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Do you think my 6Gv2 will last 2-3 years at least before getting another keyboard? Do they last longer than rubber dome keyboards?

Also, not that I want to, but is it possible to switch the type of switches you have under your keys?
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Well, My 10$ keyboard is 5 years old so i say 10 years at the MINIMUM.
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2-3 years? No problem. As long as you take proper care of it(just like with anything), it will last forever.
    
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Originally Posted by Hysteria~;14554858 
2-3 years? No problem. As long as you take proper care of it(just like with anything), it will last forever.

Yeah, I take extremely good care of my things. I have never spillt water or anything on any keyboard.

I was more concerned about switches stopping to work.

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When our civilization falls, and future archaeologists examine our computers, there will be two kinds of computers: those with working keyboards and those without. The ones that work will be the ones with mechanical keyboards, the ones that don't work will be Macs.
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Mechanical keyboards usually have a longer lifespan than rubber domes. I've seen Cherry keyboards working after 20 plus years without any issues at all.
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post #7 of 45
Yeah you won't have to worry about it wearing out.

The switches are replaceable, with a little bit of soldering knowledge. I hear it only needs basic soldering skills.
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I don't think keyboards really break much, but if one button died, then it gets annoying. Just don't spill water on it!
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The trusty IBM Model F that I use on my desktop will be turning 27 this October.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ch_123;14555411 
The trusty IBM Model F that I use on my desktop will be turning 27 this October.

It's got me beat by a few years.

I'm still hoping to outlast it. tongue.gif
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