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Where can I buy standalone switches?

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In another thread I was posting how I broke my switch by pulling it out. Since it's not covered by warranty I was thinking of just trying to buy the switches and soldering it on. My keyboard is a Majestouch cherry mx brown. Here is some I found on ebay will they work? Thanks.
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Yup this'll do the job
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Make sure that they are the right type for your keyboard. There are plate mounted and PCB mounted switches. Cherry's own keyboards, and a few others like the KBC Poker are PCB mounted. Most others, like the Filco, Leopold, Das etc are plate mounted. I think it's possible to hack a switch of one type to mount into the other's type, but I'd rather just buy the right one outright personally
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Originally Posted by ranseed View Post
In another thread I was posting how I broke my switch by pulling it out. Since it's not covered by warranty I was thinking of just trying to buy the switches and soldering it on. My keyboard is a Majestouch cherry mx brown. Here is some I found on ebay will they work? Thanks.

They they will work.

The one shown is a PCB mount type, it has just two nubs on the back that you have to cut or to broke (a 10 seconds task) before mounting it on a plate mount keyboard.
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So I finally desoldered it and it came out fine, but I noticed that a tiny piece of thin wire came loose with it. I presume that little wire is what tells the keyboard what key is what? Since it came out am I officially screwed? I took a picture, but my camera is a piece of junk. So you can't really see it, but hopefully you know what I mean.

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