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Offline 10centNickle

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Screws under Feet
« on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 14:48:34 »
What is your opinion on keyboard screws under feet?

Offline Findecanor

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Re: Screws under Feet
« Reply #1 on: Fri, 30 July 2021, 16:13:14 »
On vintage keyboards that have them, the adhesive will not always stick when you put the feet back.
It's better when you don't have to remove the feet at all.

The worst are the ones that have screw only under some feet, which fool you into either/or both of:
- thinking that you have removed all screws, when there are some left hidden under feet
- unnecessarily removing feet that don't have screws under them
« Last Edit: Fri, 30 July 2021, 16:18:20 by Findecanor »
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Offline _rubik

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Re: Screws under Feet
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 23:01:54 »
I'm generally not a fan.

I probably open up each board ~2 or 3 times a year. Some adhesive rubber feet are harder to find (or proprietary) or the adhesive is just plain bad. Having to constantly replace feet or stock up is a pain.
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Offline MIGHTY CHICKEN

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Re: Screws under Feet
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 23:02:22 »
Hard to open board

Offline Leslieann

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Re: Screws under Feet
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 11 August 2021, 23:09:15 »
What is your opinion on keyboard screws under feet?
While it can be for cosmetics, it's often used as a way for companies to make a warranty void sticker without labeling it as such.
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Re: Screws under Feet
« Reply #5 on: Fri, 13 August 2021, 12:17:25 »
Pressure fitted feet + screws  is the best because you do not see the screw holes and still maintain functionality.
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Re: Screws under Feet
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 13 August 2021, 13:18:16 »
geon has a cool system for screws under feet on his frog tkl that works really nice

Offline jcoffin1981

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Re: Screws under Feet
« Reply #7 on: Sat, 14 August 2021, 01:53:25 »
I'm not a fan of this system. I'd rather have a hole in the bottom of the board, or a sticker.
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Re: Screws under Feet
« Reply #8 on: Sun, 15 August 2021, 05:13:42 »
Yeah not a fan. I dont really understand why designers feel compelled to do it.