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Offline jdcarpe

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Replacing Cherry MY Switches...Possible?
« on: Sun, 01 April 2012, 22:10:50 »
Sorry if this has been addressed before, but I searched, and I couldn't find it in the wiki, either.

Is it possible to replace all the MY switches on a Cherry Corp board with MX switches from another donor board? Just desolder the MY switches and solder in the MX switches? I ordered a Cherry Corp G81-1822HQMUS from eBay, and I have a Wyse board with Cherry MX Black switches as the donor. I also have a Compaq MX-11800 board with a non-working trackball from which I could harvest MX Brown switches (or the springs, to make ghetto reds). Any thoughts?
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« Reply #1 on: Sun, 01 April 2012, 22:44:31 »
The Mechanical Keyboard wiki. Specifically, the Geekhack Switch Wiki and link to Cherry MX, ML, MY, etc., but that article seems to be empty.
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« Reply #2 on: Sun, 01 April 2012, 23:34:47 »
Alas, it's as I suspected. Oh well, after I harvest those sweet DS keycaps it's into the trash bin for Mr. Cherry.
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Replacing Cherry MY Switches...Possible?
« Reply #3 on: Fri, 06 April 2012, 07:10:54 »
Why would you go through all that work..... ridiculous dedicated you are

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« Reply #4 on: Fri, 06 April 2012, 07:31:24 »
Unfortunately, a double-shot Right Shift key from a G8x-18xx won't fit a Compaq MX-11800. 1.75 vs 2 units wide. I don't know why Cherry made them different ...
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« Reply #5 on: Fri, 06 April 2012, 13:26:49 »
Of course it will

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« Reply #6 on: Fri, 06 April 2012, 13:59:42 »
Quote from: mbc;569044
Of course it will
What are you referring to?

Cherry G8x-18xx vs G8x-118xx keys? I have three G80-18xx and a Compaq 11801 and I know what I am writing about.
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