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I've been thinking of a way to silence my keyboard for a while now, it's just to loud at night with the keys bottoming out

Anyway I just got finished trying the rubber washer mod Sound is perfect now, no noise from bottoming out at all, just the click

I'm not sure if I like how the keys feel though, the washers are a lot thinner than in the picture so it doesn't effect the travel much and they don't feel mushy, quite firm actually but it feels weird :l

I think it would be much better with proper rubber washers instead of slicing up those rubber HD grommet things but they are all I had laying around.

Not a half bad idea man.
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Originally Posted by GeforceGTS View Post
I've been thinking of a way to silence my keyboard for a while now, it's just to loud at night with the keys bottoming out

Anyway I just got finished trying the rubber washer mod Sound is perfect now, no noise from bottoming out at all, just the click

I'm not sure if I like how the keys feel though, the washers are a lot thinner than in the picture so it doesn't effect the travel much and they don't feel mushy, quite firm actually but it feels weird :l

I think it would be much better with proper rubber washers instead of slicing up those rubber HD grommet things but they are all I had laying around.

You can also use Dental Bands:

http://geekhack.org/showwiki.php?title=Island:8857
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post #513 of 36844
I've had alot of success with dental bands on my Filco with Browns. The ones I have are just the right height to catch the end of the stroke and stop the clack of bottoming out, with out being noticeable if you aren't.

I don't know if you'll be able to find them, but the white packet that has a cartoon picture of a moose on the front is the one I use.

The bands are too large to fit snug on the stem under the keycap, but I just sat them on top of the switch so they sat loosely around the stem, and its been great for the few months I've had the board.
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Back at it...

Now just to have the Xai again my setup will be complete

Btw, anybody know a trick/program to get the Windows key back on the left side? I'm too used to Windows hotkeys on the left side to use the right so I would like to remap and swap the two keys.

Edit - also are the key caps on the 7G the same on the Filcos? Asking to see if I can get those l33t lavender WASD keys off elite that are all the rage these days


Edited by MLJS54 - 6/18/10 at 2:06pm
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Originally Posted by MLJS54 View Post
Back at it...

Now just to have the Xai again my setup will be complete

Btw, anybody know a trick/program to get the Windows key back on the left side? I'm too used to Windows hotkeys on the left side to use the right so I would like to remap and swap the two keys.

Edit - also are the key caps on the 7G the same on the Filcos? Asking to see if I can get those l33t lavender WASD keys off elite that are all the rage these days

no. they will fit but they may not have the same profile.

left fn key on the steelseries 7G cannot be remapped.
Edited by lmnop - 6/18/10 at 2:46pm
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lavender W, S, A, D should be alright.
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post #517 of 36844
those things look like the lifesavers or chewy round lifesavers lol
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The browns seem to be a good typing to game tradeoff.
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i should be getting my abs m1 in a week

just order one off ebay for 41$ shipped wish i would've knew about the newegg deal 2months back.. but owell 41$ isint bad for this keyboard hopefully.


so when i get it i let you know


this will be my first mechanical keyboard


got tired of rubber membrane keyboards sense they feel like crap after couple months of use lol just don't feel the same when they was new..

keyboard i switch too in the mean time is the gateway 2000 anykey which i herd was close too mechanical sense it uses maxi switchs and was made by them from what it says on the back of the board. i know its much better than today membranes sense i own a good bit of them and this beats them by a long way for the key feel and noise.

and whats pretty neat it has macros and remap keys and works pretty good too just like the logitech g15 but much better keyboard.
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Gateway Anykeys use rubber domes with silders on top of them. They are a definite improvement over contemporary rubber domes, but just about any mechanical keyboard will beat them.
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