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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Well technically I currently only have blacks and would require the purchase of a blues board to do that. But I'm going to buy blues anyway at some point.


How much effort would it take to individually replace each string of each key of my keyboard? And where would I find springs that are stiffer than blacks springs, yet compatible with the cherry switch?
I think sixty was involved in a group buy of springs at one point, you could see if he knows anything.

I think you have to take the switches out to get to the spring, so it will be a fairly labor intensive process. You'd have to really want to do it.
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post #12332 of 14567
I could try the process on keys that I don't use first, such as the ones found in the numpad. ¨

Any guides anyone can link to me explaining how to take apart and reconstruct the cherry switch?
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Check this article here. Has enough pictures I think you can get the idea.
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Thanks

Seems like something I might do. If only for a couple of keys.
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It's fun!

And then you can create your own custom versions.
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I want Lime-Green key caps for the ESDF keys...
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Ask Signature Plastics to make some custom ones.
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Ask Signature Plastics to make some custom ones.
The pricing does not make a single set something you can think about really. Ordering from SP needs to be in a group buy, preferably with 50 people in on it.
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The pricing does not make a single set something you can think about really. Ordering from SP needs to be in a group buy, preferably with 50 people in on it.
Really? They're pretty cheap.
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Really? They're pretty cheap.
You must be thinking of their novelty key site, which is completely different. If you want to order a custom keycap from them, you'll want to do a group buy.

For example, a single full set of keyboard keys would be around $700, from the quotes I've seen people get. If you order 10 or so sets, it goes down to $150ish per set. There's an initial cost for them making a run for your keys, and you need to order a bunch for it to make sense.
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