Uneven Keys on Keyboard

kanpachi

macrumors regular
Original poster
Mar 1, 2005
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Hi,
I was wondering if anyone else had problems on their PowerBook where the keys on their keyboard were uneven. My F7 key looks like its about to fall off, and a bunch of the other keys look like they aren't very securely fastened. They look like they are attached with Elmer's glue or something because the keys all make angles with one another (a good keyboard would have no angle with one another and would be flat). Also, when I depress some keys, it makes this loud clicking noise that sounds like the keys are going to break off the keyboard. I just bought this PB about 3 weeks ago and I have treated it extremely well. Would appreciate some input, thanks.
 

dorqiekat

macrumors 6502a
Jul 3, 2004
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kanpachi said:
Hi,
I was wondering if anyone else had problems on their PowerBook where the keys on their keyboard were uneven. My F7 key looks like its about to fall off, and a bunch of the other keys look like they aren't very securely fastened. They look like they are attached with Elmer's glue or something because the keys all make angles with one another (a good keyboard would have no angle with one another and would be flat). Also, when I depress some keys, it makes this loud clicking noise that sounds like the keys are going to break off the keyboard. I just bought this PB about 3 weeks ago and I have treated it extremely well. Would appreciate some input, thanks.
you might just have to get used to them. I had a sony viao before my PB, and the keys on the sony were very soft and thin. When I used the PB for the first time it felt like I was typing on building blocks that were too loud and clunky. But now, they're perfect and feel so natural.

Or, your PB could have slipped through the cracks and is messed up.

if you live near an Apple store, check out the PB keys there and compare. If you're are extremely different, take it back to the store.
 

john1123

macrumors regular
Jan 26, 2005
246
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Down Under
my mum had the same problem with her ibook. there was something wrong with the keyboard cable, which pushed up the keys. apple replaced it for free & fast
 

mleok

macrumors member
Jan 12, 2005
39
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La Jolla, CA
I've always found the Powerbook keyboards to be excellent. In particular, the uneven keys really sound off-spec, and should probably be checked out. Perhaps posting a photo of the offending function key might help people to determine if you have a defective keyboard.
 

hcuar

macrumors 65816
Jul 23, 2004
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Dallas
I actually have the F7 deal as well... The key is higher than other keys. I've been told previously on this board by a few people that their PB is the exact same.
 
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