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I broke a Cherry MX brown switch on my new mechanical keyboard in a bit of a rage mad.gif, not even a key I was using. But the 'C' switch broke. I ripped it out of the keyboard and I need to know if I can send it to be fixed with a new key or buy a new switch and try to replace it myself. I will need a new C cap as well because the switch broke off inside of it too.

It's a Filco Majestouch 2 104 Key w/ Cherry MX Brown.

Anyone have suggestions on sites? I got just too worked up and am regretting it already. Too late to change it now. frown.gif

Update: I already ordered a new brown switch and will be soldering it on when it arrives.
Edited by sledgehammer1990 - 11/16/11 at 9:38am
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Well, mechanical keyboards are meant to provide a more comfortable and better typing experience and can handle most force... but not abuse, so it's not the keyboard being "trash". Unless you're asking if the keyboard is trash after breaking switches, which I then misunderstood your post.

Either way, here's just one of many locations you can order replacement switches. You can also try contacting Filco and asking them if they have any switches as well.
Edited by pjBSOD - 11/2/11 at 10:45pm
post #4 of 27
I think he means is it trash, not it is trash...note the question mark. I would say you can order new anything for them it seems.
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Originally Posted by lemans81;15552733 
I think he means is it trash, not it is trash...note the question mark..

Just noticed that! I misunderstood.
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Haha, yeah, just wondering if it was trash. I started mashing on the D key a bit because it wasn't registering all the time. My finger slipped downward and pushed the C key sideways breaking the brown stem that goes into the cap. I was getting annoyed with Assassin's Creed and the character not maneuvering correctly.
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Originally Posted by E-Peen;15552702 
Well, mechanical keyboards are meant to provide a more comfortable and better typing experience and can handle most force... but not abuse, so it's not the keyboard being "trash". Unless you're asking if the keyboard is trash after breaking switches, which I then misunderstood your post.

Either way, here's just one of many locations you can order replacement switches. You can also try contacting Filco and asking them if they have any switches as well.

I have no idea which one is the MX Brown switch types in that source, mind pointing them out?
post #8 of 27
From this thread: http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Cherry+Corporation+Switch+Wiki


They are available from Mouser or from DigiKey or in the UK, Farnell. For single units try Ebay. The stabilizers seem to be available at Mouser (the G99-0224 is the smallest stabilizer - see Cherry Corp datasheet links above for other part numbers). Unfortunately Cherry Brown Switches (Cherry part number MX1A-G1NW) do not appear to be available except by special order. More places where you can buy Cherry Swiches are listed in the Stocklists Of Cherry Switches Wiki. They're about $1 each, with about $2 for USPS first class mail (there are a ton of shipping options).
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post #9 of 27
Your title is misleading. It was your fault that the keyboard broke. Nerd rage can break anything.
post #10 of 27
how is his title misleading?

he's asking if his board is now garbage because he broke it, or if it's possible to fix.
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