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Just curious, what do you think about a Cherry Clear ?
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Well, I broke my keyboard. Trying to take the keycap off; I snapped one of the white whatever the hell you call thems when trying to get the key off the stabilizer. Best part, I didn't even fix the squeaking. I don't know if the lubrication didn't distribute, if the key switch is bad, or what. And I've found out that THREE of the keys have this problem. Well now that I've wasted $135 (OH WAIT, $155. EMA+Grease) I'm not so happy. I'm going outside to chop some wood and vent my anger. Rubber domer here I come; unless somebody has some method of getting me an extra one of these mystery pieces.
Edited by Maytan - 7/26/10 at 12:00pm
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post #5373 of 14567
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Originally Posted by ch_123 View Post
Model Ms use two part keycaps for most kets, so what you're seeing there is actually the lower part of the key (if you pinch the front and back of a key like Esc or one of the F keys and pull up, you'll see what I mean)

$10 for just about any Model M is a good price.
Ah. Well.
Is it possible to get replacement keys?


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link, please.
Got it locally, guy didnt care about it since it was just sitting in his garage.
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Well, I broke my keyboard. Trying to take the keycap off; I snapped one of the white whatever the hell you call thems when trying to get the key off the stabilizer. Best part, I didn't even fix the squeaking. I don't know if the lubrication didn't distribute, if the key switch is bad, or what. And I've found out that THREE of the keys have this problem. Well now that I've wasted $135 (OH WAIT, $155. EMA+Grease) I'm not so happy. I'm going outside to chop some wood and vent my anger. Rubber domer here I come; unless somebody has some method of getting me an extra one of these mystery pieces.
That sucks : /. Might want to check on geekhack for replacement parts. Which keys were squeaking? I was ****ting bricks the first time I tried to remove Backspace from the stabilizer to grease. The key is to be gentle, after doing it once, it was cake.
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That sucks : /. Might want to check on geekhack for replacement parts. Which keys were squeaking? I was ****ting bricks the first time I tried to remove Backspace from the stabilizer to grease. The key is to be gentle, after doing it once, it was cake.
I spent about 15 minutes gently tugging on it, then I asserted a little bit more force and it snapped. It still didn't come out of the keycap, I had to use pliers to take it out. And the enter, backspace, and right shift keys are all squeaky.
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Well my Das Professional S Silent just arrived...and damn this thing types nicely. The sound it makes is just fantastic, I love the clicks! and the keys feel so nice; they travel smoothly and with ease.

I just need to pick up a wrist rest for it and I'll be set.

Hands down one of the best keyboards I've ever used.
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Well my Das Professional S Silent just arrived...and damn this thing types nicely. The sound it makes is just fantastic, I love the clicks! and the keys feel so nice; they travel smoothly and with ease.

I just need to pick up a wrist rest for it and I'll be set.

Hands down one of the best keyboards I've ever used.
3M wrist rest can get it from here. $19.67 shipped
http://www.shopblt.com/cgi-bin/shop/...er_id=!ORDERID!
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Thanks man, I'll look into it.
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I spent about 15 minutes gently tugging on it, then I asserted a little bit more force and it snapped. It still didn't come out of the keycap, I had to use pliers to take it out. And the enter, backspace, and right shift keys are all squeaky.
Did the Key become slightly loose? Once it becomes slightly loose, pulling on it does absolutely nothing. You need to then slide each side gently off of the stabilizer bar. I thought this process was really hard to describe until I saw some Korean guy take it off in a few seconds off a YouTube clip.
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