Does anyone else have certain keys on the keyboard that look really used and greasy?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by andyACEcandy, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. andyACEcandy macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008
    My spacebar on the left side is greasier/oilier and used than the right side b/c i type incorrectly but faster for me in which I use my left thumb to hit the space bar.

    I know on my old HP laptop, the keys got all oily and greasy looking after a while.

    Is there anything I can do about this? I don't think I can clean it... probably just have to deal with it
  2. celticpride678

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boston, MA
    If you want to try to clean it, take the microfiber cloth that came with the notebook and try to wipe off the grease.
  3. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008
    After some more research, it's just keyboard wear and tear. Aftera lot of use, the friction from your fingers takes away from the original finish of the keyboard material making it look shiny and used.

    Especially on black keyboards
  4. neutrino23 macrumors 68000

    Feb 14, 2003
    SF Bay area
    I have a three year old 17" MBP with silver keys. It is a great keyboard and the keys have lasted way longer than those of any laptop I've ever had. The keys on my previous Powerbooks were so worn they looked like I was using a Cyrillic keyboard.

    Even so, two keys on my current keyboard had become worn and the letters were really fuzzy and not crisp. I took this to the local Apple store and they replaced these keycaps with keycaps taken from dead keyboards they kept in the back for just such an occasion. Sooo, if it gets really bad you might try the same thing.
  5. andyACEcandy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 11, 2008
    Awesome advice man!!!

    Do you have applecare though? Because I don't (for now anyway until my 1 year thing ends)

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