Keyboard cover to solve dust issues?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Allan in T.Dot, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Allan in T.Dot macrumors member

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    This is for those with the 2016/2017 MBP due to the reported issues with dust screwing up the keyboard. Has anyone tried using a keyboard cover? if so, has it helped in any way shape/form?

    YES, I know someone is going to say that a pro, premium machine shouldn't have this problem in the first place, but since there is, I don't want it to be part of the discussion.
     
  2. jerryk macrumors 601

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    There are several threads on this. The bottom line was no or maybe. But the change in feel was annoying.
     
  3. aevan macrumors 68030

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    I made a similar thread with the same question a while ago and the conclusion is that 1. the cover won't help much (in fact it may even help capture dust) and it's not sure if dust is the culprit of certain issues, 2. the cover degrades the feel of the keyboard. So, no, probably not a good idea.
     
  4. MSastre macrumors 6502

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    Keyboard covers are good for inadvertent spills.
     
  5. SurfaceBookUser macrumors member

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    I can't believe Apple has actually convinced so many people that dust is the primary culprit for the keyboard failures.
     
  6. Allan in T.Dot thread starter macrumors member

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    Dust...food...whatever it the problem is, I don't really care.

    I might be stuck getting this laptop soon for work (self purchase) and if I can prevent this issue from happening then I don't quite care. But if the cover won't prevent it then Applecare seems like a good investment if the unit is going to break sooner rather than later.
     
  7. SurfaceBookUser macrumors member

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    I'll clarify. Getting junk stuck under the keys might be a secondary problem experienced by those with really poor hygiene but it's not the primary issue. Apple is using the dust explanation as an excuse to place at least partial blame on the consumers to save their ass.

    The real problem is related to either excessive/prolonged heat warping the key components, or physical wear over time caused by typing. The design/construction is simply flawed.

    So no the keyboard cover won't help, and yes your keyboard will probably fail prematurely.
     
  8. aevan macrumors 68030

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    You don’t know that. But judging from your user name, you’re biased.
     
  9. groove-agent macrumors 65816

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