For those who have been following the other threads, I've been trying to stop my Filco Majestouch-2 from ringing in B♭ every time I press a key.
In one of those threads, someone (I should really circle back and remember who) suggested using expanding insulation foam to fill the gap between the PCB and the metal plate, thus dampening the noise.
So I was at my local Lowe's home improvement store and ran across this stuff...
...with the intention of injecting it into my new $150 keyboard.
But yes, yes I did.
It was an interesting experience. This stuff goes absolutely everywhere.
What a mess!
So I got to the office this morning after the foam had cured and...
The ****in thing works!!! No ****, it actually worked. I'm typing on it right now. Apart from a slightly sticky W and F keys, which should loosen up with some lube, everything feels great. All keys are operational, amazingly. And the best part?NO MORE RINGING!!
That being said, for anyone who is as crazy as I am to try such a thing, please learn from the mess I made of my keyboard before you begin. Some observations:
1) This stuff REALLY goes everywhere. Initially I had not removed the keycaps because I never thought it would come through the front of the board, but it did, and went everywhere. Luckily I have a brand spanking new set of Ducky PBC keys waiting the wings after I get the board cleaned up.
2) Did I mention this stuff goes everywhere? It's a mess. Prepare accordingly.
3) You'll need to splice a narrower tube onto the main tube to get it in between the metal plate and the PCB. I used a narrow drinking straw.
4) Wear gloves. My hands still have this stuff on them. The can says the only way to get it off is "mechanically." Heh. Appropriate I suppose.
That's all for now, will post more pics when I have her cleaned up and the new keys on.
Oh, and how could I forget...UPDATE:
Got her all cleaned up and new PBT Keycaps on!