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choc mini squeaking even with stabilizer removed, basically the switch is squeaking

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edited title not to spam the forum with topics but basically everyone told me the stabilizer was the problem for my squeaking but as it turns out its the switch....

so what do i do? can i grease the ACTUAL switch under the key/springs in the keyboard
Edited by eosgreen - 10/24/11 at 5:01pm
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What type of cherry switches do you have on your current choc mini?
    
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The only one I know of is the Razer Blackwidow Stealth, I'm sure there's other options though.

http://www.razerzone.com/minisite/blackwidow
    
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mx red struggling to type atm lol its really frustrating being used to a keyboard for so many years and then swapping and as i type this sentence my backspace key is squealing nice...
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mx red struggling to type atm lol its really frustrating being used to a keyboard for so many years and then swapping and as i type this sentence my backspace key is squealing nice...
I've found mechanical keyboards are louder than rubber dome keyboards plain and simple. How much louder depends on a ton of variables, not limited to switch type, bottoming out, plate mounted vs. pcb mounted (those this has more to do with the pitch of the sound than anything else).

As for the squeaking, you can put some grease on the stabilizers that are causing the squeaking. What type of grease and how to apply it I have no clue. I believe ripster wrote up a little guide on it somewhere on geek hack if I'm not mistaken.
    
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other thing is the keyboards slanting upwards and im used to it just being flat. i dont get why they naturally are adding slant to the mechanical board when they can just as easily not do it then make the things in the back slant it... o well i cant live with dome boards messing up my control groups in sc2 anymore.... and does a backspace key even need a stabilizer?
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post #7 of 16
My cherry mx red with o ring dampeners is quite quiet.
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I'm typing on reds with orings on them and bottoming out constantly. Still sounds like my lycosa. It can be real quiet when you want to type lightly because the key is activated long before bottoming out.
    
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Quote:
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other thing is the keyboards slanting upwards and im used to it just being flat. i dont get why they naturally are adding slant to the mechanical board when they can just as easily not do it then make the things in the back slant it...
I had a flat keyboard before my mechanical and now I like slanted better.
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squeaking is so lame... can i use wd 40 in the ACTUAL switch? or just the stabilizers
Edited by eosgreen - 10/24/11 at 5:06pm
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