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post #1 of 22
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Hey all,

I got my Filco Ninja Black Tenkeyless Black Switch for over a week and I've noticed that one of my keys(d), has this small spot on it as if it's been worn down.
I thought it was just dirt at first but it's not and it's actually been scratched off or something.

Bought from AusPCMARKET.com.au, not sure what to do, should I message them? - or should I just buy these?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/104PBT-white-printed-keycaps-Keyboard-Filco-Cherry-/300593123335?pt=PCA_Mice_Trackballs&hash=item45fcbf1007#ht_2481wt_1220

I heard the FILCO keycaps aren't as good as PBT keycaps as they are called ABS or something and wear out easily? although i didn't think it'd wear out this quickly - after a week....

My previous keyboard - razer blackwidow ultimate, never had this problem with any of their keys, and I wonder if I hadn't bought the ninja version with the keys printed on the bottom, what it would've looked like after this.

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Thanks in advance
Edited by ich1ban - 3/1/12 at 8:18am
post #2 of 22
That doesn't look like wear and tear. That looks like a defect, or it looks like you (or someone else) spilled some sort of chemical on it. It's not even finger-shaped!

Ask for an exchange with the pictures above attached. What is Filco's warranty like? They might be the ones to contact if you can't get a straightforward exchange.
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post #3 of 22
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I put my hand over the keys like I normally would, and it looks like my nail could've caused it...

it's not something on top, as I've tried to clean/scratch it off. It's like it's showing the layer underneath as the top layer is sort of smooth/glossier

have not spilled anything on it either :S
post #4 of 22
Hey, your forum name steals from my tagline!

Probably you have an acidic body chemistry and it's eating away the UV ClearCoat.

Happens sometimes:

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Das+S+Lasered+Keys+Versus+Filco+Pad+Printed+-+FIGHT
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post #5 of 22
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:S looks exactly like the ones in the photo you linked

I've only had it for a week though, even my older keyboards like the lycosa that scratched away over time last for at least half a year before happening, and i don't ever have long nails either.
post #6 of 22
that looks like a smeg mark to me...

u sure u didn't spill any smeg on it?
post #7 of 22
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:S looks exactly like the ones in the photo you linked
I've only had it for a week though, even my older keyboards like the lycosa that scratched away over time last for at least half a year before happening, and i don't ever have long nails either.

The key shooting methods are not the same - you may find that certain key shooting processes will cause the keys to wear more quickly than others.

RMA as suggested before. If it happens again - you know there's not much you can do about it. Maybe order some other keycaps at that point.
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AusPCMarket offered to send me a replacement key for D, all good, just find it odd that this happened within a week of use.
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Where has your left middle finger been?

Wait. Don't answer that.
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