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Repair information and guides for the updated version of the 2015 Retina MacBook that was released in early 2016. Model A1534 / EMC 2991

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Is it possible to bypass broken power button?

I spilled liquid on my MacBook (yes, I know, no need to reprimand me) and I got it serviced.

Unfortunately, everything that could be done with repairing the power button (which appeared to be the only thing affected) didn’t work as it still turns itself off randomly: the “are you sure you want to shut down…” command keeps appearing and MacBook turns itself off anyway, despite me immediately pressing cancel etc.

At this point, the only solution as the service says is to simply replace the whole keyboard. However, I am unable to handle this expense right now and I got a desperate idea.

Since the spill, I tried to avoid even touching the troublesome button, using only the Restart or Shut down option and opening the lid in order to turn it on again.

This got me thinking, is it possible to simply disconnect the power button completely and use MacBook without it, as i’ve already been doing so?

I know how irresponsible that may seem, but won’t opening the lid still work as a turning on option despite loss of the button?

Thank you so much and sorry if its incoherent, im not a native speaker and English forums are my last chance.

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Sadly, The uppercase will need to be replaced you really can’t replace the keyboard on these. None of the Butterfly keyboards are serviceable on their own.

Sorry there’s no options here, a duck is a duck and only a duck.

Here’s the needed part MacBook 12" Retina (Early 2016-2017) Upper Case with Keyboard and the needed guide Retina MacBook 2016 Upper Case Assembly Replacement

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MacBook 12" Retina (Early 2016-2017) Upper Case with Keyboard

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On one hand when reading your question and @danj answer which is absolutely correct, temptation is to say why bother to add anything to it, since he is pointing to the only right solution here, replace topcase. On the other hand, if there are no money for a replacement part what can be done as a temporary fix ? It may be useless and maybe compromising the keyboard use at all but being the power button the ending corner of the keyboard it might work severing the traces of the keyboard one finds under the butterfly power key. Big caveat is that it’s pure speculation, if you try the solution and it screws the keyboard for good don’t blame me ;)

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pola sarà eternamente grato.
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