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iNub
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Oct 17, 2002, 03:31 PM
 
I have a spare iBook keyboard. I will send people replacement keys for free. Just post the key you need in this thread, so I can mark it. Then private message me your mailing address and the key you want. It will be sent within a few days.

The keyboard itself is nonfunctional, sorry. This is just good for key caps and scissors.

edit: This is for a dual usb iBook, I'm not sure if the keys will work with a Clamshell.

It might help to email me at nub at comcast dot net, because as a few people who have requested keys from me know, I have a terrible memory.



edit: I found a host for this image.

(mods: thanks)
( Last edited by iNub; Nov 14, 2002 at 04:17 PM. )
     
Steve
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Oct 19, 2002, 04:05 PM
 
I just got the delte key from iNub.

Thanks a lot bro! Very helpful and saved myself some cash.

and a free *bump*

PS - If you ever need a favor, shoot me an email and I'll see what I can do for you.

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Oct 20, 2002, 09:58 PM
 
Stuck. A noble service this is.
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voodoo
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Oct 21, 2002, 09:48 PM
 
I could use the arrow keys and the stuuf under them (you know the things that hold them to the plate of the keyboard... plastc things... brak easily)

I would appreciate it immensely.
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iNub  (op)
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Oct 21, 2002, 10:19 PM
 
Originally posted by voodoo:
I could use the arrow keys and the stuuf under them (you know the things that hold them to the plate of the keyboard... plastc things... brak easily)

I would appreciate it immensely.
Sent scissors as requested in your PM.
     
voodoo
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Oct 21, 2002, 10:23 PM
 
Originally posted by iNub:


Sent scissors as requested in your PM.
Thank you very much! That was nice! Much abliged.

I am looking forward to fix my iBook. (My iBook says hi, btw )
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iNub  (op)
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Oct 21, 2002, 10:57 PM
 
OK, I just realized how expensive this can get for me. So, from this post on, I'm going to have to ask for a self addressed stamped envelope sent to me, and I'll return that envelope with your keys in it.

For anybody unfamiliar with the idea of what I'm doing, do this: Address one envelope to me as if you were sending me a normal letter. Address one envelope to yourself (make sure this one has stamps on it, and don't seal it), and put the second envelope in the first. Then mail that to me. I will return your envelope, but the keys will have magically appeared.

I just sent an envelope to voodoo, and that cost me about a dollar. Not much money to most people, but I'm unemployed right now, so...

Either way you look at it, though, this is tons cheaper than being raped by pbparts.

LaxPLR (you know who you are), when you get my email, you are a special circumstance because I didn't tell anybody about that beforehand. That's why it's somewhat different for you.
     
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Thanks for being a good samaritan. I gave a useless, 333-megahertz PowerBook to Victor who has restored it to almost-new condition and is using it extensively. In the MacNN community, if you give a little, you get a little. You know, actually, I have yet to get a little, but I still give notwithstanding.
     
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Oct 22, 2002, 01:48 AM
 
Just kidding, Victor. Thanks for putting up with me and fixing my PowerBook's LCD.

Here's a shameless plug: Victor Marks offers extraordinary PowerBook and iBook service at extremely low costs relative to Apple and Pbparts.com. He likes Pbparts, but frankly, I don't think anyone could do the job better than [email protected].

Oh, and if you're in his district in North Carolina, vote libertarian!
     
iNub  (op)
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Oct 25, 2002, 04:16 PM
 
OK, I made a mail filter to put the key requests in their own folder. So if you could just put "key request" in the subject of any mail requesting a key, I'd really appreciate it.
     
cambolo
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Oct 27, 2002, 06:57 PM
 
My thanks to Nub. Hope to repay the favor in some fashion.
     
voodoo
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Nov 4, 2002, 04:39 PM
 
I got the scissor in the mail today! Thanks iNub!! I owe you one..

You are a pretty froody dude!
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ryju
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Nov 12, 2002, 08:20 PM
 
I'm sorry, but what do you mean by "scissors" in relation to these keys?
     
voodoo
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Nov 13, 2002, 12:53 AM
 
Originally posted by ryju:
I'm sorry, but what do you mean by "scissors" in relation to these keys?
the things that hold the keyse up on the keyb. Easily broken.
I could take Sean Connery in a fight... I could definitely take him.
     
Mistah_P
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Nov 13, 2002, 09:37 PM
 
Sorry,
I didn't see that you posted this before I posted my KB in the marketplace. My wrong, I didn't check. I must say you are a little less onerous than me.. Good for us!
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fade
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Nov 13, 2002, 10:12 PM
 
At the risk of sounding like an opportunistic newbie, still got the Return/Enter key?
     
iNub  (op)
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Nov 14, 2002, 04:09 PM
 
Originally posted by fade:
At the risk of sounding like an opportunistic newbie, still got the Return/Enter key?
yep, look at the picture up at the top of this thread

Edit: Are you the person that emailed me about this key?
( Last edited by iNub; Nov 14, 2002 at 04:20 PM. )
     
iNub  (op)
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Nov 14, 2002, 04:23 PM
 
To the person that sent me the $10:

Thanks a million for the money, but I really didn't need it.

I'm sending the key today, using the fastest service I can get for $10 or less (get it, get it? ) to get it to you.

edit: OK, I lied but I didn't mean to. My dad picked up the envelope on his way to the post office and mailed it before I got a chance to tell him otherwise. Sorry about that. But it should be there in a few days.
( Last edited by iNub; Nov 14, 2002 at 11:10 PM. )
     
bevo
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Nov 16, 2002, 12:14 AM
 
do you by chance have the scissor part left for the delete key? mine broke tonight :|1
     
iNub  (op)
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Nov 16, 2002, 12:54 AM
 
Check your PM.
     
Cipher13
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Nov 17, 2002, 08:35 AM
 
FYI, scissors for the delete key and tab key are interchangeable.

At work, the most often stolen key is delete... So I just stick tab keys on (we run out of delete keys way too quickly )
     
iNub  (op)
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Nov 17, 2002, 06:29 PM
 
LOL, people just steal the delete key for no good reason?
     
Cipher13
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Nov 19, 2002, 10:57 AM
 
Originally posted by iNub:
LOL, people just steal the delete key for no good reason?
Eh, it's a high school. Years 7-12 students.

They're all bloody juvenile delinquents (in training). I hate kids...
     
iNub  (op)
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Dec 3, 2002, 08:05 AM
 
( Last edited by iNub; Jan 24, 2003 at 07:13 PM. )
     
iNub  (op)
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Dec 3, 2002, 08:22 AM
 
( Last edited by iNub; Jan 24, 2003 at 07:13 PM. )
     
Mistah_P
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Dec 4, 2002, 12:36 PM
 
iNub,
Might be interested in that and the cd-rom; and maybe the power yoyo too!

Thnx!
( Last edited by Mistah_P; Dec 4, 2002 at 04:11 PM. )
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Mistah_P
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Dec 4, 2002, 12:40 PM
 
... And maybe the HD, too... ;-)
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iNub  (op)
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Dec 6, 2002, 05:44 PM
 
You mean you want all of the parts? Or ... I'm not sure what parts you're referring to. Drop me a line at nub at comcast dot net and we could work something out.
     
lAwrencex
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Dec 7, 2002, 12:54 AM
 
hey, will the right shift key work in place of the left shift key? mine broke yesterday while i was trying to clean it and i saw your post and it was a godsend.. let me know.
     
iNub  (op)
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Dec 7, 2002, 10:07 AM
 
Yep, check your email.
     
lAwrencex
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Dec 8, 2002, 02:19 PM
 
hey, i never got your e-mail.. maybe something got messed up, try again. my address is [email protected]
..thanks again
     
ThisGuy
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Dec 12, 2002, 09:33 AM
 
I may have access to two spare Powerbook keyboards(One Bronze missing the #5 and one Gigabit missing the right hand Shift key). Could these contain parts that are of use to anybody here?
     
iNub  (op)
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Dec 12, 2002, 08:43 PM
 
Originally posted by ThisGuy:
I may have access to two spare Powerbook keyboards(One Bronze missing the #5 and one Gigabit missing the right hand Shift key). Could these contain parts that are of use to anybody here?
Are they working parts? You might want to post them in the Buy/Sell if they are, they're worth quite a bit of money if they still work. Missing keys are trivial, they might knock 20% off the price you would get for a full keyboard. Still, you could probably get like $80-100 for them.
     
icruise
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Dec 24, 2002, 07:04 AM
 
I have some Japanese iBook and PowerBook keyboards, as well as a lot of case parts for sale. See my marketplace forum post:

http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.p...hreadid=137370
     
blackgasmask
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Jan 12, 2003, 05:58 PM
 
I could use the F11 key, I'll send you an email.
thanks!
     
iNub  (op)
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Jan 13, 2003, 10:52 PM
 
I think it's time I updated that picture.
     
Deadline
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Jan 23, 2003, 06:27 PM
 
if you still have that cdrom ill take it.. lemme know.. i cna paypal
     
iNub  (op)
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Jan 24, 2003, 07:10 PM
 
my ibook is working again, sorry.
     
Deadline
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Jan 25, 2003, 01:35 AM
 
lol.. mine isnt.. ive had nothing but problems.. CDrom broke.. battery dies @ 70% WHY ME!
     
iNub  (op)
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Jan 28, 2003, 09:00 PM
 
Sounds like you my have a lemon. Or, like me, you're too abusive towards your computers and they have short life spans.
     
MUGlover
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Feb 8, 2003, 11:22 AM
 
I could use the Option key (not the scissors). I will E-mail you. Thanks very much!
     
dole
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Feb 11, 2003, 05:33 AM
 
I could use the A key. Thanks so much.
     
Capmzapm
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Feb 24, 2003, 09:56 PM
 
Hi I really could use one of the command and the enter key I have been trying to find one and thank goodness for people like you (only in the Apple world)YEA!!!
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Wixar
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Mar 11, 2003, 06:22 PM
 
I need the spacebar, both scissors and key. My superglue hack just doesn't feel right. I'll e-mail you.

Thanks in advance!
     
forkies
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Apr 17, 2003, 03:37 PM
 
Quite a while ago I sent an envelope with another stamped enveloped inside it. Have you gotten it, inub?

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iNub  (op)
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Apr 20, 2003, 10:55 PM
 
This thread can be deleted now, the keyboard is gone.
     
carnagex2000
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Apr 27, 2003, 05:08 PM
 
I was wondering if you still had the scissors for the brightness up and down. If you do, please let me know what you want for them, and how much for shipping.
You can PM me or email me at:
[email protected](nospam)yahoo.com

thanks..
     
Chazzmandu
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Jun 1, 2003, 07:37 AM
 
Thanks!
If still available, I could use the Lock that sits between the Up Volume and the NumLock keys. Will send private email next.

Thanks much!
     
Mulattabianca
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Jun 4, 2003, 12:21 PM
 
would you by any chance have esc-key? or *ANY* key between esc and f12? my esc is killed, but as the size of it is equal to any of the f-keys, any f-key would do as well.
::1 ::2 ::3 ::
     
blackbird_1.0
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Jun 15, 2003, 06:14 AM
 
i wish i cud find some glow in the dark keys to replace all my old ibook ones...
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