I have an iBook G4. I just replaced the keyboard because the space bar wasn't working correctly anymore. It was a challange to get Apple to agree to fix it, because I was passed the 90 days phone support (but well within the year warranty). Anyway, I got it fixed. Here's the first issue. It was a tight fit getting the new keyboard in. It's in now, but it's not coming out anytime soon. I guess it's good I upgraded my ram awhile ago. Does anyone else here have similar problems with their iBook keyboards being "stuck" in place. I suppose I could use a lever to get it out, but it doesn't need to come out anytime soon, plus I don't want to mar the casing. Or I could pop the f12 and esc keys off, and use the metal hooks as pulling handles. Here's the second issue. I've read various threads over at Apple, and elsewhere, about people having the paint wear off their iBook keyboard letters within a short time. "Apparently" Apple knows about this, it's "supposedly" a widespread issue and Apple "is working" on making better paint in the future. However, the problem with forums is most of the posts come from people with problems--so the problems get amplified, per se. So, my question to you: do the current iBook users here have any problems with the paint on their keyboards? Or does it appear to be an isolated issue? It's been suggested that the letters wearing is the result of lotions, natural skin oils, and not washing your hands. Is this the case, or does Apple really have a real problem? My last keyboard didn't have any wear issues, so maybe I got a "good" batch. I hope my new keys aren't from a "bad" batch. Seeing as how much trouble it was replacing my old keyboard, I don't want to do that again if the letters wear. Another question--I've searched the forum here, and only found about 2 replies about the iSkin Protouch PB keyboard protector. Has anyone here used it? What's the verdict on it? Sorry for the long post. I had a lot to say, and I'm looking forward to your replies.