Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Aug 29, 2008
    Posts
    5
    macbook keyboard compatability
    I have a white macbook 1.83mhz running 10.4.11 which I bought mid 2006. I've had the same problems as many in that the top case has over time both split and discoloured. As a brand new replacement is a bit pricey, I've found one second hand for a fraction of the cost. The problem I have though is that before I bought it, I didn't check the keyboard layout. Everything is the same except for the F keys. The new keyboard (2008 model I think) includes the additional media keys (rwnd, play and ffwd on F7, 8 and 9) and newly-labeled keys for Exposť and Dashboard on F3 and 4, along with the volume keys being on F10, 11 and 12 instead of 3, 4 and 5 on my old one. My question is, if I connect this 2008 keboard/topcase to my 2006 macbook, will it confuse it? Will volume still be controlled from the original F keys or the new ones? Have I bought a turkey?
    Thanks

  2. #2

    cwa107's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 20, 2006
    Location
    Lake Mary, Florida
    Posts
    26,926
    Specs:
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Quote Originally Posted by yeletah View Post
    I have a white macbook 1.83mhz running 10.4.11 which I bought mid 2006. I've had the same problems as many in that the top case has over time both split and discoloured. As a brand new replacement is a bit pricey, I've found one second hand for a fraction of the cost. The problem I have though is that before I bought it, I didn't check the keyboard layout. Everything is the same except for the F keys. The new keyboard (2008 model I think) includes the additional media keys (rwnd, play and ffwd on F7, 8 and 9) and newly-labeled keys for Exposť and Dashboard on F3 and 4, along with the volume keys being on F10, 11 and 12 instead of 3, 4 and 5 on my old one. My question is, if I connect this 2008 keboard/topcase to my 2006 macbook, will it confuse it? Will volume still be controlled from the original F keys or the new ones? Have I bought a turkey?
    Thanks
    I believe the key assignments will stay the same as I don't think those assignments are hardware driven. Of course, you should be able to change the functionality to suit the new keys within System Preferences => Keyboard & Mouse.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

    https://youtu.be/KHZ8ek-6ccc

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Keyboard Compatability
    By Honduras2811 in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-08-2014, 04:43 PM
  2. iMac G3 Keyboard Compatability
    By TheInternaut in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-09-2011, 11:54 PM
  3. iBook Model: M6497 Keyboard Compatability Help
    By nikolitesla in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 08-31-2011, 01:48 AM
  4. macbook/project compatability
    By lexileigh in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-21-2010, 05:37 AM
  5. MacBook RAM + HD compatability?
    By afro_thunder in forum Apple Notebooks
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-22-2007, 07:35 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •