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#1 Torvald

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 03:57 PM

Hello,

Have been experiencing a problem with the keys on both of my college kids laptop computers.

For some reason (oily fingers?), after only a year of use, the painted-on letters & symbols on some of the keys for both laptops have completely rubbed off.

I bought a small white-paint drawing pen at an arts & crafts store and redrew the missing letters and symbols, but they simply rubbed back off again after only two months.

Any suggestions at what else I could try? For example, would it be safe for me to again redraw the mising info with the white-paint pen and then lightly spray or brush the keys with a clear cover coat paint? Or would I be better off trying to use some sort of stick-on lettering instead?

Any advice and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:37 PM

Replacement stickers

http://www.4keyboard.com/replacement-engli...cker-p-290.html
http://www.datacal.com/c-61-alphanumeric-l...CFSJ25Qod5QLtTw
http://www.thekeyboardcompany.com/keyboard...CFUFM5QodxDySUQ
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Posted 12 March 2010 - 06:39 PM

I would not recommend stick on letters they would just become ripped off and you would be back at the drawing board.
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there is someone that suggests paint and then clear nail polish, i think that would be better than spraying something.

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Posted 12 March 2010 - 09:33 PM

Ebay Stores + $20-$30 = New keyboard
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Posted 23 March 2010 - 04:29 PM

HI,

Have been busy for a bit, so was not able to reply back right away.

Thanks for everyon'e advice.

I think I'll try the cheapest method first - repainting the missing keyboard key letters by hand, letting them dry, and then using some clear nail polish to protect them.

If that fails, I will then go the more expensive route of having the keyboards replaced (I don't feel confident enough to do that myself).

Thanks again.

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