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Hello OCN, a friend upgraded his keyboard to a nice mechanical one, and gave me his G15 v1 for free. I thought, well, those blue LED's don't really go well with my case theme....neither does that silver....so I took things into my own hands.

First off, came swapping those LED's

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On the right, the new guy...orange smile.gif
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They didn't fit the standard 3mm slot allotted, so a little ghetto-rig was required.

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Next came the painting....

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and of course....reassembly smile.gif

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Not all is fine and dandy though.....keys M, I, and . (period) have stopped working. I'm hoping somebody may be able to help me biggrin.gif. Red highlights are non-functional keys..

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I've tested continuity as far along the traces as I can, and I haven't found any breaks...however typing on all keys once fully assembled, or as seen in the picture above (no rubber membrane, or keys...just the sheet with copper traces) function except those in red.

Can somebody help me make this mod complete, or else its going to go out the window frown.gif

[edit]

Fixed smile.gif. Found another broken G15 (physical cracks on the plastic...) but the guts were good! A swap of the internals and I have a working board biggrin.gif
Edited by Kopi - 7/20/11 at 11:39am
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Try pencilling over the graphite pieces on the membrane.
    
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Do you mean the electrical traces ? There is no graphite on the membrane.
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Try visually routing back from the nonfunctional key to the connector. Then use a paper clip or whatever to see if making a bypass connection fires the key.

Could also be as simple as a piece of crud stuck in the membrane from the drilling or soldering.
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Do you mean the electrical traces ? There is no graphite on the membrane.
It is a jelly dome keyboard correct?
Take off the membrane from the board and look at the black pieces underneath the dome. Try shading some of it with a pencil, or shorting it with a paperclip.
    
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