MacBook Air keys
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Oct 2, 2012 7:38 PM Last Post By: Justin23
Sep 29, 2012 9:11 AM
MacBook Air keysOn my last (PC) keyboard I painted the keys with clear nail varnish so that the letters didn't wear out as they did on earlier keyboards. Can anyone who has had a MacBook for any length of time let me know whether the same thing is likely to happen on the Mac keys? It looks like I might be able to just pull them off and add new ones. Is that the case? I'd rather not try and find that it isn't true.
Thanks in advance.
Sep 30, 2012 2:07 AM
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Sep 30, 2012 2:19 AM
3Of course there's something on them .. but it's clear to the let the light shine from below. It's bright in the hotel room I'm in right now and mine is lit up as bright as it can be ... hardly poor light conditions.
I've been using MacBooks from the time they were called Powerbooks ... I have never ... never, seen a key wear off.
Sep 30, 2012 2:21 AM
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Oct 1, 2012 12:26 PM
Oct 2, 2012 4:38 PM
10I've never ever had a laptop keyboard lose the lettering. as for macbooks its back illuminated and the way the keys done, i find it very difficult to see anything rubbing off on them. You can also buy a silicone cover for the keyboard which is a much better solution as it prevents dust etc getting underneath the keys.
Also nail vanish, depending on the type has solvents in them which can melt plastic, and are often listed as a hazardous waste.... hardly enjvironmentally friendly.
Oct 2, 2012 7:08 PM
11I can recommend one of these - http://www.iskin.com/protouch_macbook/
I have one on my old MacBook and use one on my Air - great for keeping the keyboard clean and easy to whip off and clean down when it gets grubby.
Oct 2, 2012 7:38 PM
12As #11 points out a much better solution and what i meant by a silicone skin/cover. They work really well and yoiu are not damaging your device in any way. Who knows what apple or any company might say if they find the keys have been nail varnished and the computer has a fault.....
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