Which replacement keyboard for MBP 2.66-5,1, 2009, MC026LL/A?
Rather than dismantle to find out before I buy, maybe a wise person here can help. My MBP is an early (March to June) 2009 model, 2.66GHz C2D Unibody. According to EveryMac.com specs, this seems to be the only model with number MC026LL/A. According to system profiler, it is Late 2008, 5,1.
However, replacement keyboards listed for MC026LL/A that I've found e.g. on Ebay, specifically say not for Late 2008/5,1 machines, though as far as I can tell, my model is the only one to carry the MC026LL/A part number and EveryMac says, I gather correctly, that it is 5,1. Hence the confusion!
I know the 2.66 model of this era is something of an anomaly, as it was only on the market for 3 months as a replacement to the original 2.53 Unibody. But I notice it has the same superdrive as in the Mid 2009-2010 models (Panasonic). Looking at pictures for keyboards, the significant point of difference is the ribbon cable. The Mid 2009 appears to have a simple right angled cable, whilst the Late 2008 has one that has 'steps' in it. My question is simple - which one is correct for my particular model?