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I am on my second keyboard in about a year and a half and I am feeling that this one is getting ready to go now. I can't get some keycaps to stay down, the shift key feels like it is going to break and the keyswitches are starting to feel sticky. The last one I had the keycaps wore clear and the screw receptacles pulled through the top

How often do you guys wear out keyboards?

First one was a Saitek Cyborg, this one is a Black Widdow Regular.
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Had this Microsoft natural elite for about 10 years now


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My last keyboard lasted me about 3 years, and by me I mean it still works, just passed down since I got a new better one.
    
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If you are going through keyboards that quickly, it might be more "economical" to get a Steelseries 7G lol.
    
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post #5 of 72
I have never had the chance to wear down a keyboard, usually swap out for something new every couple months Planning on picking up a DAS keyboard and a wasd keyboard next month.
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Never had to replace one. I've got 3 rigs. One rig is rocking a Dell keyboard from late '05, my main is using a 1st Gen G-15 that i've had for about 5 years, and my 2nd main is running a 2nd gen G15.

Somewhere I have an old P2 Dell keyboard and Ball-mouse, but nothing I have has a P2 anymore. They still work, but I have no where to use them.


I am pretty gentle though. A few of my friends pound on theirs hard enough to make it shake. I dont. I type lightly, and play lightly (i.e. I dont press that hard - lowers reaction time).
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back when I used membrane keyboards, depending on the quality 3-8 months. My first mechanical lasted me 2 years + but I decided to get different style switches. I don't plan on replacing this one till it breaks. Which could be never.
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back when I used membrane keyboards, depending on the quality 3-8 months. My first mechanical lasted me 2 years + but I decided to get different style switches. I don't plan on replacing this one till it breaks. Which could be never.
what would happen to them? Did they stop responding to keystorkes or wear down?
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post #9 of 72
buy something that is built more durably [i.e. not razer/saitek products] and you will have it last.

steelseries 6gv2/7g is built like a tank.
    
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post #10 of 72
I recommend you try a mechanical.

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