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So, note to self (and anyone who cares to listen), when applying o-rings, don't slack off, do the whole keyboard!

I got my QF Pro in the mail yesterday, took some time last night and tore it apart, cleaned everything real well and decided that because it was late and I was tired, I was only going to put the o-rings on the keys I use the most (letters, num pad, punctuations, etc.), and just leave the other keys normal. Well, now I'm kicking myself.

I brought the keyboard into work, and the keys I put the o-rings on are prefect (feel good, nice and quite), but every time I hit the back space, a number key (above the letters) or my spacebar, it is SSSOOOO loud! The switches are MX Browns, so it's not as bad as the Blues on my Ducky at home, but in my very quiet office, they sound terrible!

I don't feel like lugging this thing back home, so I'm going to have to bring my key puller and o-rings to work and do it here (that should get some weird looks), but I have to do something. I love having the mech here at work (especially since I’m on this thing 8+ hours a day), but these non o-ringed keys are driving me nuts (and I can just imagine what my co workers are thinking of me right now).

Anyway, just a tip…

Also, a question about o-rings: when I put them on the larger keys (spacebar, backspace, etc) should I put them on all of the stems, or just the one with the switch (as they all have 2 dummy stems and one with the switch)? Just wanted to see what you guys thought. Thanks!

Hmm, spacebar on my CM Storm Trigger with MX Browns is very quiet. I did put 3 o-rings onto it (and all the longer keys with extra stems:

   
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Hmm, spacebar on my CM Storm Trigger with MX Browns is very quiet. I did put 3 o-rings onto it (and all the longer keys with extra stems:


See, my stabilizer is different than yours. Mine has the metal bar that stabilizes it. The TK I traded had the same type you have there, but the Pro is different, and frankly, I really don't like these stabilizers. They are on all the bigger keys, and they are noisier and sound kinda tinny.

Thanks for the tip, though, I’ll try putting the o-rings on all the stems and see how it works out. Just have to find the time to do it, maybe sometime next week.
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Hmm, spacebar on my CM Storm Trigger with MX Browns is very quiet. I did put 3 o-rings onto it (and all the longer keys with extra stems:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

See, my stabilizer is different than yours. Mine has the metal bar that stabilizes it. The TK I traded had the same type you have there, but the Pro is different, and frankly, I really don't like these stabilizers. They are on all the bigger keys, and they are noisier and sound kinda tinny.

Thanks for the tip, though, I’ll try putting the o-rings on all the stems and see how it works out. Just have to find the time to do it, maybe sometime next week.

The "metal bar" ones are Costar, generally favoured over the Cherry stabilisers as they don't feel quite as "mushy" on the bigger keys.
Edited by Paradigm84 - 5/3/13 at 11:39am
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The "metal bar" ones are Costar, generally favoured over the Cherry stabilisers as they don't feel quite as "mushy" on the bigger keys.

True, they don't feel as "mushy" as the keys on the TK did, but they have a very noticeable tinny sound that is more irritating than the slight "mushiness" of the keys on the TK board. However, this is just my opinion.
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True, they don't feel as "mushy" as the keys on the TK did, but they have a very noticeable tinny sound that is more irritating than the slight "mushiness" of the keys on the TK board. However, this is just my opinion.

Odd, none of mine are tinny, they just have a nice quiet thwock when I bottom out. Maybe they need to be lubed or aren't seated properly?
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The "metal bar" ones are Costar, generally favoured over the Cherry stabilisers as they don't feel quite as "mushy" on the bigger keys.

True, they don't feel as "mushy" as the keys on the TK did, but they have a very noticeable tinny sound that is more irritating than the slight "mushiness" of the keys on the TK board. However, this is just my opinion.

That could be the stabilisers moving around? thinking.gif

I wonder how the sound will change when the O-rings arrive. tongue.gif
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Anyone know what size screws I would need for the Filco as the heads are a bit stripped on mine. There's two holding the PCB down to the bottom part of the case and the screw on the back under the sticker. I haven't a clue what size they are (What is the correct size screwdriver as well) and need replacements.
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O-rings?! Like The Doctor says about blue stabilizers "They're just boring-ers, blue boring-ers!"

Anyway here's my mech, it's QuickFire TK if nobody knows lachen.gif

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that's a really nice CM TK. i kind of wish i had gone for a TK when i decided on a keyboard now that i've seen how nicely lit they are. also, is that a savu sitting next to it?
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Hmm, spacebar on my CM Storm Trigger with MX Browns is very quiet. I did put 3 o-rings onto it (and all the longer keys with extra stems:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

See, my stabilizer is different than yours. Mine has the metal bar that stabilizes it. The TK I traded had the same type you have there, but the Pro is different, and frankly, I really don't like these stabilizers. They are on all the bigger keys, and they are noisier and sound kinda tinny.

Thanks for the tip, though, I’ll try putting the o-rings on all the stems and see how it works out. Just have to find the time to do it, maybe sometime next week.

The "metal bar" ones are Costar, generally favoured over the Cherry stabilisers as they don't feel quite as "mushy" on the bigger keys.
They all have metal bars. Just FYI

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