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Hey guys,

So recently while traveling abroad I broke a keycap from my Steelseries 6Gv2 (black cherry switches) while it was inside my bag. The underside of the keycap cracked and it won't stay on the keyboard any longer. The switch itself is completely fine though.

So I am looking to buy a replacement keycap, since Steelseries support was less than helpful (lets leave it at that). The keycap I'm looking to buy is the left arrow key (<-). Do you know where I could purchase one? Are other brand keycaps compatible by any chance?


Here's how the underside of the right arrow key looks like:


Edited by mtaki14 - 10/13/15 at 7:25am
post #2 of 6
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Originally Posted by mtaki14 View Post

Hey guys,

So recently while traveling abroad I broke a keycap from my Steelseries 6Gv2 (black cherry switches) while it was inside my bag. The underside of the keycap cracked and it won't stay on the keyboard any longer. The switch itself is completely fine though.

So I am looking to buy a replacement keycap, since Steelseries support was less than helpful (lets leave it at that). The keycap I'm looking to buy is the left arrow key (<-). Do you know where I could purchase one? Are other brand keycaps compatible by any chance?
You may be stuck getting a different key cap. You'd pretty much have to get a perfect match directly from Steelseries.
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Thanks for the reply. Any idea what/ where I should be looking for for a replacement? I added a picture of the underside of a keycap in the original post.
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No problem. You can try the Marketplace here on OCN. I have the same board. It is really difficult to find a key cap set for it because of the extra large enter key. However, if you're just looking for a set of arrow keys, they're standard size on that board.
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No problem. You can try the Marketplace here on OCN. I have the same board. It is really difficult to find a key cap set for it because of the extra large enter key. However, if you're just looking for a set of arrow keys, they're standard size on that board.

Yes, I'm looking for just the arrow keys. Ideally only the left one but a set will do as well.

Does that mean that they are exactly the same on similar keyboards as well?
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Here's an example:

http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keycap-mod-packs/arrow-keys-cherry-mx-keycap-set.html

And yes, as long as they are Cherry stemmed switches, any Cherry keycaps will work.
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