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post #8961 of 36836
lol i stil find it dumb that they build these beautiful expensive keyboards and then throw on this ugly grey usb cable mad.gif
why not a nice sleeved black ps2 cable with a usb adapter included?
you woudl think that more thought would go into the design for that price range.
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post #8962 of 36836
yeah thats a bit of a fail , especially a keyboard of that price , not to mention you are not going to want to take it apart and mod it after you just spent 1K on it ,.
    
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post #8963 of 36836
Not to mention that you can prob mod your own keyboard to look like that for cheaper... or get someone to mod your keyboard for cheaper.
post #8964 of 36836
the keys would be touch , the board can be done with a wood grain kind of di-noc but for the keys you would almost need a shrink wrap or something .. either way it can be done for cheaper than 1K
    
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post #8965 of 36836
I'd say a large part of the cost is in labor. Crafting something of that quality takes a large amount of time, especially since it is probably being done largely by hand. Having an artisan on OCN or geekhack do something like this would probably fall close to the same price range once they realized the amount of time it would take to fill each order. These KBs are definitely works of art.
    
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it might also just be done with a wood cnc machine and they are making tons of money .. We like to think hours and hours go into making them but in the end its a buisness and if theres a cheaper faster way to do it you can bet the makers know it .. At that price I hope they are man made .
    
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Where can I buy some Ducky Shines. They are sold out everywhere. I don't want to buy them off ebay either.
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Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

I could use some help right now... I've got the CM quickfire rapid, and I may or may not have spilt a little coffee on it: the lower right corner to be exact. I pulled keys out and wiped the coffee off and plugged it in, worked like it used to. But after I came from a walk with my dog it didn't work anymore. It registers keys wrong, for example if I press "a" or "z" it registers it (single keystroke) as "za", and same with most of the 2nd and 3rd row alphabets. Some keys work fine as do all the leds and such.
The thought of coffee on the mini-usb connector crossed my mind, it could have caused some kind of short or something. Could also be completely unrelated... Damn.
Any ideas? Think I'll let it dry for the rest of the day and if it works tomorrow.
I'm already fed up with this rubber dome, and this post is the first thing I've written on this keyboard.

I'd take the board apart and check for liquid shorting the contacts on the PCB. You'd be surprised at how long liquid can remain in the KB.
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Originally Posted by Blizlake View Post

I could use some help right now... I've got the CM quickfire rapid, and I may or may not have spilt a little coffee on it: the lower right corner to be exact. I pulled keys out and wiped the coffee off and plugged it in, worked like it used to. But after I came from a walk with my dog it didn't work anymore. It registers keys wrong, for example if I press "a" or "z" it registers it (single keystroke) as "za", and same with most of the 2nd and 3rd row alphabets. Some keys work fine as do all the leds and such.
The thought of coffee on the mini-usb connector crossed my mind, it could have caused some kind of short or something. Could also be completely unrelated... Damn.
Any ideas? Think I'll let it dry for the rest of the day and if it works tomorrow.
I'm already fed up with this rubber dome, and this post is the first thing I've written on this keyboard.
I'd take the board apart and check for liquid shorting the contacts on the PCB. You'd be surprised at how long liquid can remain in the KB.
I was just coming to post back actually... biggrin.gif
After a lot of swearing I put the keyboard on the floor with a fan blowing air over it. Kept it drying like that for roughly 20 hours or so and now it seems to work fine again. Don't know if it actually had coffee somewhere on the pcb or if the usb connector had some coffee/water on it when I plugged it in causing a short or something. The only thing I care about really is that the kb is working fine which saves 100€ for something else. biggrin.gif
post #8970 of 36836
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Where can I buy some Ducky Shines. They are sold out everywhere. I don't want to buy them off ebay either.

you buy them at tiger imports , tank guys or here for the ocn line of them ( when they are available )
    
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