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WD40

Pop the key off; oil it up (the bar inside; not the switch), and test out.
which is the bar and which is the switch
pics would help my slowness for today and tomorrow, and sunday
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which is the bar and which is the switch
pics would help my slowness for today and tomorrow, and sunday


You see that metal bar thing next to the White & Brown (+) symbol looking things?

That's the bar that's squeaking most likely. Needs a bit of WD40 and will quiet down.

I had to do it to my enter key on my Das
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http://i49.tinypic.com/14obn01.jpg

You see that metal bar thing next to the White & Brown (+) symbol looking things?

That's the bar that's squeaking most likely. Needs a bit of WD40 and will quiet down.

I had to do it to my enter key on my Das
I'm no expert with oiling key switches but I believe that metal bar is only under the larger keys (e.g. enter, spacebar, shifts), and is there for support when you press on a key from the far ends.
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I'm no expert with oiling key switches but I believe that metal bar is only under the larger keys (e.g. enter, spacebar, shifts), and is there for support when you press on a key from the far ends.
I do believe it's under the Backspace key as well. Which is as long as the Enter key.
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I do believe it's under the Backspace key as well. Which is as long as the Enter key.
All the elongated keys have one.
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ok now i just gotta go find some wd40 which i dont think i got

o how do you pop the keys out?

i use to use a screw driver on my microsoft and apple keyboard but i dont wanna do that to this one
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ok now i just gotta go find some wd40 which i dont think i got

o how do you pop the keys out?

i use to use a screw driver on my microsoft and apple keyboard but i dont wanna do that to this one
I use a dull knife... to be honest it doesn't make much of a difference. Just try to use something that's flat and not sharp/serrated. So you don't scratch the board.
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Thanks for all the help, and glad to see such a big, dedicated community to a niche technology like mechanical keyboards.

I have nearly decided on a Das Professional model S Silent, or perhaps a cherry brown alternative.

While i was browsing around, I've run into a multiple pictures of the Das model S that has basic media keys(volume control, play, pause, etc) along side with most of the function keys, but the display picture of it on the Das main site doesn't have those keys. Can anyone who recently bought a Das from the main site or not, confirm if it will have the media keys?(which i would prefer since I've become very accustomed to them on my current keyboard

And a side question, how much better are cherry blacks for typing compared to your typical rubber membrane board?
Edited by crt4life - 7/23/10 at 7:35pm
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However, when we are making recommendations for someone who gaming is important for, I do think it is VERY important to not recommend Cherry's blue switches at all. While lots of people may have no problem gaming on the blues, those of us that do, it's a disaster. The keyboard just isn't even usable. I'm not saying the blue's are just worse for me, I'm saying I literally can not play with them. You try to do movements and half of them don't register, it just does not work at all.

Blues are probably the best (blind choice) option for someone that is going to type a ton, assuming they don't mind breaking out a different keyboard when it comes time to do some gaming if they need to.
All the more reason why I wish I could try different keyboards out.
Edited by Admiral Mudkipz - 7/23/10 at 7:53pm
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Thanks for all the help, and glad to see such a big, dedicated community to a niche technology like mechanical keyboards.

I have nearly decided on a Das Professional model S Silent, or perhaps a cherry brown alternative.

While i was browsing around, I've run into a multiple pictures of the Das model S that has basic media keys(volume control, play, pause, etc) along side with most of the function keys, but the display picture of it on the Das main site doesn't have those keys. Can anyone who recently bought a Das from the main site or not, confirm if it will have the media keys?(which i would prefer since I've become very accustomed to them on my current keyboard

And a side question, how much better are cherry blacks for typing compared to your typical rubber membrane board?
Ironically, Das removed the media keys due to popular demand. Apparently they got tons of emails complaining about them. All the new models should not have any media keys.

As for blacks vs rubber dome, they are better for typing of course, but it's not really like I can say they're "4" better or something like that. How much better is purely a matter of judgment, but generally people who have used mechanicals describe rubber dome's as feeling "mushy". You will not get this with the blacks at all, and it will be a better typing experience. Even better for typing are tactile keyswitches, as the little tactile bump feels right when typing for some reason. I personally think it's annoying while gaming, but it shouldn't actually cause problems unless you have the blue switches.
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