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Oh so there is soldering involved when replacing a switch, I thought it's an easy fix.
Depends on whether the board uses PCB or Plate mounted switches. Plate mounted requires desoldering. The last I checked, Ducky keyboards have plate mounted ones, plate mounted are more common in general.

Also, switches are expensive. It works out cheaper to buy a new keyboard in many cases.
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Depends on how handy you are with a soldering iron.
Considering the size of the solder joints present on most keyboards, it wouldn't be that hard for most people as long as they have a steady hand.

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Originally Posted by GianCCD View Post
So the switches can be replaced? Hmm so are all keys and switches independent? If they are then that is quite useful. Useful when 1 key/switch breaks, I won't have to replace the whole board like my rubber dome keyboards. Do you have any link where most people get their switches? Somewhere I can find it locally or atleast here in US.
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Oh so there is soldering involved when replacing a switch, I thought it's an easy fix.
Yeah there is soldering, though like I said it's not really that hard and you can do it with even a basic iron.

Each switch is independent so if you want to repair a keyboard out of warranty, it's not that hard.

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Also, switches are expensive. It works out cheaper to buy a new keyboard in many cases.
If there's lot of broken switches. But if it's just 1 or 2, replacing them isn't terribly hard.
Edited by Tator Tot - 3/9/11 at 12:20pm
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If there's lot of broken switches. But if it's just 1 or 2, replacing them isn't terribly
Yeah it's nice to know that I have other option than throwing a keyboard with 1 or a couple of broken keys. I'll look into the soldering if ever one of my key breaks.

Just for future reference, where do you guys get your replaceable switches or keycaps?

Also does anybody here know which plastic keycaps are on the Steelseries 6GV2? PBT or ABS?
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If there's lot of broken switches. But if it's just 1 or 2, replacing them isn't terribly
Oh, I thought some sort of serious swap was being discussed.
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I was one of the lucky people who won one of the OCN branded Ducky keyboards.. mine has the blue switches and I haven't used a mechanical keyboard from many many years.. I can say that I love the keyboard and could definitely never go back to using a cheap keyboard again... so here's to my new OCN DUCKY lasting a lifetime!!!!
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Just for future reference, where do you guys get your replaceable switches or keycaps?
Mouser, Digikey, & Newark

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Also does anybody here know which plastic keycaps are on the Steelseries 6GV2? PBT or ABS?
Lazer Etched ABS if I recall.
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Oh, I thought some sort of serious swap was being discussed.
Unless you can find some ebay stockpile, then it's like you said, you're better off getting another board. More so since they're all around $90-150
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post #47 of 48
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Mouser, Digikey, & Newark


Lazer Etched ABS if I recall.


Unless you can find some ebay stockpile, then it's like you said, you're better off getting another board. More so since they're all around $90-150
Thanks for the info Tater Tot. I can't wait to get my 6GV2
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Thanks for the info Tater Tot. I can't wait to get my 6GV2
No problem man
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