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I ordered a keycool 84 non-led with brown switches from mechanicalkeyboards.com and have really enjoyed the switch from membrane so far. The keys are so much easier to press and so much more satisfying.

The only key that felt a little lackluster was the spacebar. I assumed it was because this was a relatively "cheaper" keyboard compared to like a Filco, but I popped off the spacebar key to see what was under it and this what i saw.



It looks like there is no stabilizer, so I ordered two replacements from WASD and some mounts to put them on. Then I looked at the instructional video on WASD and their keys look different from mine. My spacebar has what looks like two black switches at either side of the center brown switch, and there seems to be some sort of stabilizer underneath the plate. The thing is, the black switches stay down. I can pull them up manually, but when I push them back down they dont come back up. Im not sure if this is how its supposed to be or not, so Im asking if anyone has seen this layout before. Is there a way to remove and possibly reseat the small black switches, or switch it for a stabilizer like the WASD ones? Thanks
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3-week old question, but I just saw it. What you have under the space bar is Cherry stabilizers. Moreover, the switches are plate-mounted, and the metal bars are under the plate, so you can't see them. Cherry stabilizers are sometimes considered more mushy vs. Costar, so that may be what you are seeing. That does not mean "cheapness"--it's just a matter of taste and execution. Costar stabilizers have more visible metal bars. Just google the differences.

ETA: Cherry stabilizers, plate-mounted:



Under the plate:



Images are not mine.
Edited by ElevenEleven - 5/17/13 at 1:26am
   
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Thank You, I had been waiting for a response. I eventually found out the stabilizer is under the plate, but didnt know they were called Cherry Stabilizers.

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