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Really? Why'd that happen to the PCB? Maybe spilt liquids?
While I'd love to get a Model M on ebay, shipping & customs would kill my wallet. So sadly, that's not an option. frown.gif

The problem was-- as I found out when I finally disassembled it-- that they built the keyboard with a fairly flexible plate, and didn't mount the switches completely flush with the PCB, so every time a key was pressed forcefully, it put strain directly onto the solder joints, and from there to the pads and traces on the PCB. I had hoped that I'd be able to fix the problem, either by replacing the switches on the keys that had died or were starting to die, or by finding some connection that had come loose and repairing it, but what I found when I looked at the PCB was that the switches that had torn free had not only pulled off the pads to which they were soldered, but had even managed to peel traces off of the PCB. I still tried to repair it, but with that amount of damage and my limited skills, it just wasn't going to happen.
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The problem was-- as I found out when I finally disassembled it-- that they built the keyboard with a fairly flexible plate, and didn't mount the switches completely flush with the PCB, so every time a key was pressed forcefully, it put strain directly onto the solder joints, and from there to the pads and traces on the PCB. I had hoped that I'd be able to fix the problem, either by replacing the switches on the keys that had died or were starting to die, or by finding some connection that had come loose and repairing it, but what I found when I looked at the PCB was that the switches that had torn free had not only pulled off the pads to which they were soldered, but had even managed to peel traces off of the PCB. I still tried to repair it, but with that amount of damage and my limited skills, it just wasn't going to happen.

Aww that sucks but I just got my unit today. and I hope that the 1008 is built differently than the 1087 and the same doesn't happen to me.
So far so good, typing is a bit unusual for me and I've been having a few typo's here and there but overall it's a better experience.
I don't have anything to compare it to though cause this is my first mechanical keyboard evar.
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