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Blackwidow number keys feel different from others?

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I have a Blackwidow Ultimate and the number keys, specifically 1-4, are less clicky and feel more linear than all the other keys. I've had it less than a month, so I doubt it's any sort of wear. Are any other Blackwidow users experiencing anything like this? Trying to figure out if maybe it's a "feature" rather than a defect since I still have time to return it.
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mine did that for a bit.. turns out my dust haven of a room ended up with dust under some keys. I find that my 1-0 is more linear then the rest of the board.
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Originally Posted by Ickz View Post
I have a Blackwidow Ultimate and the number keys, specifically 1-4, are less clicky and feel more linear than all the other keys. I've had it less than a month, so I doubt it's any sort of wear. Are any other Blackwidow users experiencing anything like this? Trying to figure out if maybe it's a "feature" rather than a defect since I still have time to return it.
I can't tell if I am thinking the problem up or not. If anything, mine are stiffer. Also, mine is only a week or so old.
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How do you remove mechanical keys? Do you need a special tool or anything or just pull them out? I didn't want to try just popping them out like normal keys for fear of damaging them. Gonna see if there's dust or whatever under mine or if taking them out and re-seating them changes anything.
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use compressed air or your mouth.
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Had a problem like this with a Blue Cherry keyboard before. It turned out to be a small hair lodged into the bottom of the switch. So much for uber-reliable mechanical keyboards...
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I ordered a new Blackwidow Ultimate from Newegg and returned the one I had to the store I bought it from (they had no others in stock at the time) because of my original issue with the number keys. Well, the new one I got feels absolutely horrible. Almost every key on the new one is suffering from the same issue I had with the 1-4 keys on my original, if not even worse than those. Rather than having the nice tactile click feel and sound, the keys have a springy like sound and feel. It's really awful. I'm going to rma this one with Newegg and hope the next one they send me is good.

edit: Is there something that could've happened in shipping that could cause the keys to feel like this? Like, is there anything I could do to, like, "tighten" the keys up or something. I've tried popping some of the keys off and putting them back on, but that has done nothing.
Edited by Ickz - 2/9/11 at 8:27pm
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