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I'm planning to change the switches in my zowie mico for something that requires a little less pressure to register but I am not sure what I need to do this.

Just a soldering iron and then dissolder the switches, apply the new switches and solder them? Is it that simple?
post #2 of 5
Normally it is that simple as long as the new switch fits.
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Originally Posted by Bullveyr;14638515 
Normally it is that simple as long as the new switch fits.

Dont they make mouse switches in 1size? The huano switches in the picture lookes like the regular sized omron switches to me
post #4 of 5
You need solderiron, desolder pump and solder.
It can be quite frustrating if you try to desolder the switches as it is meant to be.
I would go the easy way where the old switches get destroyed from too much heat, but u safe alot of nerves.
Just apply more solder to the pins, and then heat the pins one after the other while you pull at the switch and get it off more and more. I would highly recommend a "third-hand" as helping tool. Also i would recommend a heat adjustable solderiron which limits the danger of destroying the contacts on the PCB.
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Also worth noting that the 3 pins on each switch can be a different size. I had to enlarge the holes in my kinzu, as the omron yellow tops had flat pins which where larger than the TTC round pins. This is a very risky procedure.
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