Butterfly Key & Keyboard Replacement on a MacBook
MacBook laptops manufactured between 2016 and 2019 used a Butterfly keyboard system. The design is prone to issues, which can be double taps, the keys falling off or just non responsive when typing.
If the keys are simply broken or missing but the underlying mechanism is intact we can replace the keys quite cheaply.
This is quite effective if the damage is minimal.
If the underlying mechanism is broken we need to replace the whole keyboard & backlight. This option can cause slightly more travel on the keys as the frame is not designed to be repaired, it is also not as durable as solution 3 below.
Complete top case replacement. We remove the logic board and transplant it to a new top case / frame. As this is a factory fitted part the alignment & key feedback is 100% as new.
The added benefit is the MacBook top cases come with the track pad and a new touch bar.
This option provides the best cosmetic & functional outcome and is what we recommend at all our insurance & corporate customers.
It is also the only option if the damage is due to liquid exposure or food / debris.