I’m hard on my laptop keyboard.

That photo is my 3 year old MacBook Pro. Gone are e-r-t-i-o-a-s-h-n plus the Shift key and space bar are showing fatigue. You will see similar patterns on my older 2009 one, and the one before that I managed to crack the shift key.

What the SHIFT Happened?
What the SHIFT Happened? flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

Several people at the Creative Commons summit like Clint Lalonde were horrified fascinated by the specter of my keyboard:

Keyboard of an obsessive blogger @cogdog

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A few months back I did some research to find out of such wear as covered on my AppleCare (not clear from search) which I noted expired in May 2017.

I contacted Apple Support this week by chat, only to find out my calendar error; it expired beginning of May. Oops.

The rep said typed I would have to take it to an Apple Store for an assessment of the repair cost. I asked typed if it could be done in one visit since it’s a 2 hour drive to the nearest one.

He replied typed that it was likely a 3 day turn round on repair.

I sighed typed that my work depends on my laptop and being without it would be challenge (I probably could manage since I have an old spare laptop, but wanted to check the response).

He offered typed I could send it in for mail repair that would be 5-7 days.

I said WTF typed thanks for the information and are you even listening to me I will think about it.

I then went on Amazon and found an $8 solution, the Kuzy Silicone skin, that arrived in my mailbox 2 days later, both days which I had full access to my laptop.

Apple Selfcare
Apple Selfcare flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

It’s a bit different feel, but I am getting used to it. And it has a cool color. And my laptop did not leave home. I see no decrease in my frequency of typos.

Apple Self Care.


Featured image My Worn Keys flickr photo by cogdogblog shared into the public domain using Creative Commons Public Domain Dedication (CC0)

The post "Keyboard Blues" was originally yanked out of the teeth of a rabid chicken at CogDogBlog (http://cogdogblog.com/2017/05/keyboard-blues/) on May 14, 2017.

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