How to Replace Spacebar on Your MacBook Pro?

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Are you having trouble with your MacBook Pro’s spacebar? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many people experience a malfunctioning spacebar that can be incredibly frustrating. Fortunately, there is a solution – replacing the spacebar.

Replacing a spacebar on a MacBook Pro is an easy process that doesn’t require any special tools or knowledge. However, before getting started it’s important to understand how the spacebar works and why it might need to be replaced.

The spacebar on a MacBook Pro is secured in place with clips mounted underneath. As you type, the pressure of your fingers pushes down on the clips and forces them apart, which allows the key to move freely and register your keystrokes. Over time, these clips can become worn out or broken, resulting in an unresponsive or sticking spacebar.

Fortunately, replacing the space bar is relatively simple and cost-effective. All you need to do is purchase a new replacement part from an Apple Store or online retailer. Prices for replacement parts vary depending on the size and condition of your laptop but typically range from around $125 to $600-$1,300 for parts damaged by water or other liquids.

Once you have your replacement part in hand, all that’s left to do is remove the old space bar and install the new one. To remove the old space bar from your laptop keyboard, start by gently prying up around its edges with a small flathead screwdriver or similar tool until it comes loose from its mounting clips. Once removed, you can slide in your new replacement part and secure it into place with its mounting clips.

And that’s all there is to it! Replacing a MacBook Pro’s Space Bar should take no more than 15-20 minutes and will restore full functionality to your keyboard so you can go back to typing as normal without any problems.

Fixing the Spacebar on a Mac

If you are having trouble with your Mac’s spacebar not working, there are a few things you can try to fix it. First, check that the spacebar is not physically stuck or damaged. If it appears to be fine, then you can try disabling “Full Keyboard Access” in macOS System Preferences > Accessibility > Keyboard. Uncheck the box next to Enable Full Keyboard Access and this should fix the issue. If that does not work, you may need to reset your NVRAM or PRAM, by shutting down your Mac and then pressing and holding Command + Option + P + R keys until you hear two startup chimes. Finally, if none of this help, you will likely need to take your Mac to an Apple store for service.

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Removing the Spacebar on a MacBook Pro

Yes, you can remove the spacebar on your MacBook Pro. To do so, start by gently prying underneath it to free it from the clips that secure it in place. Be sure to exercise caution when doing this, as too much force can damage the keyboard or other components of the laptop.

Cost of Replacing Keyboard on MacBook Pro

Replacing the keyboard on a MacBook Pro can range in cost depending on the type of repair needed. If the keyboard is simply malfunctioning and requires a simple replacement, you can expect to pay around $125 at an Apple Store or authorized service provider. However, if your keyboard has been damaged by water or other liquids, the repair could cost anywhere from around $600-$1,300 depending on the size and state of your laptop.


In conclusion, replacing a MacBook Pro spacebar is relatively easy and inexpensive, as long as it is done properly and safely. If the spacebar is damaged due to liquid damage or other causes, it can be costly to repair and may not be worth the expense. In any case, disabling “Full Keyboard Access” should fix any spacebar issues without needing to replace the part.

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Sanjeev Singh

Sanjeev is the tech editor at DeviceMAG. He has a keen interest in all things technology, and loves to write about the latest developments in the industry. He has a passion for quality-focused journalism and believes in using technology to make people's lives better. He has worked in the tech industry for over 15 years, and has written for some of the biggest tech blogs in the world. Sanjeev is also an avid photographer and loves spending time with his family.