Michael Tsai – Blog – Unreliable MacBook Pro Keyboards
This is a lesson in Design for Repairability. While Repairability isn’t a term often associated with modern day consumer electronics, over here repairable keyboards would have done a good deal of good to the users who would otherwise need to pay $700 to replace the entire bottom half of their laptop, just because one of the keys got stuck/popped out.
Newer MacBook keyboards address the problem previous macs had, but they don’t address the repairability issue. I’m hard pressed to think how this won’t get changed with the 2018 MacBook lineup. Better Keyboards are good, but keyboards that don’t cause a $700 catastrophe because of an ill functioning key will be even better.