Keys Wearing Off

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by PK!, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. PK! macrumors newbie

    Nov 30, 2009
    I just got my Macbook Pro (13", 2.26 GHz) three weeks ago, and the keys are already wearing through and getting shiny. It's not a live or die situation, it's just really frustrating that the paint on the keyboard can't last longer than a few weeks.

    Is this common with this model? Has anyone else had this problem?
    Or am I just using my Macbook Pro way too much?
    Will Apple replace them? (I don't have AppleCare as of right now!)
  2. harperjones99 macrumors 6502

    Nov 3, 2009
    Are the letters wearing off or do you mean the shiny spots that develop when keys wear over time? Mine wore shiny in two weeks and it's not oil as I have cleaned it well. Seems the plastic isn't real durably finished.

    If the letters were wearing off I'd raise hell for sure.
  3. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2008
    Fort Collins Colorado
    Keys getting shiny from usage is normal. My MBP started doing this especially on the space bar a few weeks after I purchased it. I refuse to get a keyboard protector.

    It's even happened on an HP laptop.

    It's happened on my iMac keyboard as well as a 2007 MBP and a black MacBook so yeah I guess it's pretty normal.
  4. rgarjr macrumors 603


    Apr 2, 2009
    Southern California
    Yes, the shiny keys happen. Any keyboard will do this so..

    At first I was pretty bummed out about it, but just accept it.
  5. neteng101 macrumors 65816

    Jan 7, 2009
    Has anyone actually worn the silkscreening/alphabets/symbols totally off the keys, or just "shiny"? Curious because I do have shiny and I have used keyboards in the past till the letters on them disappeared! :eek:

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