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My steelseries 7G's "H" key is fauly :(

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Well, the title says it all. I am currently (as we speak) am working on a nice 13-page paper for class, and suddenly, my "H" key didn't feel so great. It still works, so that is not an issue, but it just doesn't glide down like it should. Since I hit the key at an angle when typing and not apply force from directly above, it seems to actually move the switch sideways (as if the switch was loose or something) so it hits the side of itself which creates a break in the press. Anyway, I took the keycap off and just pressed down the switch itself and from an angle it just doesn't feel right (meaning it is not the keycap that is broken).

I bought this keyboard brand new from an OCN member in a local transaction only two weeks ago. It was brand new, sealed, and he bought it directly from steelseries during one of their sales. Any chance you think they would send me a new switch and tools to put it in? I don't want to send my entire keyboard back.

If they don't honor the warranty since I didn't buy from an authorized reseller, what are my options? Switches are rather cheap, are they not? I wouldn't mind spending around $10 for the part and tools to get my baby 100% buttery smooth again smile.gif
    
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i dont think they will send you a switch and a soldering iron to fix your keyboard.
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i dont think they will send you a switch and a soldering iron to fix your keyboard.

Oh, I didn't know a soldering iron was required. I thought it was more "plug-and-play."

:-/

So how would I fix this?
    
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well if it's just the switch.

unsolder switch from plate/pcb.

replace switch, solder to pcb.
Edited by waar - 11/20/11 at 9:05pm
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Well, instead of definitely ruining my warranty (if I have one), I contacted steelseries. We'll see what they say about it. Hopefully a repair/replacement is in order.
    
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Just swap out a switch with one of the useless keys, like scroll lock. What centuries ago did anyone use that?
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Sorry to hear your problems. Mine works flawlessly.
Anyway, if there is anything I can help, let me know:D
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Just swap out a switch with one of the useless keys, like scroll lock. What centuries ago did anyone use that?

Oh hey, I didn't even think of that, lol! Excellent idea. Now if I only knew how to take the keyboard apart and solder things, lol. If steelseries won't fix it for me, I guess I'll be buying a soldering gun.
    
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Sorry to hear your problems. Mine works flawlessly.
Anyway, if there is anything I can help, let me know:D

Lol, no worries. It's definitely not your fault. I'll see what steelseries says. I *might* need you to help me on this if they ask for an invoice or whatever. I'll PM you when I hear back smile.gif
    
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