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Just got my keycaps for my CM Quickfire Rapid ( mx blues )

Looks great, I had ordered a red esc key, but unfortunately the color didn't match my WASD keys, so i just put one of my white wasd keys on there. not the right height, but it works.

I'm also going to paint the frame, I"m thinking of a light gray/alluminium color, as well as replacing the removable USB chord with a white or red one.

Sorry for the crappy pics, my DSLR and good gear is all packed up right now for my trip this weekend.


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Also gotta show of my 2nd 27" monitor I picked up yesterday for $150 ( win! )
post #13752 of 36843
My Filco "Copper" is getting close to the end of its makeover smile.gif Put together all the switches today (MX Clears with lighter springs, etc.). Will solder them in once a couple of steel plates arrive to replace the original.





   
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Some pics of the translucent keys from keypop.net, the cloud and LOD are cute ^________^









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I have a Ducky DK1008 with Cherry MX Blacks. I would love to get some new keys for it. Can someone direct me in the right direction?
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Guys I'm on my 2nd MK-85 now from QPAD and the backlighting has died yet again. I sent the first on to QPAD, they sent me a replacement, and now, not even 4 months in.. the backlighting is out.

I really need an alternative here. I have to have RED backlighting, MX Browns and NKRO. Those are my only requirements at this point. I've given up on media keys and function keys, I just want a keyboard that lasts, so if it means losing out on those features but having a reliable product, I'll go with it.

The logitech G710 has awful reviews about backlighting going out and I'm not that versed in the Ducky and Filco boards, so I can use some direction.
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Guys I'm on my 2nd MK-85 now from QPAD and the backlighting has died yet again. I sent the first on to QPAD, they sent me a replacement, and now, not even 4 months in.. the backlighting is out.

I really need an alternative here. I have to have RED backlighting, MX Browns and NKRO. Those are my only requirements at this point. I've given up on media keys and function keys, I just want a keyboard that lasts, so if it means losing out on those features but having a reliable product, I'll go with it.

The logitech G710 has awful reviews about backlighting going out and I'm not that versed in the Ducky and Filco boards, so I can use some direction.

Ducky Shine 2 and call it a day.
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post #13758 of 36843
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I've popped those specific keycaps off and looked under the for that exact reason.

Wasn't able to see anything at all visually. Short of actually disassembling the key switch itself, I'm not sure what more I could be expected to find.

I don't suppose there's an easy and safe way to do that with them still attached the the board, is there? What, if anything, should I be looking for if I do open it up?

I do believe that is a known issue for blues....I don't remember if there's an easy fix or not. To open the switch up you can try finding a switch opener tool (You'll have to look around geekhack/DT for this, they aren't mass produced but you can DIY it) or you'll have to desolder the switch, but if you're going to do that you might as well mod your whole board to different switches while you're at it.
post #13759 of 36843
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Ducky Shine 2 and call it a day.

Or leave the Shine 2 and get the Shine 3 as it's coming out soon.
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I do believe that is a known issue for blues....I don't remember if there's an easy fix or not. To open the switch up you can try finding a switch opener tool (You'll have to look around geekhack/DT for this, they aren't mass produced but you can DIY it) or you'll have to desolder the switch, but if you're going to do that you might as well mod your whole board to different switches while you're at it.

Yeah except I rather actually like blue switches for typing and general use. That's the reason I bought this board in the first place.

Unfortunately though, you are right. It looks like I'm going to have to desolder the keys and clean them out, and at the end of the day the problem will probably eventually come back requiring me to repeat the whole process.

Sadly, I might just give up and get a nice board with reds instead.

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Or leave the Shine 2 and get the Shine 3 as it's coming out soon.

Is that so? Are there any known significant changes? I mean the Shine 2 wasn't all that different than the original Shine other than some backlight modes.

Personally I'd love an integrated detachable wrist rest and a PS/2 connector. Fixing the silly inverted key legends would be icing on the cake!

Hah, one can dream.
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