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I don't think I would like wick at all, the pump is super fast, I was getting a switch every 5 or so seconds.

Right now I am taking apart all of the switches, my fingers are just about to start bleeding, the skin is peeling and everything :O

Binder clips are your friend. You can quickly, easily, and cheaply fashion a switch tool with them. It's what I use whenever I open switches. I tried The_Beast's switch tool, but was totally unimpressed by it and felt it cost way too much for what it did. It's a good idea, but needs a bit of refinement to truly make it great.
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post #17112 of 36942
I opened it with a tiny flat head screw driver by popping each side open. It works well and uses minimal force on the little tabs, but hurts my hands to do for all the switches. I got it all done now.

The screw driver is also what I use to take the keys off of the plate and how I pry off keys from stabilizers at times. It is very useful lol.
 
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Should I be worried about this scratch?
 
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Nope. The pad isn't lifted, so you should be good, especially since it's not a cut across the trace. If you're really worried, flow some solder onto the trace there to bridge it, but don't keep the heat there too long.
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Thanks, I wasn't thinking it would be, I didn't do anything crazy and I don't really know how it happened in the first place.

I guess I will find out in a couple days, I might be at a lowes hardware tomorrow so I am going to look into something to put on the plate to keep it from rusting.
 
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If the solder's not sticking when you try it then stop. The silkscreen repels solder
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I'd consider investing in a can of sharkhide if you can.
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also, corrosionx is a great alternative that's used in a wide variety of applications
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you can also simply get the tray anodized clear.

that nick is superficial. I wouldn't worry about it.
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well HPE the pain we go through for our hobbies eh?
I am seriously looking forward to seeing how it all turns out have some rep to ease the pain smile.gif
    
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All these sweet looking boards and so few KOTM entries. D:
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All these sweet looking boards and so few KOTM entries. D:

Let me get some better pictures and I'll add my submission! biggrin.gif
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