Apples fiber optic keyboard

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Selfmade, Jul 25, 2004.

  1. Selfmade macrumors newbie

    Jul 14, 2004
    I heard from a friend that over time apple fiber optics keyboard dies out. How true is this?
  2. JFreak macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2003
    Tampere, Finland
    you can break everything if you want, but fiber optics shouldn't just "die" without using some kind of force...
  3. comictimes macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2004
    Berkeley, California
    heh. Was that friend a PC user? my friends blame everything from network problems to computers crashing on macs, and make every probalem seem a hudred times larger than it is. Usually they're just joking around, luckily...
  4. iMeowbot macrumors G3


    Aug 30, 2003
    All LEDs become dimmer over time, but it takes several years (that's years of operation, not just sitting there not running) before they become dim enough to notice. Optical sensors can become less sensitive over the years too. The whole computer will be very old and tired by the time it becomes really noticeable.

    Even if some nasty accident befell the backlight, the keyboard itself is pretty much the same as any other and should keep on working.

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