers. It will be the most difficult repair ever. After removing logic board and battery and you have not broken the speakers in half the keyboard is riveted in. Getting the rivets out requires a unique way of getting leverage. Think of a seesaw with the fulcrum in the center. Getting the rivets out you will have to use the sides of the case (which is aluminum of course and easily marred) and the black portion between the screen and case. Used an extra long possibly 8 to 10 inch flat head screw driver as the seesaw. The tip of the screw driver was filed down to have a sharper point. More specifically a flatter edge. No need to be knife sharp. Just smaller. To protect the edge of the case and the black portion, I used a metal putty knife to cover the area while i used it as a fulcrum. Careful while pulling up. At times I did not look carefully and almost started pulling up on the web of aluminum instead of the rivet itself. With careful pulling technique you will be able to get all the rivets out and then have empty holes. (This took me a repair or two to figure out correct pulling technique). A1278 keyboard screws will fit in the holes of the rivets.

For someone brave enough to literally rip out the Macbook Air keyboard I hope this helps someone.

Now to find out if the 2011 Macbook Air keyboard is compatible with the 2010 version. I halfway tested already with broken 2011 keyboard. Flex cable fits and computer turns on almost all keys work. Could not test all keys since the broken keyboard only half the keys worked. It appears all the screw holes are the same but I did not see the top portion of the keyboard.

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