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Accidently pulled switch out

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Hello everyone, I bought a Filco Majestouch MX brown a few months back. I really should have bought a key cap remover, but needless to say when I pulled one of my keys out to clean it, I removed the switch out with it. Can I just plop it back in? I have tried, but I didn't use much force as I don't want to break the brown switch.
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The complete switch? Or just the top housing? the top housing can just be popped back onto the bottom. If you ripped out the entire switch from the pcb that is different.
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Post some close up pictures of the switch that you'd pulled. It always helps to have some pics.



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post #4 of 12
I don't think you can pull the top out on a plate mounted board, in which case, the OP pulled the stem out.

It can be fixed by soldering in a new switch
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Thank you. Here is a picture of what I mean, I'll try to take a clearer picture in a bit.

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post #6 of 12
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The complete switch? Or just the top housing? the top housing can just be popped back onto the bottom. If you ripped out the entire switch from the pcb that is different.
Bold solution.
post #7 of 12
Pop it back in. Worse that will happen is it will pop out again someday.
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post #8 of 12
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Should this be easy? I don't know why but I'm having a real hard time trying to pop it back in.
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Should this be easy? I don't know why but I'm having a real hard time trying to pop it back in.
I wouldn't be too afraid. Just push until it pops back in. As long as the keyboard isn't warping too badly, you aren't going to break it.
post #10 of 12
I had the same issue once with my browns, popping it back in was awfully hard.
I took the desoldering route
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