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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...
I believe it doesn't. The 7G does but the 6gv2 is basically a stripped down version.
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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. ...
Oops! Fast work, but you changed the 86U also. The 86U *does* support ctrl/CapsLock swapping. Sorry to be such a pain, but that little tidbit is item #1 on my keyboard "must have" list.
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Thanks.


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?
If you want a good soldering setup it's like $100

Still though, the plate mounted switches are the ones you want.
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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...
Nope, just multimedia keys.
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Oops! Fast work, but you changed the 86U also. The 86U *does* support ctrl/CapsLock swapping. Sorry to be such a pain, but that little tidbit is item #1 on my keyboard "must have" list.
Ah, I'll get to fixing it in a few moments.
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If you want a good soldering setup it's like $100

Still though, the plate mounted switches are the ones you want.

Nope, just multimedia keys.

Ah, I'll get to fixing it in a few moments.
You don't need to start with an expensive one though. A cheap one will be just fine at first. You just have to be careful because some of the cheap ones get pretty hot and can melt/burn stuff you're not trying to solder if you're not careful .
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You don't need to start with an expensive one though. A cheap one will be just fine at first. You just have to be careful because some of the cheap ones get pretty hot and can melt/burn stuff you're not trying to solder if you're not careful .
In terms of soldering equipment, $100 is rather cheap for a solder station.

Most people don't have quiet the practice to handle some of the smaller jobs with the cheaper irons.


Though for a Cherry MX-Switch, as long as your hand is steady, the iron shouldn't be a huge concern.
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wow?! 1100 pages of keyboards?! incredible write up though.
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This guide is phenomenal. Really, I don't use that word often, but this guide is just that.

Thanks to this guide, I ordered a Das Keyboard Model S Ultimate Silent (Cherry MX Brown). I could not be happier, by far the best keyboard I've used for both typing and gaming. I've had this keyboard for about a month now and just ordered a second one about 15 minutes ago (but a Professional, not the Ultimate).

Thanks to OP and everyone who has contributed to this guide.
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It's OK. I've seen better. Especially in the accuracy department.
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Google say OCN number one!
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It's OK. I've seen better. Especially in the accuracy department.
If there is any incorrect info, let me know.

If you wish to say things are wrong without pointing out what is, then please be quiet.
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