Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Salvaging The Computer Keyboard


Our computer keyboard is four years old and some of the letters have worn off—it gets used every day. I don’t even notice this but Gerard does because he types with the hunt and peck method. He keeps saying we need a new keyboard, but I really don’t think so. All the keys work so I just stuck some masking tape on the worn keys and wrote the letters on it. I think it’s a great solution which extends the life of our keyboard!

Have you helped your husband lately? Got any tips on how to make something last longer?

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12 comments:

Junk Drawer Kathy said...

That's so funny! You're all set with the extra labels now. No new keyboard necessary. I notice we have some of the same letters wearing off. On mine, it's e, s and n. I wonder why those?

Rebecca said...

I have so many keyboards around the house, that I can't give them away fast enough! Do you want one? LOL. I can mail it to you.

I type hunt and peck, too (a very fast hunt and peck, about 55 words a minute!). But I need a keyboard with keys, so I sympathize with Gerard.

Hey, if you guys change your mind and want a keyboard, I have plenty, and they are in good condition, too!

Sandee said...

I would toss the keyboard and get a new one though. Just for Gerard. Just saying.

Have a terrific day. :)

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BeadedTail said...

That's so funny and also clever! My keyboard is missing letters too but my husband doesn't look at the keyboard when typing so we don't need the letters on them. He knows way more keystrokes and shortcuts on the computer than I do since he's been a computer programmer for so many years.

Mike Golch said...

Here is a web site that you can get sticked for you keys. www.mtc-inc.com.The stickers are a large print type,real easy to use especially if your a hunt and peck type of person like I am.

Mike Golch said...

the product is called ZOOMCAPS.

Lin said...

Oh, that's funny! I don't look at the keys, so that would not bother me. Joe is like Gerard--he uses the hunt and peck method, which drives me NUTS! I tell him that his parents wasted money on his private school education.

Jo-anne (Blossy) said...

You should get one of those new dymo labellers & use that to make the keyboard look 'new'
Oh and my tip for getting things to last longer. Don't let DH (or my kids) use it if you want it to last. They aren't quite so gentle with things like I am.

Sandra said...

This is so funny! The 'n' key tends to wear on my computer as well as the keys on the left hand...side most used, I've noticed. I'm going to either buy a keyboard cover or cover the keyboard with plastic wrap because the keyboard tends to trap cat and dog hay along with other dust. After a while, the keyboard just stops working even after an intense cleaning.
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Mrs4444 said...

Tips that help my husband last longer? Karen, I thought this was a Rated G blog!hahaha (Sorry--I couldn't resist.)

Emily said...

You remind me of myself. If one little thing is broken, I just deal with it. Only one of our two phones work. We just run for the one. Our microwave finally broke, but for years the way you press on the button to open the door didn't work, so I just pulled on the handle. The on/off button on my remote control of my t.v. didn't work so for years I would just go over to the t.v. and press the power button.

And so on!

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