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Peripherals Mechanical Keyboards

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

  1. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    It it possible to replace springs on non hot-swap keyboards? Got the refund through for the K4, but can't justify a replacement at the minute, so looking to spruce up my cm storm xt. Thought some heavier springs and a cheap set of caps would do the trick for now.
     
  2. David

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    Yes, but it's a ball-ache. It used to be a fairly simple affair with a few bent bulldog clips but plate mounts and LEDs mean you have to break out the soldering iron to access each switch.
     
  3. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    The xt is boggo basic board, no LEDs. Not sure what the situation is under the hood. Will pull it apart and have a look once I've tidied the office. It's an absolute **** storm after the build over the weekend.
     
  4. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    I found this website that can filter for backlit lettering + PBT + UK ISO. Looks like TaiHao is the only option and the cream/gray set I prefer is the only one out of stock :(
    https://www.kustompcs.co.uk/periphe...es/mx-keycaps/?features_hash=76-6287_163-8037

    This set is out of stock everywhere:
    https://www.overclockers.co.uk/tai-...m-grey-iso-ansi-140-keycap-set-kb-02u-ta.html

    This set is 98% compatible with K4, only 2 keys not compatible is End and page down not on R4. But there are R4 blanks or I can use R3 and see if it makes blind feel easier, I'm still trying to get used to hitting those keys correctly.
     
  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    These are abs, but cheap enough to buy a couple of sets to make one with the make-up you want. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0736KVNK1/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_i_VV2PH0Y938Z2JPA5ETTE?psc=1

    Got my XT apart
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    PXL_20220408_184300518

    I take it this is plate mounted and I'm boned?
     
  6. David

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    Yup.

    Start warming up that soldering iron and set aside an entire weekend.
     
  7. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    Really annoying thing is I know I had a pump, but can't find it. I may have binned it. :rollingeyes:
     
  8. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    If you're talking about one of those hand pump things.... :eeek:. I de-/re-soldered all the switches on a TKL at some time last year and even with a desoldering station it was a ballache. Doing it "by hand" with one of those little pump things.... yeah.... you will want an entire weekend!
     
  9. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    I've bought a cheapo version that's a soldering iron and plunger thing in one
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    I've also got my decent soldering station in case it needs a little help.
     
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  10. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Cool, that'll be easier at least!

    Use flux, lots of flux!
     
  11. David

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    Yes, flux the capacitors... um, wrong thread, maybe...

    I'll get my coat.
     
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  12. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    I mean, sure... if you're desoldering capacitors you'll want flux...

    Just don't hit them with 1.21 gigawatts.
     
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    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun. Lover of bit-tech

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    Will one 50ml bottle be enough?
     
  14. David

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    Bottles? Where we're going, we won't need bottles!
     
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    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    Dad jokes galore, I love it! Keep up the good work lads :thumb:
     
  16. Byron C

    Byron C Official Necromancer

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    Yeah that should be fine. It can be a ballache to clear up flux, but it makes the job so much easier.
     
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    Mr T's mixed caps and missing comma is messing with my head. :lol:

    *Can't concentrate on keyboard!*
     
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    He also got coffee in him. :worried:
     
  20. The_Crapman

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    That's one board sorted anyway, now for the ducky..... PXL_20220517_182001934.jpg

    I have a problem :naughty:
     
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