are my keys wearng out?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djvic87, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. djvic87 macrumors regular

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    I've noticed, that on some of my unibody's macbook pro keys are feeling as if they are wearing out. For example, if i press on the "S" key for a long time, push it up and back, I can feel it squeeck or scratch. The keys do work, but this just gets me concerned if it is beginning to get damaged. Is this normal?

    Also, can the keyboard get damaged if someone pushes a key too hard?
     
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

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    you can damage the scissor/spring mechanism in your keyboard by hitting the keys too hard. Also, if you eat over your computer, especially snack foods (more likely to create crumbs/granules) they could also be affecting the keyboard.

    If you don't think you've been beating on the keys and haven't coated it in food, you might contact Apple support or set up an appointment with a Genius at a local Apple Store.
     
  3. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    u probably wont wear out the mechanism, but you will see them wear cosmetic wise which is called the shiny key syndrome.
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    Or "OMGZ HOW DO I CLEEN THE OILYNESS OFF MY KEYS!!1! :eek:"
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Mine definitely squeaks when I type; and I do hammer my keys.

    I guess I'm just missing the Thinkpad keyboard :rolleyes:
     
  6. 7even macrumors 6502a

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    Until you get one that squeaks :D They do sell an external USB one that's identical to the keyboards used on the laptops, by the way.
     
  7. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    Then don't do that. Good grief! :rolleyes:


    ;)
     
  8. alphaod macrumors Core

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    I know; I have one. It's as big as my laptop though… and it's wired.
     
  9. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    *cringes at the thought of anything "Thinkpad"*

    To the OP: Keyboards will wear out over time but it sounds like there may be something under that key. Try some canned air on it.
     

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