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Mind you this keyboard is less than 1 month old. After only three days of use with my OCN Ducky with the brown switches I noticed the E key had a bit of the raised letter missing. None of the other keys were messed up so I thought it was maybe a manufacturing defect and wrote it off. It happens, you know?

Now the entire C key has almost disappeared and there is a lot of wear on some of the other keys that looks like the letters are actually chipping off. These are most of the keys I primarily use for gaming like the Shift, F, and E keys. None of the blue WASD keys that came along with the keyboard are worn at all.

The wear doesn't look as dramatic in the pics as it does in person. In person it looks like a 5 year old keyboard when you look at the left hand portion, and it is less than one month old.

It might not seem like a big deal to many of you, but for a $110 keyboard ($127 with shipping) I expect a higher degree of workmanship and quality. This keyboard replaced a cheap Dell OEM keyboard I used as my daily for about 6 years, and now it looks older. These keyboards are supposed to last millions of keystrokes and all that nonsense, but what good is that if it looks like an old piece of crap sitting on my desk after only a short time? And to anyone who thinks it may just be dirt, I cleaned the keys to take these pics so that is not the case.

I am disappoint, OCN and Tank Guys. Very disappoint.

Here is my 3 1/2 week old Ducky:





My 6-year-old OEM dell:

Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 4/3/11 at 11:38am
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post #2 of 27
It's hard to see from the pics how bad it is, but no keyboard should wear out that fast. Have you contacted TankGuys to see if you can get replacement keycaps?
     
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just like the steelseries g6v2 keys lettering started to wear after a a week, contemplating just sanding the keys.
post #4 of 27
Slightly OT:
is it this dell keyboard you using?

is it mechanical?
Edited by somebodysb2 - 4/3/11 at 11:46am
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dude just go blank, it sucks that it wears so fast though I would contact tankguys, I don't own a ducky and don't plan on getting one because I want a blank tenkeyless keyboard
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Originally Posted by frigginacky View Post
It's hard to see from the pics how bad it is, but no keyboard should wear out that fast. Have you contacted TankGuys to see if you can get replacement keycaps?
I will contact them, but what good is it if they send me more keycaps that will wear out just as fast? I will probably just bite the bullet and buy an aftermarket set. I just need to do a little more research before I get them so I don't end up in a similar situation.

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Originally Posted by somebodysb2 View Post
is it this dell keyboard you using?

is it mechanical?
Something like that.

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Originally Posted by joelmartinez View Post
dude just go blank, it sucks that it wears so fast though I would contact tankguys, I don't own a ducky and don't plan on getting one because I want a blank tenkeyless keyboard
I might not have a choice soon enough. Shame is they won't wear evenly to keep it looking uniform.
Edited by PhillyOverclocker - 4/3/11 at 11:48am
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post #7 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by mr. biggums View Post
just like the steelseries g6v2 keys lettering started to wear after a a week, contemplating just sanding the keys.
Nothing wrong with g6v1 though. Probably they used g7 material different. As g6 was design to perform always high on trackmania.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joelmartinez View Post
dude just go blank, it sucks that it wears so fast though I would contact tankguys, I don't own a ducky and don't plan on getting one because I want a blank tenkeyless keyboard
Even if you go blank you can't prevent the keys from aging(shininess). OP check out the 3rd post on this thread regarding a fix I resorted to keep it from aging(keyboard stickers).

If you get a replacement keys, which I doubt will happen, then try the transparent stickers I am using on my 6Gv2. It'll keep it from staining, fading, and from shininess. It's a cheap alternative to replacement keycap keyboard set.
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
I will contact them, but what good is it if they send me more keycaps that will wear out just as fast? I will probably just bite the bullet and buy an aftermarket set. I just need to do a little more research before I get them so i don't end up in a similar situation.
Have other people had this problem? Maybe they just got a bad batch or something, and the replacements would be ok. Worth a shot anyway.
     
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post #10 of 27
just push it hard..
itll be normal..
its just the stem is not fitted in 100%
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