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Buy a new keyboard, send it out to someone with experience... Or...
Learn on something else first

Learning to solder, and de-solder (which I find much more difficult, especially now that we use non-leaded solder) isn't really something you want to learn on an expensive mechanical keyboard, you WILL screw it up, how bad and is it fixable is the real question (melted switch, burnt off pad). I recommend learning on old motherboards since the capacitors are often similar to desoldering a switch or non-s.m.d. LED. If you don't have any, ask a local computer shop, odds are they have one laying around.


As mentioned, Cherry springs are rated differently than aftermarket, Cherry uses trigger pressure (which is about 5-10grams extra to trigger a tactile switch), aftermarket measure how much it takes to fully compress the spring. Note that I did not say bottom out the switch.

A 62g aftermarket spring is actually almost identical to a light Cherry spring (red/blue) at the actuation point (less than a 2gram difference), the difference is that it has more coils and is longer, unlike a Cherry where the spring slowly ramps up in pressure, the 62gram starts off lighter than Cherry, matches it at actuation point and the ramps up to become quite a bit stiffer before the switch bottoms out.

If you want stiffer you will need the 67g aftermarket springs, which will change the ramp up, but also be stiffer at the actuation point. If you want similar to a Cherry spring, but just something in between Red and Black, look into finding Outemu light springs (red or blue) which are right in between Cherry red and black.
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Keyboard Keycaps / Re: Sa carbon for dvorak
« Last post by kiettv12 on Thu, 22 June 2017, 06:54:43 »
If you post this question on the discussion for the drop you will get answers faster :D As far as I know, there are three ways to get the alphas you want to work with the dvorak layout.

Option 1: Get the alphas, and the DC kit
Option 2: Get the adaptive alphas kit
Option 3: Get 2 sets of the blank alphas

As for the rest of the keys that you need to get, you need to give us more information to help you out. Lets start with this, what keyboard do you have?

i have a fullsize filco
numpad and mod i got it but the alphas are confusing
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In the picture linked above you can see the white switch has a small bump on it.

As far as making it not click, you could do some variation  of the jailhouse mod.

You could just leave it alone and see if it bothers you.

Or I'm sure you can find a clear switch or just a clear stem and spring and swap that.

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geekhack Media / Re: Post Your Killed By Kaps / Kult Worship Kaps!
« Last post by suntorywhisky on Thu, 22 June 2017, 06:49:11 »
Slime brothers

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Great pair man!

Thanks! I'm pretty excited to finally get these two together.

Although, in person, the Vandal is a bit more pale than the Mummy so they aren't 100% identical in color.
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Making Stuff Together! / Re: New custom TKL "No. 1" (prototype & renders inside)
« Last post by ppp on Thu, 22 June 2017, 06:48:10 »
Yeah I mean, would you lay your hands on something of which you've only seen the front? :)

Preach  :))

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Keyboard Keycaps / Re: Keycaps with windows for paper legends
« Last post by SpAmRaY on Thu, 22 June 2017, 06:47:22 »
The term you are looking for is relegendable keycap.

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Ivory sounds amazing, hopefully that goes through!  :p
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geekhack Media / Re: Post your Korean Keyboard ^_^
« Last post by Jokrik on Thu, 22 June 2017, 06:36:22 »
can't see dent from that angle assuming jokrik was the seller

Now I remember I have a 456gt somewhere in the house
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Clears and whites are two different switches. pic:

https://deskthority.net/wiki/File:Cherry_MX_clear_vs_white.jpg

left: clears = tactile (aka vintage clears)
right: white(milky or whatever) = clicky

The latter being the ****ty inconsistent pos switch nobody likes. So what you have is a clear mx board with a single mx white in it.
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Group Buys and Preorders / Re: [GB]GMK Dolch(Waiting for production)
« Last post by Prelim on Thu, 22 June 2017, 06:29:57 »
indeed, is it already in manufacturing process? How about foreseen shipping date?
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