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So going from super happy to dubious about my new keyboard. My backspace key on the original was very squeaky and didn't feel really smooth going down when pressed anything except straight on.

Figured it maybe needed a few days break in, didn't improve. Amazon sent me another keyboard, has the same exact squeak and feel. All other keys feel perfect, even other wide keys like numeric 0, shift, enter. My guess is its the stabilizer? But its a brand new product, I don't think I should have to pull the key cap and try to fix it myself :-(.

Here is a video of the new keyboard and its squeak, picture (squeak) is worth a thousand words.

post #2 of 18
sounds like it needs to be lubricated, lithium grease will work great.
post #3 of 18

Ouch...I really don't have anything like that on the MEKA version (w/c is the compact ver. for the MEKA G1).

 

Maybe a little bit of grease like the poster on top said...I usually use Tamiya motor grease but then again who has that here...LOL.

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I'm just going to return this and seek another mechanical board. I'd have to go out and buy lube, I don't have a key cap puller, its going to have the bar on that key, I don't want to break something and have it be "abuse" to I can't return it.
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I'm just going to return this and seek another mechanical board. I'd have to go out and buy lube, I don't have a key cap puller, its going to have the bar on that key, I don't want to break something and have it be "abuse" to I can't return it.

you don't need a key puller, i pop the keys off my widow all the time. a steak knife + a light ammount of pressure will take the key off nicely.
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There are tons of threads here and in Geekhack in terms of making your own keycap pull with just paperclips, a key ring and a plier. However if you feel like you don't want to mess with the key caps, returning/exchanging it is probably your best option.
    
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I just don't want to knick up a brand new keyboard in an attempt to fix the key. Thanks for the ideas, using metal on plastic = dents and scratches tho.. not that they would probably notice, but could be considered tampering and void the return.

I just want near perfection .. haha, GL in this life.

I'll get my $91 back and try something else.
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I just don't want to knick up a brand new keyboard in an attempt to fix the key. Thanks for the ideas, using metal on plastic = dents and scratches tho.. not that they would probably notice, but could be considered tampering and void the return.
I just want near perfection .. haha, GL in this life.
I'll get my $91 back and try something else.

I could take a macro of where the knife meets my keys. and the nice key pullers tend to be metal.. even filco's get squeaky stabilizers somtimes.
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I could take a macro of where the knife meets my keys. and the nice key pullers tend to be metal.. even filco's get squeaky stabilizers somtimes.

That may be true, but my nice puller would be a butter knife prying at a key. I actually can pull mr backspace up, but it wont come off the bar, I need to remove the \ and ] keys to make room to tilt it. Those I can't pull with my fingers.

This thing is brand new in box and messed up, if I had it a year and it starting squeaking, I wouldn't be QQing nearly as hard :-)
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That may be true, but my nice puller would be a butter knife prying at a key. I actually can pull mr backspace up, but it wont come off the bar, I need to remove the \ and ] keys to make room to tilt it. Those I can't pull with my fingers.
the knife will work with those too. if you can get the back space up all it comes down to is just sliding it around till one dies pops off of the bar. I just took my backspace off without removing any other keys. also paperclips are cheap.
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