Solved keys wearing out on acer laptop

September 9, 2011 at 03:01:10
Specs: Windows XP
My Acer Aspire 5670 has had modest use on emails and hobbiest desktop publishing (I am a pensioner) yet the printing on the keys has worn off - 13 keys no longer have any lettering on thgem - Acer have quoted $109 - I presume this is US$ - when I worked in a busy export office many years ago we had Remington and IBM typewriters that were in continuous use 8 hours a day 5 days a week. The keys never wore out even after ten years of commercial use. I feel that Acer are ripping me off - what does the forum think.

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September 9, 2011 at 04:22:26
This does happen - in our office touch-typers have their keyboards replaced every a couple of months because the letters wear out. (they don't need the letters any more as they touch type :) but we replace them only because we desk-hot-swap and the less advanced users need those letters!

It's the cheapness of the product that causes it, but I've also noticed that some users eat, have oily fingers and then use the keyboard (without washing hands) and the oil causes the letters to wear out even more. (like condoms which dissolve in oils) :s

Keyboard on a laptop can be easily replaced an it shouldn't cost you more than £20 GBP (I don't know how much that is in $$$) :s

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September 9, 2011 at 04:46:26
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Yes they are trying to rip you off. Amazon have them for 16 bucks.

We can not fight new wars with old weapons, let he who desires peace prepare for war - PROPHET.

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September 10, 2011 at 09:22:31
Hi KiwiBarry

look on both ebay and amazon and you will probably find new correct keyboards for your laptop, at vastly less than the Acer price.

Possilby the Acer price includes fitting.

Suggest using google, to find out how to fit the keyboard, There should be both video and instructions available. Generally this is easy.

Please advise back, what you decide. As a matter of interest, where are you located? I am in Hammersmith, West London.

Good Luck - Keep us posted.

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