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It's a Packard Bell SK-2100W, and it's quite old and loud. I've taken a picture of under the keycaps, and to me they look like Alps switches, but I'm not an expert.

 

If it isn't it doesn't really matter as I was given it.

 

Picture:

2SHc2.jpg

 

Any ideas?

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no. its membrane
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Can I ask how you can tell? So I know what to look for in future.

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From what I could find, it's not mechanical.
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All I could find was on geekhack stating it was rubber but with Cherry MX keys... which doesn't seem right. I will consider cracking it open.

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What does the spacebar say?

Reduce Reuse Recycle?
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post #7 of 11
Quote:
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What does the spacebar say?
Reduce Reuse Recycle?


To reduce stoppage on a 240b... lol kiddin

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To reduce strain, select an environment where you can work comfortably. Consult the "Quick Start Guide" for more information.

 

That's what it says.

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post #9 of 11
Can you disassemble it? It would be pretty easy to tell if so.
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Disassembled, and it appears to be a keycap, then a plastic slider piece, which hits an individual rubber dome on each key. I think it's an early rubber dome where the keycap and plastic piece are separated (instead of today's conventional ones where it's all one piece and the domes are on sheets.

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