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Can a switch from another key be used such as the Scroll Lock key?
Yes that too, but I mean, a replacement switch only costs a few cents so why not just put a new one in?
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post #2272 of 14551
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Yes that too, but I mean, a replacement switch only costs a few cents so why not just put a new one in?
I know, but I'm interested in finding an instant solution.
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post #2273 of 14551
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I know, but I'm interested in finding an instant solution.
Patience, my young padawan. Patience.

But yeah you can easily swap switches with another key.
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post #2274 of 14551
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Take off the keycap, and try pressing down the switch stem on it's own. If that squeaks, then it's coming from the switch. If it doesn't, then it's from the stabilizer bar.

If it's the switch that's squeaking the best thing to do is to replace it (either have elitekeyboards replace it under warranty, or buy a separate switch from digikey).

If it's the stabilizer bar, all you need is a little bit of silicone grease. Something like this. Put it at the joint between the bar and the keyboard base and it'll stop the squeaking.
How does one go about removing a keycap?

To clarify, it makes the squeak after the "click." Also, it only occurs when I press it in a certain corner of the enter key, after it's past the click part and I'm just moving it up and down slightly before bottoming out. (So, in effect, if I never bottomed out -- or rather, never pressed down past the click sensor -- I'd probably never hear the squeak)
Edited by flamingoyster - 3/15/10 at 5:27pm
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post #2275 of 14551
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How does one go about removing a keycap?
With the enter key, what you want to do is take a small flathead screwdriver and pry it up from the bottom (but not too hard). Once it's off the stem (it'll be loose at this point), you put your fingers on the far side of the cap and pull it towards you. And it'll pop right off.
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post #2276 of 14551
It's loose but when I pull it toward me it isn't sliding off. >.< It's sliding from left to right haha but it won't actually remove itself
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post #2277 of 14551
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How does one go about removing a keycap?

To clarify, it makes the squeak after the "click." Also, it only occurs when I press it in a certain corner of the enter key, after it's past the click part and I'm just moving it up and down slightly before bottoming out. (So, in effect, if I never bottomed out -- or rather, never pressed down past the click sensor -- I'd probably never hear the squeak)
Oh, so then it has to be the stabilizer bar. But remove the keycap using Manyak's instructions above, and then press the switch at varying speeds to see if it squeaks. If it doesn't, then grease up that stabilizer bar.

How long have you had your Tactile Click?
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post #2278 of 14551
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It's loose but when I pull it toward me it isn't sliding off. >.< It's sliding from left to right haha but it won't actually remove itself
Ok, on the far side of the keycap - like, the side that's furthest away from you (closest to your monitor), there's the lip at the bottom. Put your fingers under that lip, and pull upwards and towards you. Kind of.
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post #2279 of 14551
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Oh, so then it has to be the stabilizer bar. But remove the keycap using Manyak's instructions above, and then press the switch at varying speeds to see if it squeaks. If it doesn't, then grease up that stabilizer bar.

How long have you had your Tactile Click?
Thanks! I've had this keyboard since mid January.
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Oh, so then it has to be the stabilizer bar. But remove the keycap using Manyak's instructions above, and then press the switch at varying speeds to see if it squeaks. If it doesn't, then grease up that stabilizer bar.

How long have you had your Tactile Click?
doesn't matter how old it is they can squeak on arrival. Filco spacebars used to be notorious for squeaking.

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