Shiny keyboards.

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  1. Boesky macrumors 6502

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  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Depends on the model and you probably want to define "shiny."
     
  3. Boesky thread starter macrumors 6502

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    June MBP. They look shiny, what else you want me to say?
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    June of what year? You're not giving much information. What exactly are you asking?
     
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    It's probably your finger grease.
     
  8. rgarjr macrumors 603

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    Yeah it's normal. These new black keyboard on the unibodies tend to wear out real quick and therefore looking shiny when u look at it at angle at lighting.
     
  9. jfyrfytr25 macrumors 6502a

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    it is normal, but ugly. I learned this with my first uMB from october.

    by the time i sold it half the keys looked like i wiped them down with WD-40.

    that is why i bought a Moshi cleargaurd cover when i bought my June 2009 15" macbook pro.


    P.S. you were extremely vague on your question. in the future maybe give a little more than a sentence fragment in you initial post.

    & don't get pissy when people that are trying to help you ask for some clarification.
     
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    it is when the starter cops an attitude when you try to answer his question.

    "june MBP, what else do you want me to say?"
     
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  15. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    I've never seen it wear out on any of my mac keyboards. I have however seen massive amounts of finger grease on the keyboard keys that make it appear worn and shiny.
     
  16. acfusion29 macrumors 68040

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    Every keyboard wears out quick. It's just harder to see on some keyboards depending on the colour.
     
  17. michael.lauden macrumors 68020

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    i have had my MacBook for about 8 months now and notice the same thing.

    you can definitely notice which keys are worn and which keys aren't (aka ones you don't hit like the right option key for me)

    oils from your fingers also play a role in this, but when your keyboard is clean you can still see the 'shine' or 'wear'
     
  18. Gabriel GR macrumors 6502a

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    They will get even shinnier the more threads you type :)

    Same with my keyboard. It actually helps me type faster and without thinking of the key travel and hand position.
     
  19. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    That's why I like my Apple Wireless Keyboard. Over a year old and still looks like it did out of the box. No noticeable wear at all (check my post count to see I haven't exactly been easy on it!)
     

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