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Ok, so here's my first mod (to a keyboard). Yes it's simple but very effective. When I got my Poker in about two weeks ago I really didn't like the weight of it. To me it felt a little too light and would go sliding around like a greased up hooker in Harlem.

I went to Walmart grabbed some fishing weights and got to work. The weights I bought were actually too tall. They're 3/8". They stood above the cross supports in the poker. I held them with a hammer and smacked them, then flipped them over and smacked them again. It made them flat on each side, which also made them easier to glue down. I grabbed the hot glue gun and bam. Good to go. I reused the shipping foam from inside the package to make sure there was no metal on metal contact**. I also used heavy medical tape over the weights themselves to provide more insulation from metal on metal contact(not pictured). It doesn't move an inch now. This was SUPER easy considering there are only 5 small screws holding down the pcb.

This obviously was super easy and cost like $4.37 for the weights, and bam that's it. It's way more sturdy now. The heights of the center weights actually keeps the pcb from flexing as much as it did before. It still has some give, but not quite as much. Again, not pretend to be a rocket scientist with this mod. Just wanted to give others some ideas if they're not happy with their poker sliding around all willy-nilly.

The best part is, when I start taking this keyboard on the go I can just peel all the glue out and it be super light weight again.

The Precision markings in the pcb/case picture are just showing where the screws are.

**The white foam is on the pcb pictured below. I didn't attach it in any way, it's just hanging on by the hole I cut out for the dipswitches.

I have since added a couple more weights, and more glue over the existing weights.

Next time I show you how to install a mouse pad! tongue.gif

The weights pictured are not the round weights toward the back of the case. However they are the same brand. So if you go to Walmart you should be able to find these pretty easy.

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I was about to do that to the one with blues you just sold me (dippin griz on GH)..but I've got those aluminium cases coming in later. Great minds think alike though: did it to my Poker with browns.
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ETA: Lol, wish you would have left them in. Nice ink.
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Edited by dklic6 - 4/5/12 at 6:47pm
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Samsung 850  Cooler Master GeminII M4 *nix, Windows 10 BenQ 32"  
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Intel i3 4130 Supermicro MBD-SLL-F-O uATX Crucial CT102472BD160B jbods 
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