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Offline karlito

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SMK-88 keyboard mod - karlito
« on: Fri, 04 July 2008, 11:12:28 »
Cherry switches...  Ever wonder???

If you could take a cherry switch from one keyboard and put it into another?
What they look like on the inside?




















Now you know. I have a lot of soldering ahead of me and one big question do I make easier to press linear switches by putting the blue stem springs into the black stem switches or just stick w/ the blue stem switches...

I'll post back if and when I finish replacing all the switches on the SMK-88.

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« Reply #1 on: Sun, 17 August 2008, 16:01:43 »
Couldn't you just have swapped the stems?

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« Reply #2 on: Sun, 17 August 2008, 17:28:07 »
Quote from: graywolf;7456
Couldn't you just have swapped the stems?


Look at how the switches are mounted.  You can't reach the bottom side to release the top section.  They had to be de-soldered.

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« Reply #3 on: Sun, 17 August 2008, 19:55:02 »
Quote from: iMav;7459
Look at how the switches are mounted.  You can't reach the bottom side to release the top section.  They had to be de-soldered.


Ahh, I see.