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How easy/hard is it to replace a broken Cherry switch? The escape key on my Noppoo Choc seems to have stopped working, and I obviously can't RMA it easily.
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Error?

Elite keyboards says that the 103 does not support ctrl/CapsLock swapping, but the guide on the first page of OC "Mechanical Keyboard Guide" says it does. The guide also says that the "Numpad can be purchased separately" for this keyboard. Seems like overkill for a keyboard that already has one built-in. Maybe this part of the guide needs some editing.
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How easy/hard is it to replace a broken Cherry switch? The escape key on my Noppoo Choc seems to have stopped working, and I obviously can't RMA it easily.
Pretty easy. Guide here.
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How easy/hard is it to replace a broken Cherry switch? The escape key on my Noppoo Choc seems to have stopped working, and I obviously can't RMA it easily.
Do you have soldering experience? What kind of Iron do you have?

It's pretty easy, and a few different places like Digikey and Newark have them. Though some switches are harder to find than others.

MX Browns, Blacks, and Blues are pretty easy. MX Reds and Clears are much harder though.
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I'm sure Manyak could help you with switches.
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Pretty easy. Guide here.
Thanks.

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Do you have soldering experience? What kind of Iron do you have?

It's pretty easy, and a few different places like Digikey and Newark have them. Though some switches are harder to find than others.

MX Browns, Blacks, and Blues are pretty easy. MX Reds and Clears are much harder though.
Very little, but I think I may be able to manage. It's on my list of things to learn/get better at, so this is a good opportunity. If not, my Dad is somewhat okay at it. I'd have to look at what kind of iron my Dad has. It probably isn't anything special. I could always buy one if you guys know of a good one that won't break my bank.

My Choc uses Blacks, but the question is do I need PCB mount or faceplate mount?
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post #11747 of 14551
Smell the lead solder. Become a man.

Unless of course you're a girl. That last part is optional.

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Has anyone tried 6Gv2 and how it compares to G15 rev2?
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Has anyone tried 6Gv2 and how it compares to G15 rev2?
It'll feel very different. Probably much better for gaming, especially if you have an old G15.
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It doesn't have USB ports and audio/mic jacks, does it? I've been unable to find info on that...
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