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Offline ishtob

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« on: Mon, 05 December 2011, 13:18:15 »
Step 1: use a pencil to mark down width of the latch


Step 2: Cut


Step 3: Test and enjoy :D

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« Reply #1 on: Mon, 05 December 2011, 13:42:19 »
Now I have a reason to have 1000000000 picks lying about. Good tip!
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« Reply #2 on: Mon, 05 December 2011, 15:54:08 »
making putting together ergo clears for my DOX so much easier

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« Reply #3 on: Mon, 05 December 2011, 20:55:00 »
So resourceful haha. Would this work on switches that are already soldered on? Right now I'm using two small screw drivers and let me tell you its a PITA.

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« Reply #4 on: Mon, 05 December 2011, 22:49:20 »
Yeah opening a standalone switch is not a problem.  It's the ones attached to the PCB that are a pain.

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« Reply #5 on: Tue, 06 December 2011, 00:57:38 »
bend the end back maybe?

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« Reply #6 on: Tue, 06 December 2011, 00:58:55 »
braiiins, i have a method to use only 1 screw driver to remove the top from PCB mounted switches... i actually find it easier to do than these detached ones

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« Reply #7 on: Wed, 07 December 2011, 22:26:22 »
Quote from: ishtob;465041
braiiins, i have a method to use only 1 screw driver to remove the top from PCB mounted switches... i actually find it easier to do than these detached ones

Do tell! I opened up a bunch of PCB mounted ones using a flathead screwdriver placed between the two parts that snap around and popping it off, but it wasn't all that easy.
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« Reply #8 on: Thu, 08 December 2011, 00:13:05 »
the trick i found is to depress the stem first then insert screw driver to either one of the upper tabs. pull up on that side and hold it, and now do the other upper tab.

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« Reply #9 on: Thu, 08 December 2011, 00:14:42 »
i swap a keyboard like this in ~30 min

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« Reply #10 on: Sat, 17 December 2011, 10:00:51 »
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the trick i found is to depress the stem first then insert screw driver to either one of the upper tabs. pull up on that side and hold it, and now do the other upper tab.

By upper tab do you mean the plastic around the center you can hook under now that the stem is pushed down and out of the way? I'd be worried about damaging it I think, though I guess you had no problems with that.
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