The latest MacBook Pro (17-inch 2.4GHz) has a newer keyboard design with no side tabs. No more need to bend the corners of the keyboard to finesse it into the keyboard well.
Changes between the MacBook Pro (17-inch Core 2 Duo) and MacBook Pro (17-inch) keyboards were improved backlighting, and the re-programming of the caps lock key to fix a developer keyboard mapping issue. Thus, the keyboards among all 17-inch MacBook Pro models are not interchangeable.
17-inch MacBook Pro keyboards utilize flex cables that are incompatible with keyboards from the 15-inch models of the MacBook Pro as well as PowerBook G4s.
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