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Loaned a decent DSLR with tripod (for a uni project) and couldn't resist taking pictures of the keycap, even though the Max set still hasn't arrived yet... Patience, I guess.

But man, my room is dusty. I wiped the keyboard with wet 'n dry 2 minutes before taking the picture and it's still a dust fest... Better than phone potato photos.
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That esc looks sweet! Also, tack cloths work wonders for wiping off dust/dirt. I use them after sanding and before each coat of paint.
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That esc looks sweet! Also, tack cloths work wonders for wiping off dust/dirt. I use them after sanding and before each coat of paint.

That is sort of what I used... I know my room is dusty, but man, can't even try to take a decent photo in this room. Anyway. I know it's cheesy to put it as ESC, but it doesn't look as good as this "standalone" location, as opposed to the tilda key before "1", F12, or NumLock.

Where is my keycap set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Never ever buy white ABS keycaps
See this for proof

Used to be white ..now it's yellow lol.
Sunlight did it though.
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That is sort of what I used... I know my room is dusty, but man, can't even try to take a decent photo in this room. Anyway. I know it's cheesy to put it as ESC, but it doesn't look as good as this "standalone" location, as opposed to the tilda key before "1", F12, or NumLock.

Where is my keycap set!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I think it looks good as esc. It'll look better when all the other keycaps are blank.

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Never ever buy white ABS keycaps
See this for proof Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Used to be white ..now it's yellow lol.
Sunlight did it though.

You didn't learn this from 30 years of beige/white computers? tongue.gif
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I think it looks good as esc. It'll look better when all the other keycaps are blank.

Which is why I need the postman here NAO...!!!!! sad-smiley-002.gif
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I colored up my G2 Pro case in tan using the Krylon Fusion. Pleased with the results.
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I think it looks good as esc. It'll look better when all the other keycaps are blank.
You didn't learn this from 30 years of beige/white computers? tongue.gif
I totally didn't. The first case i can remember that was beige is a Pentium-266 computer and that was like 13 years back biggrin.gif first and the last unfortunately ...
The other cases i had was a Windy Soldam-ish case. A ATX tower with dual 80mm fan slots biggrin.gif made out of SECC steel completely ...
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Looking nice AJR biggrin.gif


So, obviously I am no soldering expert, although from all my research I think it is safe to say that this space bar is not soldered good at all, right?

 
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That's actually pretty par for the course for spacebars and some modifiers on certain keyboards. If you look closely at the PCB, you'll see that the hole that the ends of the switch go through are rather large. It appears to be a span of three holes in the PCB that had to be filled with solder. I very rarely see a "pretty" solder joint at a switch like that since you have to flow so much solder into the hole.
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post #16910 of 36811
If it makes the connection, it works. I think you're getting a little too into the soldering thing. I use a cheap iron and cheap solder, and my board works just fine after multiple switch swaps.
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