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Any ideas?

One of my G302's side buttons is starting to double click and I want to see if re-bending the contact inside the microswitch fixes it. Apparently the method of opening it is not the same as Omron Microswitches when the "latch" is at both ends of the switch.

I would love the replace the side buttons with Omrons if possible, however my trusty soldering iron (Goot 30w) can't melt the solder on the pcb I think, at least when I attempted it on a mechanical keyboard removing LEDs.

Thanks in advance for any info on how to open it!
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Just solder a new switch, problem solved.
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Just solder a new switch, problem solved.

Read his post again.
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Can't really find any info on how to open up a Kaihl microswitch so I went and get one of the Omron switches from my dying G5, borrowed a higher wattage soldering iron, and transplanted the Omron switch on one of the side buttons. The other Omron switch inside the G5 is a pain to remove, I need to desolder more contacts just to see the solder points of the switch





Now one of the side buttons (Omron) has a mushy feel now. But hey, it works so its all good! I'll figure out how to open this Kaihl switch infront of me, lol biggrin.gif
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by bruzanHD View Post

Read his post again.

I did, thanks for pointing that out tho. I know that he's trying to open the switch to see if he can fix it, but why when he can just solder a new switch.
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however my trusty soldering iron (Goot 30w) can't melt the solder on the pcb I think
Add your own solder to the contact to melt it.
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