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I hate to jump in since I have no experience in sort of modding such as you require, but lets look at things logically....
You will have to cut off the housing and the plate that switches are welded onto,I also believe that the USB PCB or PS/2 PCB is located on the top right side above the numpad which you will have to shift it towards the middle.
Lets just say all of this is doable and probably is,how you going to cover the open hole on the right side of the housing when you cut off the numpad?
Are you sure the numpad will be a bigger eye sore to you then having a cut out board? The only estetic problem that you will have is filling in the hole later on, you will need to custom cut out piece of plastic to fit it in, probably do the mixture of 2 chemicals thats called JG welding I think, its an epoxy plastic glue,and then sand it down the edges nicely and repaint the whole thing so it blend in nicely. But still even if all comes out nice estetic looking you will be stuck with having your board totally glued down on the right side due to the epoxy welding,if one day god forbid you need to open the board, you will have to start breaking things or cutting it slowly with dremel in order not to damage the housing.

Not to mention that, but the board was never designed to be cut apart. Who's to say the mounting of the pcb and switches wont be rendered 100% useless? Now you need to re-mount those yourself.. and to what? A casing that is no longer structurally sound.

There is no way you are going to make this look good, structurally stable, and (if you care) still adjustable (as in the adjustable feet) for significantly less cost than just replacing it.

As for "reusing and recycling", BS. Someone else will use that keyboard if you return it. By sawing the number pad off, you are creating non-biodegradable, environmentally hazardous, 100% useless trash.
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It has been done a lot these are just a few examples.

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:16754

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:9542

http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?15445-Cherry-G80-Tenkeyless
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the G80 looks beautiful. sixty did a really good job with it
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Wake up people not even 1 picture showing how exactly the board came out on the side it was cut.... not a 1 direct photo,all photos were taken from top, I can bet you with my life that no matter how well was made the cut side of the keypad whatever cap was used to be filled in it would of have to been glued down strong with an epoxy glue which will leave you stuck if one day you have to open the board....

Thats why they make tenkeyless,sell your old board OP,after shipping and pay pal fees you will make around 60-70 bucks and go buy tenkeyless from Cooler master, dirt cheap... $80 or less including shipping, or leopo;d has good deals also,dont ruin your keyboard for no reason,at least not that much of a good reason after all.

EDIT: Why you have beef with the numberpad, I just measured the width of the numpad of my Unicomp and is only 3 inches wide..... ru kidding me? I wouldnt mind tenkeyless but having a full board is a plus, dont say your going tenkeyless cause of desk space because 3 inches is irelevant...
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Wake up people not even 1 picture showing how exactly the board came out on the side it was cut.... not a 1 direct photo,all photos were taken from top, I can bet you with my life that no matter how well was made the cut side of the keypad whatever cap was used to be filled in it would of have to been glued down strong with an epoxy glue which will leave you stuck if one day you have to open the board....

Thats why they make tenkeyless,sell your old board OP,after shipping and pay pal fees you will make around 60-70 bucks and go buy tenkeyless from Cooler master, dirt cheap... $80 or less including shipping, or leopo;d has good deals also,dont ruin your keyboard for no reason,at least not that much of a good reason after all.

EDIT: Why you have beef with the numberpad, I just measured the width of the numpad of my Unicomp and is only 3 inches wide..... ru kidding me? I wouldnt mind tenkeyless but having a full board is a plus, dont say your going tenkeyless cause of desk space because 3 inches is irelevant...

Please don't state your opinion as fact. I have a keyboard drawer and when I game I put my keyboard at an angle. With a full size board its hits my desk and sits in an uncomfortable position for me.

So not every setup is like yours.
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EDIT: Why you have beef with the numberpad, I just measured the width of the numpad of my Unicomp and is only 3 inches wide..... ru kidding me? I wouldnt mind tenkeyless but having a full board is a plus, dont say your going tenkeyless cause of desk space because 3 inches is irelevant...

3 inches is a huuge improvement for me, with 3 inches it means i can move my condenser microphone over so i'm not ramming it with my mouse! Honestly please don't do a only 3" is nothing it's a fact opinion, my widow is always at a weird angle.
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Like most people said, if you considering keyboard drawers are like 20 inches wide, 3 inches is quite a lot of space.
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post #18 of 18
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definitely not a space problem. my desk has 75.5 inches wide and 46inch depth

i would like to have a tenkeyless because

1. i never use the numpad, so why should i have it ?

2. i use the delete, page up/down , home, end and arrow keys a lot , and i am sure that it would be more confortable without numpad, somehow the keys get in the way.

but OK, if i can't make modify my keyboard, i will sell it it and just get a tenkeyless.

the coolermaster is out of question because i hate the LOOKS of it, it's to colorfoul and gamer style. i like the black and sleek look.

i NEVER play games, as i am a translator i type a lot, and also use the keyboard for keyboard shortcuts and MEDIA CONTROL (foobar + MP classic )

i already ordered a LEOPOLD with CHERRY MX BLACK, it's perfect because i can use my PBT keycaps that i recently bought....



anyhow, i thank everyone a lot for the answers !
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