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I use the tab from any old pci card. You know the part you screw into the case.
Oh nice. Good idea. I just took the tab off an old 56k modem card I had laying around, and it works great. Lots of leverage, and lots of contact area so you don't have all the force concentrated in one place, like with a screwdriver.

Nice.
post #3942 of 14564
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Originally Posted by Maytan View Post
I might just end up doing this, and hope for better luck with my next unit. I'm going to give it another day though. More time to think and/or see if it goes away I suppose.
oh wait I think Thran mentioned Metadot sent him instructions how to do all this so they probably won't send you a new one.
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post #3943 of 14564
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oh wait I think Thran mentioned Metadot sent him instructions how to do all this so they probably won't send you a new one.
That's fine. I won't mind having to do it if I absolutely have to. I'll just have to swallow it and jump for it, eh?

EDIT: sent a message to Metadot, we'll see what happens. It's really a shame that one key can cause all this. I really love this thing.
Edited by Maytan - 5/20/10 at 7:25pm
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post #3944 of 14564
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That's fine. I won't mind having to do it if I absolutely have to. I'll just have to swallow it and jump for it, eh?

EDIT: sent a message to Metadot, we'll see what happens. It's really a shame that one key can cause all this. I really love this thing.
I had this same problem too on my Backspace key. Make sure you take off the surrounding keys. It's really easier than it sounds, just be gentle. There was a really good vid on YouTube of a Korean guy taking off a Keycap off stabilizer bars.
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^What'd you use for lube?
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J Lube. kidding. any silicone grease should do.
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OH! I've got that! (I think) Any suggestions on usage? (where to apply/how much to apply)

I'll refer to those guides, too.
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men always use to much lube, sigh. that would be a start.
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post #3949 of 14564
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men always use to much lube, sigh. that would be a start.
Great, now when I go to lube my keyboard I'm going to think of what you said and start laughing uncontrollably. (resulting in a big mess of grease all over the darned thing.) D:
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you only need a rice grain or finger tip, don't use to much. I have never had to deal with squeaks so either I have lady luck or the power of jesus on my side either way i'm not complaining.
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