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Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

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My dog frequently thinks it would be a good idea to walk on my computer while I'm trying to use it. This time, when I pushed her off, she pulled of the Q key. The button itself has one of the hook thingys broken. Will a keyboard listed for a 14" G4 work with a 14" G3? Are the keyboards different sizes for the 12" and 14" iBooks?
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I believe they are all the same size. Not sure if the G3 keyboard will work in a G4. The G3s have clear/frosted keys, and the G4s have white keys. But thay might be the only difference.

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Why buy a whole new keyboard when you can order just the replacement for the key you need?

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Thanks D3 for the link. Are the 12" and 14" keyboards the same size, though?
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and thus a 12" G3 iBook keyboard would be compatible with my computer?
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Which is easier to do, install a new keyboard or fix the key? I have "fat fingers" and the pieces inside the keys are awfully small. I found a keyboard for my computer on eBay with a buy it now price of $33. I found a replacement key including the two inside pieces for $9. Of course, I'd rather pay $9 than $30.
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I've decided to just purchase a replacement key. Can anyone answer my question about the compatibility of the keyboards between 12" and 14" G3 iBooks, though? Also, between G3 and G4 iBooks?

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Can anyone answer my question about the compatibility of the keyboards between 12" and 14" G3 iBooks, though? Also, between G3 and G4 iBooks?
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Please note that the white iBook G3 keys are different than the white iBook G4 keys. We do also sell the G3 iBook keys.
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Right, it says that the keys are different in that they are solid white, not translucent. That doesn't mean that they wouldn't work. I have no doubt as to the compatibility of the keys. I am wondering about the compatibility of the keyboard. I actually like the solid white better, and I'm interested in the possiblity of using a solid white keyboard instead.

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I received my replacement key yesterday and it fits and matches perfectly. D3, thanks for the link. Anyone know anything about my compatibility question?

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