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Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Raptor77, 27 Dec 2011.

  1. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    Something wrong with the leaf spring?

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  2. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Hmm maybe - it was a new switch that MB and I soldered in a few weeks ago - I might have it apart and have a look. Else I wonder if there's a rogue bit of solder on the PCB? It's way annoying though...
     
  3. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    I've never come across that kind of thing myself. I've had switches fail due to me putting a screwdriver through the diode (yup, I'm a pro) but that's about it

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  4. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Aha - thanks - good call! I wonder if the diode isn't sitting quite properly? It sometimes takes a bit longer than it should for the 'e' to trigger, and sometimes it triggers later than you'd expect!

    Might have to take it back to Margo's surgery...
     
  5. Hzza

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    If you've just replaced the switch it might be a dry/dodgy joint although if Mister Baggins did it I'd be suprised if that were the case...I doubt a bit of solder on the PCB would be the cause either, that would more likely show short-like symptoms (ie e being continuously pressed down).

    Could also be a bit of dirt or fluff or something in there I guess...Take the cap off, press the stem down and give it a blow (or a blast with some air if you don't want to cover your board in spit).

    I'm in the process of bringing a janky old Alps board back from the brink at the moment and most of the keys on that chatter like a *******. My method so far (which has been surprisingly successful) has been to press the key down really, really hard for a few seconds and then tap it like a mad bugger for a few seconds. Rinse and repeat until the chatter goes away. Not sure it'd do anything for a Cherry switch but it might be worth a go...
     
  6. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I might whip the top off the switch later to see what's going down... Interestingly enough, if I hold it down, it doesn't repeat!
     
  7. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Yeah - is the switch! Boo!

    (EDIT: And now it seems to be behaving, after taking it apart, tinkering with it, and putting the cap back on. Win!)

    eeEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
     
  8. Hzza

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    Need a spare?
     
  9. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Haha cheers but I have a heap of clears (and a Skidata and a WEY board full of them. Did I mention that I am a keyboard hoarder? ;) :thumb:
     
  10. Hzza

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    I might've seen it mentioned somewhere...:D

    I have untold amounts of Cherry switches laying around, and I've got a couple of hundered Gaterons coming soon as well...

    Glad it's working again though, my money is on a rogue dust-bunny that escaped when you opened the switch.
     
  11. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Haha one can never have too many switches (or even enough switches?) :D

    I suspect that it wasn't quite 'settled' when it was put back together after slotting a diode in, it needed disassembly, a brief puff of air, a poke of the leaf spring, and then careful(!) (how many switch bottoms have I broken being ham-fisted?!) reassembly. Then - e-based success :D
     
  12. Hzza

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    In celebration;

    eeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeEeEEEEEEEEeEeEeeeeeeeeeeeee
     
  13. Margo Baggins

    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    god gaterons :S I forget I put in a MASSIVE order of those haha. I think I have 300 - 400 coming haha

    I think Brown gaterons might be my favourite switch though
     
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    EEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeEEEEEEEEEEEExactly! :D
     
  15. adrock

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    wtf are gaterons? stop making me feel keyboard-old!
     
  16. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Margo Baggins I'm good at Soldering Super Moderator

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    Tho GB price was $0.16 per switch :D
     
  18. Hzza

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    Flavour of the month switch, cheap Cherry clones that are supposedly much nicer feeling than the originals.

    I've not tried any yet so I'm reserving judgement...I am getting a board I paid for nearly 2 years ago "soon" though so maybe I'll make it a Gateron switch tester.
     
  19. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Cheaps! Haha!

    In other news, your signature is out of date MB...
     
  20. Yslen

    Yslen Lord of the Twenty-Seventh Circle

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    I've got 62g korean springs on the way to go in my JD40 (clears). Should be good! I've reached the point where I have a big bag of switch housings then little labelled boxes with for all manner of sliders and springs. It's all mix and match!
     

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