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Hey everyone. Well, in attempt to fix my h key (because it was sticking) I somehow managed to break it. I'm copying and pasting the letter for now, but it's so inconvenient. I have a Macbook and since h is a key I use a lot (wouldn't be fussed if it was a key I don't use often), copying and pasting the letters will become tiresome. I'm not really sure how to solve this and I thought I had a USB keyboard lying around, but guess not. So I'm going to purchase an external keyboard unless anyone has other suggestions.

I'm running version 10.4.11 (Tiger, still). I was looking at the keyboards on apple's website.. the wireless one uses bluetooth, which I've never used before. Should I have any problems if I decide to go with that? The external "Apple Keyboard" (not wireless) notes a minimum requirement of v10.5.6 or later, which I obviously do not have. I'm comfortable with what I've been using and do not really wanna upgrade. But why does using a keyboard require that version?

Any other suggestions for a keyboard? Yeah, I feel kind of silly using a MacBook and an external keyboard, but I also think I no longer have warranty. I'm not so computer-savvy (regarding hardware, specs, etc) so I pass on really updating my mac. I'd just like to know which keyboard to order and wanna place it tonight as I have a paper to write by Monday. Any help would be appreciated and thanks for reading this novel. Sorry if any of this is unclear.
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I'm not sure where you got the information that the wired Apple keyboard requires 10.5.6, but their own Store says 10.4.1 or later.
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Oh, I was looking at this one.. but thanks for showing me that one.

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Any suggestions on which I should buy?
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Are you handy with taking things apart? How about just replacing the internal keyboard?

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Sorry, thanks for moving it to the right forum.

I thought about that, but always worry I'll mess up something. I'll consider it as an alternative, though. Thanks for the links.
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There are some nice guides inline for taking it apart and replacing the keboard. I wouldn't think it would be overly difficult. Just take your time and have a nice flat clean workspace.

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