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Red Wine Risotto, Sausage, & White Beans; QWERTY woes — 4 Comments

  1. I have an old IBM M10 keyboard, I’m sure you know the one I mean? The only one with buckling spring keys that, if in pristine condition (which mine is) sells for hundreds on eBay. I won’t be selling it any time soon. I still use it when I have a lot of work to do. I move my laptop to the table rather than my lap, plug that keyboard in, and am back in keyboard heaven. 🙂

    I spilled coffee on this keyboard (the laptop one) about 8 months ago. The older Toshiba, which this is, had an almost waterproof bladder behind the keys. Almost. It’s slowly been degrading over time. The Q and X only work when they want to, sometimes I get several of the same letter in a word, sometimes half the letters don’t work. It was an annoyance so I bought a bluetooth keyboard that would fit over this one. That worked okay, but was cumbersome and if I moved wrong, it slipped off the built in keyboard. Next, I bought a new keyboard to replace this one. I didn’t really read the iFixit instructions until after it came, but I have to tear the laptop down to the shell to replace it. I’ve replaced hard drives, memory, power plugs, fans, touchpads, almost everything one can replace on a laptop, but I’ve never had to take it this far apart.

    I’m still using the original laptop keyboard. *sigh*

  2. I had a microsoft ergonimic with customizable keys. The little French one I’m using at the moment has nothing – and it’s smaller so I’m constantly hitting the wrong key. Spell check is working overtime. New one will be here soon…. I hope I like it…. Logitech.

  3. I have a full size bluetooth Logitech that I used at work because they had the cheapest darned keyboards ever! I had the bluetooth mouse as well. I loved them almost, but not quite, as much as my IBM so that’s saying a lot. I hope you like it.

    • I like it – but not as much as my old Microsoft Ergonomic…. The hubs made a wedge to angle it up more which improved it bigly. It’s strangely ‘thick’ but the keys have a nice touch.