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Keep your keyboard's keys from getting worn out
Authored by: Reaperducer on Apr 30, '13 04:50:41PM

I have this problem on all of my MacBook Pros with the silver keyboard. On all of them the E, S, A, C, N, M, Tab, Left Shift, and Left Command keys get completely scratched off. On one computer it was so rapid that the people at the Apple Store replaced it for free when I brought the computer in for another problem.

My new MacBook Air has the black chicklet keyboard. We'll see if it suffers a similar fate.



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Keep your keyboard's keys from getting worn out
Authored by: ms_t_rie on May 01, '13 06:17:43AM

I had the same problem with my old Powerbook and the previous Macbook Pro, but I also had long nails at the time, which is what I thought was causing the issue. I've had my current Macbook Pro (with the black keys) for a few years without anything happening to the keys, I figured it was the nails causing the issue, since I decided to cut them down. Though I don't doubt the key material is helping as well, key design is definitely a factor. I've never had keys from the older keyboards from the 386 PCs on up, just on laptops. I haven't used any of the newer external keyboards, so I can't say for sure on those.



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