Keys Wearing Off

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

  1. PK! macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

    SpaceKitty

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    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

    rgarjr

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    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

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    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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