Left "command" key defect? check your keyboard

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  1. stark4, Sep 25, 2011
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    i just noticed that my left side "command" key middle two "mm" letter is darker than the rest of the letters with the backlit on. it's like something is covering the light to go through those two "mm" letter. I also compared it to my right side "command" key and i can really tell the difference because right side command key is normal. I also checked the youtube video of macbook air reviews and also noticed their left side command key.

    Check your keyboard and tell me. if you can't see.. try turn the backlit light to all the way up and you'll start seeing difference between the left side command key and right side. Left side letters "mm" in "command" is darker than the right side.

    let me know


    Thanks
     
  2. macrumors member

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    i see the same thing going on on mine as well.. but it's so subtle and doesn't bother me at all.

    not sure if this is something you would call a 'defect'.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    Mine is perfectly fine, as I suspect 99.999% of them are.

    People spend so much time looking for 'defects'.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    The left control key is darker on the c.
    The left mm in command is also darker.
    I am super picky but this doesn't bother me at all.
     
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    I didn't notice it until last night. I was using my MBA in the dark room and I thought its a dirt on my left command button.. I don't think it will bother me in a long run but I kept staring at that command button every time I turn on the computer.

    What might be blocking that "mm" letter?
     
  6. appleguy123, Sep 25, 2011
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    MIne is like that too. Never noticed it before.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    my "mm" in command is darker. Doesn't bother me at all. It's a long word, it can't all be lit up.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    Wow you're right! I tried it and the "mm" doesn't lit up like the rest of the letters.

    I'll have to drop by the apple store and exchange my 2011 MBA 13'' tomorrow. Time to back-up my files!

    Thanks for the heads up TC.
     
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    i know what you are saying but if you compare it to right side command button it doesn't have that problem.

    don't bother... all the MacBook Airs are like that... but i just wanted to point out to you guys.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    I do believe cardboardGiant was being sarcastic to your OCD observation...
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    I know, I just wanted to say it wasn't that serious a problem. Not one enough to take the computer back.
     
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    get them to change it for one with a UK keyboard layout, its only got 'cmd' and the symbol written on the key :p
     
  13. macrumors 6502a

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    I have the same darker "mm". It was the first thing I noticed when I first used the keyboard in the dark. It's a minor irritation.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    Dangit. I was so loving my new MacBook Air. Now I see only its scars and horrific disfigurement.

    Thanks. Thanks a lot.
     
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    Hee-hee... 2009 Airs FTW :D
     

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    lol im so sorry. i was so happy when i first got my MBA too until i used the keyboard at night.. i couldn't sleep that night because of that so i started looking for unboxing videos on youtube and noticed that all the MBA are like that so i feel a little better now.

    i can't stop looking at the command button every time i used the keyboard at night.. ahh.. :eek:

    sorry guys!
     
  17. macrumors regular

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    You are a master at detecting e-sarcasm.

    +1
     
  18. macrumors member

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    man...talk about OCD. Yikes!
     
  19. macrumors 65816

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    Seriously - this isn't healthy.
     

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