Do You USE a KEY on your KEYBOARD more than OTHERS? and now it is WORN/BROKEN??

United States
February 27, 2007 9:18am CST
Do you use a key on your keyboard more than others, perhaps it is the "T" for the "F" key and the letters are worn off or perhaps they have broken. Seems I go through keyboards in just a few months, already gone through 2 keyboards this year, anybody else have those problems or situation?? Before I replaced my last keyboard the F and the T keys letters were completely worn off.
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8 responses
@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Let me see... I, L, N, S, A, E, O are all worn off. We have had this keyboard for two of us to use for about 2 years and soon we will get another. One of those divided ones. Keys for each particular hand. We have shook this keyboard out regularly and kept it as clean as we could. So it has lasted us through writing a couple of books and all the things we do online again for two of us.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
Wow, that's alot, when I wore off the other letters on my other keyboard in only a year the tech that replaced it was surprised and said something about me typing alot .. like duh .. thanks for responding ~!
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I've gone through a lot of keyboards over the years but never had a particular key break on me. You did however cause me to have a very scary thought - as many keyboards as I've replaced what happens now I have a laptop? Will have to replace it a couple times a year? Oh now :(
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• United States
27 Feb 07
All I have worked on for the past 6 years is laptops, and althought it is not as easy to replace one as the desktop they are replaceable, I have gone through 3 in one year
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@lillake (1634)
• United States
27 Feb 07
Supprisingly no, and really as much time as i spend on the computer I would think I would. But so far my keyboards are holding out pretty good.
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• United States
27 Feb 07
Unsure why my keeps wearing out, perhaps I am too rough on the keys, thanks for contributing
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@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
28 Feb 07
hMMM. I never noticed that on mine. I did notice this on others computors. I think it has a lot to do with how one uses their keys and what is on their hands. If you put a lot of lotion on it will cause the keys to fade and so forth. Or it could just been from tear and wear. I had a type writer for a long time and I did notice that a lot of my key were fading or completly gone. too funny
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• United States
28 Feb 07
Never had one break off, but I have these keys with the paint rubbed off: s,d,f,c,v,e,r,t,y,i,o,p,l,k,j,m,n, shift, tab & enter. The texture on my space bar is rubbed completely smooth from my right thumb hitting it constantly. It's hilarious to watch those that have to hunt n' peck use my computer, hahaha.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I did 7 years on a job & wore the letters off of my "home", I also wore off all the numbers on the number pad, the "x" the "m" the "t r e" and the "o i u". The "x" because I live in Texas & TX is the abriveation for the state & it was important for my job. On this keyboard I've worn the "a & s" almost completely off and half the "d" & parts of the "e c & l"
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@linda345 (2661)
• Canada
1 Mar 07
So far so good with this keyboard but it might die of baby powder failure. I love to put babypowder on after a bath. Always did. As I was sizing up my keys, I see all this white stuff. I give it a blow and almost choke on baby powder. I am going to have to be more careful.
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@claudia413 (4284)
• United States
1 Mar 07
keyboard - I'm always wearing the letters off my keyboard and having to replace it several times a year.
I go through 2 or 3 keyboards a year, and it's always because I've worn the letters off so many keys. Although I don't look at the keys when I type, I still like to see the letters and numbers on the keys. At the present time, I've already worn off the "M" and "N" keys, and the "T" and "D" are almost gone. I've had this keyboard for about 7 months, so that's pretty good for me. Maybe this one lasted longer because it's a Dell and came with my new computer when I got it. I usually just buy a cheap one since I know I'll have to replace it soon.
• United States
19 Apr 07
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