Letters wearing out on keyboard

Discussion in 'Computers' started by stonge20, May 19, 2008.

  1. stonge20

    stonge20 New Member

    The letters on my keyboard are gettin fainter and harder to see
    does anyone know a way of making them clear again??

  2. Mirage

    Mirage Administrator Staff Member V.I.P.

    Just learn where the letters all are and you'll be fine.

    Back around 2004 or so I went for a year with a blank keyboard to force myself to learn the letters. You don't need to be able to see them if you learn them. :)
  3. Jakey-D

    Jakey-D Registered Member


    Na, to be honest I think you'd be better off just buying a cheap keyboard.

    Or, you could buy little stick labels and write the letter on it which can then be stuck on the key.
  4. Doc

    Doc Trust me, I'm The Doctor. V.I.P.

    Do you really need to see the letters to type?
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  5. Spackerchip

    Spackerchip Registered Member

    I can support that this works. :lol:

    (Make sure you get the character right first time though)
  6. viLky

    viLky ykLiv

    Put your fingernail on one of the letters and scratch. If a layer if dirt comes off then keep doing it to see if you can see the letter better. If so, do it to each one so they become clear again.

    Some options:

    - Get a keyboard cover so it won't wear out the keys.
    - Get Whiteout and trace each letter, let set and dry!
    - Buy a new keyboard.
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  7. green8659

    green8659 Registered Member

    Are you using a laptop? If not just get yourself a cheap keyboard.
  8. icegoat63

    icegoat63 Son of Liberty V.I.P. Lifetime

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  9. Vidic15

    Vidic15 No Custom Title Exists V.I.P. Lifetime

    You should have had the keyboard cover, but if I ever lose trace of mine, I wouldn't mind since I know where my letters are.
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  10. oxyMORON

    oxyMORON A Darker Knight

    It's kind of the opposite for me. There's a layer of I dunno what on the keys I hardly use. The Caps Lock, Windows logo, row of numbers above the main keyboard, and many of the F6 F7, etc. are all kind of dull and rough.

    There's a shiny spot in the middle of my shift keys, the majority of the letters, backspace, and the bottom half of my delete button is shiny. :D

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