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It really depends on the condition of the board. When the plastic rivets pop and the springs wear (we're talking over the space of several years, not a few months like a Cherry) they started to get pingier. My SSK with the plastic rivets replaced with screws and bolts, and the springs replaced with new Unicomp ones isn't particularly loud.
Ah, so the thing that starts to make them significantly louder is aging, basically.

That's fair enough, really. Replacing the springs seems easy enough, but is there a way to easily obtain those?

I remember talking about the bolt mod with you before. It's a nice thing to do, though I'd definitely want to practice before attempting it myself.
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Unicomp sells them - $25 for a new set. You replace them either by disassembling the keyboard, or my whittling down a chopstick to form a spring removal/inserter tool. It takes quite some time for the springs to wear down, and it also depends on how the keyboard is treated. The firmest Model M I've ever typed on is my 1985 one.
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Unicomp sells them - $25 for a new set. You replace them either by disassembling the keyboard, or my whittling down a chopstick to form a spring removal/inserter tool. It takes quite some time for the springs to wear down, and it also depends on how the keyboard is treated. The firmest Model M I've ever typed on is my 1985 one.
That's not a bad price at all. And of course, I don't plan to abuse the board or anything like that. Quite the contrary.

Thanks for all the information, I think I'll go order.
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Robocop's keyboard.
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Hurr hurr rivets. In my day...

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I just have to know, what the dickens does Webwit do for a living?
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Plugs Dykes.

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Looks like he's pretty good at his job.
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I sell wooden shoes and tulips.
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