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Title: Retooled Gateron Issue
Post by: Noveltty on Wed, 23 October 2019, 10:33:38

i bought gateron yellow these days.
n i've found some problem.

Recent gateron linear become tactile with some keycaps, like GMK.
in video, left is new switches, right is old switches.


(https://i.imgur.com/b0FcKSZ.png)

n it's stem was little different.

i think it was retooled n it make some problem.

maybe from switches produced from Jul~Aug, 19.
Title: Re: Retooled Gateron Issue
Post by: Sup on Thu, 24 October 2019, 15:06:54
I know the old milky yellow had these problems could be that you got a old batch of milky yellows.
Title: Re: Retooled Gateron Issue
Post by: Rob27shred on Thu, 24 October 2019, 15:43:15
It's the stem of the keycap catching it's edge on the northside of the housing. Not sure what could be done to fix it either than using caps that have a thinner stem?
Title: Re: Retooled Gateron Issue
Post by: Cara1way on Mon, 23 December 2019, 06:10:26
Gateron will be retooling the ink switches to help out with the loose leaves. This is not a recall, and they are not replacing switches LiteBlue Login (https://www.liteblue.one/liteblue-login/).
Title: Re: Retooled Gateron Issue
Post by: Steezus on Mon, 23 December 2019, 07:43:19
Gateron will be retooling the ink switches to help out with the loose leaves. This is not a recall, and they are not replacing switches

They have already retooled the inks and supposedly fixed the loose leaf issue. That is not the same issue as what Noveltty is experiencing.
Title: Re: Retooled Gateron Issue
Post by: Rob27shred on Mon, 23 December 2019, 07:44:06
Gateron will be retooling the ink switches to help out with the loose leaves. This is not a recall, and they are not replacing switches LiteBlue Login (https://www.liteblue.one/liteblue-login/).

Are you sure they have really decided to retool to fix the loose leaf issues? I have heard a ton of conflicting info on that & was under the impression that they were not gonna do anything about it. Hopefully they do fix it cause it really is a problem, even for those who do not mod their switches.
Title: Re: Retooled Gateron Issue
Post by: Rob27shred on Mon, 23 December 2019, 07:45:19
Gateron will be retooling the ink switches to help out with the loose leaves. This is not a recall, and they are not replacing switches

They have already retooled the inks and supposedly fixed the loose leaf issue. That is not the same issue as what Noveltty is experiencing.

Good news here, I guess disregard my previous post!
Title: Re: Retooled Gateron Issue
Post by: Steezus on Mon, 23 December 2019, 08:13:16
Gateron will be retooling the ink switches to help out with the loose leaves. This is not a recall, and they are not replacing switches

They have already retooled the inks and supposedly fixed the loose leaf issue. That is not the same issue as what Noveltty is experiencing.

Good news here, I guess disregard my previous post!

1upkeyboards made a post on r/mm saying they have the retooled inks where the issue was resolved and confirmed by Gateron:

https://www.1upkeyboards.com/shop/switches/set-packs/gateron-ink-switches/

However, on that reddit post, a moderator (https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/ec2wrc/vendor_gateron_inks_updated_version_now_available/fblym33) just recently posted saying that he confirmed that the issue was not fixed. So now I honestly don't really know.
Title: Re: Retooled Gateron Issue
Post by: Rob27shred on Mon, 23 December 2019, 08:35:04
Gateron will be retooling the ink switches to help out with the loose leaves. This is not a recall, and they are not replacing switches

They have already retooled the inks and supposedly fixed the loose leaf issue. That is not the same issue as what Noveltty is experiencing.

Good news here, I guess disregard my previous post!

1upkeyboards made a post on r/mm saying they have the retooled inks where the issue was resolved and confirmed by Gateron:

https://www.1upkeyboards.com/shop/switches/set-packs/gateron-ink-switches/

However, on that reddit post, a moderator (https://www.reddit.com/r/mechmarket/comments/ec2wrc/vendor_gateron_inks_updated_version_now_available/fblym33) just recently posted saying that he confirmed that the issue was not fixed. So now I honestly don't really know.

Ah, thanks for clarifying. Yeah it's kinda nebulous as to what Gateron is gonna do about it. First I heard they were gonna fix it, then I heard they were claiming that it was not an issue & they were not gonna retool, since then it's just been in the spin cycle of the rumor mill so I don't know what to think either. I did some searching, but couldn't find anything else that could confirm a fix or not beyond what you linked also. Personally gonna keep steering clear of Inks till we get some reviews of this new batch.