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.
Several people at the Creative Commons summit like Clint Lalonde were
horrified fascinated by the specter of my keyboard:
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.
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.
replied typed that it was likely a 3 day turn round on repair.
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).
offered typed I could send it in for mail repair that would be 5-7 days.
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.
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.