Keyboard, they don't make them like they used to


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AZgl1800
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Keyboard, they don't make them like they used to

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My laptop sees quite a bit of use, so much so, the letters on the keyboard disappeared last year.

so, I wanted a new lighted background, and searched and finally found one at gulp! $150??
took a while, but I use it a lot, and i mean a LOT....

installed that new super duper keyboard, and guess what???
my laptop does not have the proper hardware to support that 'new lighted keyboard', so it is just as dark as the old one was with the lights off in the house.

it is only about 14 months old, and look at this..... the lettering on the keycaps is just as bad, or worse, than the OEM keyboard... what a waste of time, money, and effort.





~John

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Get some letter stickers for a couple bucks on Amazon. They won't block the light that isn't lit. :D
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John,
If the switches on your bike are not worn as bad as the keys on your keyboard, you need to spend more time on the bike!
Wonder if Honda makes a keyboard?
Dave
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Just make sure that Honda keyboard is NOT turbo charged and direct injected.
Don't drive intoxicated.
Don't drive intexticated.

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I don't know, my keyboard works just fine. :)



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1985 GL1200 LTD
1988 GL1500
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Nice looking Yamaha.
I can play a radio, but that’s about all.
Dave


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