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Apple announced the Retina MacBook 2015, model A1534, on March 9, 2015 to launch on April 10. It has a new unibody construction and includes an updated trackpad, keyboard, and Retina display.

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Space bar key replacement

Hi folks !

I'm trying to replace my spacebar key but i cant put it right, it won't click after the key stay pressed... I have bought a new spacebar key on the internet but i cant find any tutorial to do that correctly...

It seems there is a guide here: Retina MacBook 2015 Keyboard Key Replacement but i cant access it ...

If someone can help me !

Many thanks

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Hi, thanks everybody ! I've already seen this older topic and also the video but with the topic the key stay pressed after I put it and on the video the guy show us other keys than the space bar. For other keys no problem it worked for me but just for the spacebar I am stuck...


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See this answer for the 12" machine:

How to replace MacBook 2015 12 inch spacebar

Here's a video on it:

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Go to this site: MacBook Pro Retina Keycaps to ID your keyboards construction and make sure you got the correct part (there are three different versions).

As to putting it on it's a bit tricky!

The J & K types have a wire bale which needs to be caught in the slot and the two white plastic hinge pieces need to be mounted to the base, then you put on the keycap and bale wire.

The L type is a snap on too but you need to take the white plastic hinge off of the black of keycap and first get it to snap in before you place the space bard keycap on.

Here's a good vid: How to remove and clean Macbook Pro keyboard keys the last part goes into the space bar.

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yeah but this video is for a macbook pro and i have the macbook 12" with butterfly keyboard so that's not the same way to put the space bar key...


Opps! My bad, I should clean my glasses ;-}

Somehow I read MacBook Pro here and jumped that way. Yes, this is a very different animal!

Sorry to say I haven't worked on one so I really don't know. Lets see if someone else here will speak up.


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I went to Apple after I spilled a few drops of sticky liquid on the keyboard. Only the spacebar is sticking. They only tried to surface clean (and not didn't even do that well), didn't remove the keys, and told me you're SoL use it where you have to pound on the spacebar to get it to work or pay $700. This was my last straw with Apple. When their own Geniuses can't do a simple thing like clean a key, I'm out.

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