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7 Conesecutive keys on my mechanical keyboard I just built are not working....

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Ok so from the photo you sent, shorting the blue to the pink made it type z, and from 7 to the pin to the left of orange, but not orange made it work, which is awesome. The piece you asked about is soldered but it is just hard to see in the little amount of light against the black pcb. One little problem with the weird layout is that left shift is soldered UNDER the controller, so that might not be fixable. I can always change my keeb layout and get used to right shift though

Also, is there some strategy I can use when bridging the 7 keys all to one pin where  i dont have to have 7 wires all connecting to this one pin, like some sort of daisy chain? Would it be a highway like this just running from that 7 pin (*gq0aeDYXPBMpDV9-WG2u9g.jpeg) ?

Blue to pink types Z, what does pink to left of orange type?

You should only need 1 wire to fix all 7 as all the switches are connected like your pic, except the diodes are connected to the columns on your PCB.

Ok I went ahead and did it and I just connected them all via one wire to the 7 pin and they are all working perfect! If I could get your help on 2 more small things while you are here though that would be awesome because I dont know how to read schematics or really diagnose most of the problems I am having. First problem is that being the idiot that I am I, I soldered on the pro micro BEFORE I put in the left shift, and that is why it was not working. Now i have the pro micro already on there but have to solder the shift some way. Photo for reference of what the area for the switch would look like without the pro micro on the bottom: ( ) . Here's a reddit thread where someone had the same issue but got only one response that I cannot understand: . I tried slipping a hotswap socket between the pro micro and the board but it wont work if it is not soldered down onto the PCB. is there any sort of material that acts as flux or solder but takes a little longer to solidify so I can apply it to the switch then place the switch into the socket without having to use the soldering iron?

Oh dear.  It is very strange that what appears to be a great first keyboard project has a soldered pro micro - they should have used soldered sockets on the main PCB and pins on the pro micro so you could pull it out :(

The reddit comment suggests you solder a really thin wire to the holes then poke that wire through the bottom of the switch and solder it to the leaf inside the switch.  As long as you have a plate to hold the switch in position this would work, but how do you get the wire through the switch without enlarging the holes and moving the leaf?

What switches are you using, I want to have a look inside them before making a suggestion.


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