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Simply beautiful... drool.gif

Just curious, where might one order/design/make a custom keycap, online/UK if that's of any concern?

http://www.qwerkeys.co.uk/

I believe you'll have to contact them directly to organise it, and they do have minimum order quantities depending on the style of keycap you choose.
Edited by Paradigm84 - 8/11/13 at 3:14pm
post #14182 of 36878
I managed to get a used Compaq G81 with cherry MX browns off of the OCN classifieds. Feels pretty cheap, but I paid $30 for it, so it wasn't a bad deal.

The keyboard doesn't have its switches plate mounted, so I can change out the internals of the switches if I want. Where exactly could one get new sliders and/or springs? I don't really like MX brown switches, and without them being plate mounted, the bump doesn't feel like too much.

I should also see if I can get a metal backplate screwed into this thing. It seems to have quite a bit of flex to it.
Edited by Art Vanelay - 8/11/13 at 8:30pm
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sold my FC660C as im just not the type of person to use 60% keyboard
got myself a Realforce 87 instead =D
post #14184 of 36878
I decided to try swapping out the keycaps on my new compaq keyboard to my quickfire rapid, since they are really nice double shot keycaps. I think they keyboard actually feels a lot better with these new keycaps. It does look a little strange because the boards use different stabilizers, so I couldn't transfer any of the long keys, though.

Even more strangely, I think the Compaq keyboard feel nicer too. I can actually feel the bump with the MX brown switches, which I could barely feel with the original keycaps. Strange, but it worked.

I now have two frankenboards.

post #14185 of 36878
You can pop the tabs out of the bar stabilizered keys and put em in the other ones and they'll work if the keys are the same length.
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Hey everyone! I get my new Quickfire Rapid XT in tomorrow, since I've not seen any decent review of the board i'll be sure to create one, also ordered some custom novelty caps that I hope will be here soon ( minecraft creeper key ftw! )

I ordered it in blues, but my return it for reds/browns since I will be using it in the office. No one has complained about my current board I use, but back of my head is always a little worried they are just being polite and not saying anything. I've owned reds before, but didn't like how I couldn't tell if a key registered unless i bottomed out ( and had tons of typing typo's ) not sure if I like the idea of reds since some people say you cant notice the bump and just makes the key feel mushy.
Edited by Jixr - 8/12/13 at 6:50am
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You can pop the tabs out of the bar stabilizered keys and put em in the other ones and they'll work if the keys are the same length.
The Compaq has Cherry stabilizers and the QFR has costar stabilizers. Aren't the keycaps different for those? I could probably only switch out the backspace, enter and left shift, even if the different stabilizers require the same keycaps.

Also, I broke my keycap puller, so I can't even try at the moment.
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The Compaq has Cherry stabilizers and the QFR has costar stabilizers. Aren't the keycaps different for those? I could probably only switch out the backspace, enter and left shift, even if the different stabilizers require the same keycaps.

Also, I broke my keycap puller, so I can't even try at the moment.

The cherry stabilizers just have the stabilizer wire on the inside of the keyboard
the costar ones have them on the outside.
you pull the little plastic tabs from your QFR keys and insert them into the compaq keys

UNLESS the compaq keycaps don't have the 3 mx holes on the bottom.

Basically it'll be a lot easier if you take a pic of the bottom of the keys and we can see what we're working with
Also your mods on the compaq are 1.5mods while QFR uses 1.25
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The cherry stabilizers just have the stabilizer wire on the inside of the keyboard
the costar ones have them on the outside.
you pull the little plastic tabs from your QFR keys and insert them into the compaq keys

UNLESS the compaq keycaps don't have the 3 mx holes on the bottom.

Basically it'll be a lot easier if you take a pic of the bottom of the keys and we can see what we're working with
I'll take a picture when I can find where to buy a keycap puller.
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Also your mods on the compaq are 1.5mods while QFR uses 1.25

mods?
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Originally Posted by azianai View Post

The cherry stabilizers just have the stabilizer wire on the inside of the keyboard
the costar ones have them on the outside.
you pull the little plastic tabs from your QFR keys and insert them into the compaq keys

UNLESS the compaq keycaps don't have the 3 mx holes on the bottom.

Basically it'll be a lot easier if you take a pic of the bottom of the keys and we can see what we're working with
I'll take a picture when I can find where to buy a keycap puller.
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Also your mods on the compaq are 1.5mods while QFR uses 1.25

mods?

Mods = modifier keys, i.e. Ctrl, Shift, Alt, Windows, Fn etc, any key that "modifies" the output of the key from normal.

1.5/1.25 refers to the width of the keycap, a standard letter keycap is 1, then the standard bottom row modifier keys are all 1.25.

EDIT: You could get a keycap puller here, or failing that, from WASD directly here.
Edited by Paradigm84 - 8/12/13 at 9:59am
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