As long as the keyboard still works, you can find a way to mark those keys again. This guide is about replacing worn off keyboard letters.
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Black keyboard: Silver Sharpies. It's not as neat as the stickers, but cheap. Silver Sharpies are great for writing on black surfaces (putting kids names on stuff, etc.)
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Here are questions related to Replacing Worn Off Keyboard Letters.
Does anyone have a suggestion for replacing the letters on the keyboard? The most used ones which in my case are a, s, d, e, r, and t are almost completely gone.
By glo from Rockford, IL
Well, this problem is NOT just a Dell problem! I bought my first PC in 2/2004. It was an eMachine! The keyboard was tan & I never had a problem with the keys wearing off! I bought a Microsoft keyboard approximately 2.5 yrs ago. The letters started wearing off, so, I later bought a Logitech.....same problem.
Last year I bought an HP desktop & the keyboard started to wear off. I did get hold of them & they sent me a new one......it started wearing off, too! Then In Dec. 2010, I bought an HP laptop & it did the same thing! I was told to send it in & HP replaced the keyboard last week!
Now I am wondering how long before this one starts wearing off! So, it's not just a Dell problem! They are making everything cheaper, now, & we are made to pay for it! That being said, HP has great customer service! when I got my laptop back last week, I called & told them nothing was done about the battery that lost it's charge in 1 1/2 to 2 hours. I am to receive a new one later today!
I was just wondering if anyone has the same problem as I do. Some of the letters on my keyboard have been rubbed off. I have tired to mark some of them with Wite Out and they just rubbed back off. It is mostly the keys on the right hand side of the keyboard that have been rubbed off.
Any help with my problem would be appreciated as I have to look at my keyboard from time to time. Thanks so much.
By Mary from Mendenhall, MS
I also have the same problem. I live with it until I can't live with it any more then I go buy a new key board. Usually they cost 10 bucks.
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The letters on my brand new Dell keyboard are wearing off. Anyone have an idea of how to stop this? I tried clear nail polish.
Linda J from NY
You could print out a cheat sheet of where the keys are on the keyboard to help you in the meantime.
Of course no eating at the computer, no hand lotion and toweling off your hands occasionally might help prevent faster wear. Also you might change your passwords (which you should do anyway) so the same keys aren't being used as the ones that wore off first. I still think that that is much too soon for them to have worn off in the first place. Good luck to you. (10/05/2008)
The stickers are good quality with a non-glare matte finish. I especially liked the free shipping. I've seen some of the cheap sticker sets that are printed on thin vinyl that won't last very long. As they say, you get what you pay for. It's so much easier to put the stickers on than having to return or replace the keyboard. (11/10/2010)