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Anybody here know the best pace to buy replacement switches for a Rosewill RK-9000RE? Just recently, maybe 6 keys have become flakey.......they either need a good solid strike to register or they bounce and I get 4 characters.

I am an experienced electronic tech and know how to solder, so replacing them is no big deal.

Thanks.
post #2 of 12
i asked the same thing a while ago for cherry mx blues and this was the link i got http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keyboard-parts/cherry-mx-blue-keyswitch-mx1a-e1nn-tactile-click.html
You can get further info from this thread. http://www.overclock.net/t/538389/official-mechanical-keyboard-club-because-saving-money-is-boring

I purchased 10 keys from them and they arrived in about 4 days. working fine from there smile.gif
post #3 of 12
Have you tried cleaning / lubing them them?

The switches are rated for a very long life. That Rosewill simply isn't that old. One dud on a board isn't unheard of. 6 kind of is.

I've had Cherry switches (mostly blues) get dusty and start double/triple clicking until cleaned.
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yeah, just desolder the switches, open them up, clean them up a bit, and then resolder them in. Its either a dirty switch or a bad solder joint thats causing your issue.

Its damn near impossible to physically break a cherry switch.
post #5 of 12
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Well, I have opened it up and blew out everything with canned air and even resoldered the pins of the worst keys (h,e and l). If I still had a can of Blue Shower I'd spray the whole thing down but I think it's been taken off the market.
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Thanks......I may buy a dozen, just in case.
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Thanks......I may buy a dozen, just in case.

Think they offer good prices for a batch of 10 smile.gif
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Well, I have opened it up and blew out everything with canned air and even resoldered the pins of the worst keys (h,e and l). If I still had a can of Blue Shower I'd spray the whole thing down but I think it's been taken off the market.

You can pick up contact cleaner online or at your local electronics store (radio shack, etc).

Since you are using red switches, a nice low viscosity lubricating cleaner would be ideal. DeoxIT D5 is very common and will work fine.

You shouldn't even need to desolder and open the switch in your case, unless you have something really sticky in there like months old dried up cola.
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You can pick up contact cleaner online or at your local electronics store (radio shack, etc).

Since you are using red switches, a nice low viscosity lubricating cleaner would be ideal. DeoxIT D5 is very common and will work fine.

You shouldn't even need to desolder and open the switch in your case, unless you have something really sticky in there like months old dried up cola.

Aerosol can or the liquid? I've found both...........I'd imagine the aerosol evaporates quickly but wouldn't the liquid be a better lubricant?
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http://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/wiki/switch_suppliers

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