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OCN, educate me on the term "bottoming out"

post #1 of 27
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What does that term mean, exactly?

Edit: Now that I know what it means, can someone decipher whether or not I am in fact bottoming out when I type?

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Edited by pjBSOD - 10/17/11 at 8:26pm
post #2 of 27
When the key is at its lowest point, either because the switch cannot compress and more or the key makes contact with the board underneath. At that point, any pressure you put on the key is wasted.
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post #3 of 27
It's when the key is depressed past the actuation point and hits the plate it's mounted on. It creates excess noise and also jars your finger a little bit (in b4 anyone says I have little girl fingers for the jarring comment).
    
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post #4 of 27
... that the bottom of your car scrapped something... pretty sure that's not a valid term... lol. context?

ah, keyboards. that makes much more sense lol. I was like bottom out a cpu? lol ***.
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nm lol keyboard forums
post #6 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by _AKIMbO_;15348954 
It's when the key is depressed past the actuation point and hits the plate it's mounted on. It creates excess noise and also jars your finger a little bit (in b4 anyone says I have little girl fingers for the jarring comment).

you should work out your fingers, girly man.

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post #7 of 27
keyboard forum so...when your key cap hits the plate at the bottom of the keyboard casing. Further than what is needed to register a key stroke.
post #8 of 27
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Thanks! I've been told you're not supposed to bottom out, is that correct? I think I'm bottoming out with my current keyboard. Not too sure.
post #9 of 27
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nm lol keyboard forums

^^ what I get for trolling home screen looking to be helpful wink.gif.
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;15348995 
Thanks! I've been told you're not supposed to bottom out, is that correct? I think I'm bottoming out with my current keyboard. Not too sure.

Ideally you don't want to bottom out. It's excess key depression, thus slowing down your typing (plus it's makes the keyboard louder).
    
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