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@marguicha (106347)
Chile
January 9, 2016 5:58pm CST
At my old keyboard, the letters are just bits of what once was a white line. I didn´t care much as I never used it. But now that my laptop is dead, I have to use this one all the time. And sometimes I see a U instead of an I or a p instead of an o. Today, my friend Dixie came and took my laptop to the technician she knows. I hope he can fix it. Meanwhile, I will try to find an old white marker and write down the letters of the keyboard. When it is dry, an carefully, I will cover it with tranparent nail polish. Do you fix your old keyboards or do you just buy another one?
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@louievill (20379)
• Philippines
10 Jan 16
I'd probably just smash it against our concrete post no seriously instead of using markers and nail polish, a neater way to do it is cut letters from a thick and smooth magazine, paste it on the keyboard, apply pvc or Elmer"s glue and wait for it to dry and form to a hard transparent film. I seldom buy. one of the things i do is buy junk and scraps so there's a lot i can reuse from our junk yard.
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@marguicha (106347)
• Chile
10 Jan 16
Your idea of letters from a magazine is wonderful! Thanks friend. I hate to buy things if I can fix old ones.
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@jaboUK (55157)
• United Kingdom
10 Jan 16
I've only ever had the one keyboard, but it's only 2 and a half years old and all the letters are still legible. I hope you get your laptop fixed.
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@marguicha (106347)
• Chile
10 Jan 16
I hope so too. I don´t have the money to buy a new laptop right now.
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@jstory07 (72444)
• Roseburg, Oregon
10 Jan 16
I know where all the letter are so it does not matter that a few are gone.
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@louievill (20379)
• Philippines
10 Jan 16
I bet you have had formal typing lessons
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@marguicha (106347)
• Chile
11 Jan 16
@louievill I´m sure she has. And I know I haven´t.
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@sharon6345 (147956)
• United States
10 Jan 16
I will pay $40 and the tech will replace the key board for me.
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@marguicha (106347)
• Chile
11 Jan 16
This old computer needs a keyboard that probably is less expensive. But I would not pay $40 for a keyboard to earn a few cents online.
@sharon6345 (147956)
• United States
11 Jan 16
@marguicha I do everything online from shopping and all. I can't find a key board cheaper. if I could I would get it. But,on the other side of the coin I don't know how to install it myself either and I am sure I am paying for his time. My mom never thought she would pay $50 to fix her computer. But,with the $100's she was making it was a no brainer.
@allknowing (73249)
• India
10 Jan 16
I have the m and n missing and this is where I make mistakes specially while typing in the password.
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@marguicha (106347)
• Chile
10 Jan 16
Read good ideas above. I liked louievill´s tip
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@allknowing (73249)
• India
10 Jan 16
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@scheng1 (24741)
• Singapore
10 Jan 16
I have a few keyboards at home. All these were purchased by my family members, and since keyboards hardly get damaged, the unused ones are still unused.
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@marguicha (106347)
• Chile
10 Jan 16
I would have to check on old keyboards. I also have a couple of them at home.
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@JolietJake (51061)
• United States
10 Jan 16
I should have used the nail polish thing. My old laptop has several keys worn off, and I tried using a marker, but that came off really quick as well...
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@marguicha (106347)
• Chile
10 Jan 16
The marker alone does not work. But I have used the nail polish before.
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@santuccie (3374)
• United States
12 Jan 16
I've been touch-typing for most of my life. As long as I can feel the bumps to find the home row, I can type in the dark. :P
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