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Offline themadreason

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Need Help 122 Key M Resto
« on: Sun, 10 June 2012, 16:40:54 »
You may remember that I have been modding a 122 key M to work with my PC through a USB connector.  I have the bolt mod done.  I replaced the left shift key with a larger one from a 101 key M.  I fabricated my own press fit connector from some wood with a hand saw.  I used some foam insulation to get the connections to press together.

After trying several different configurations for the press fit connector, I still cannot get the keys for Q, A, and Z to register.  The rest of the keyboard works.

Can anyone help me troubleshoot this?  I worked with the barrel plate to ensure that it is flat with the back plate.  I have tried hitting the key hammers through the barrels with a tooth pick.  

Still nothing for the Q key cluster.  I am so close to getting this mod done!  The bolt mod makes the keys feel FANTASTIC!

Advice?  Questions?  Comments?  Caustic remarks?

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Need Help 122 Key M Resto
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 11 June 2012, 14:49:18 »
Don't know the solution to your problem, but I may have some internal parts (membrane, etc) for sale or trade that could replace your problem parts, if that is what it is.

PM me if that is a direction you want to go, I will have to dig around in some boxes.
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Thanks
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 14 June 2012, 14:01:01 »
for the offer.  I will keep that in mind.  I think that my problem may be at the software end.  Are there any special drivers that I need to make this keyboard work?

I allowed the Ruffian controller to auto install drivers.  Do I need some special software with the operating system?

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« Reply #3 on: Thu, 14 June 2012, 15:38:52 »
I have only done Model F 122s, and used Soarer's converter. It worked like a charm, and the only additional software was when I used Key Tweak to move some things around.

I don't know anything about Model Ms except the standard ANSI ones.
Were our leaders just stupid? Well, maybe. But there’s a deeper explanation of the profoundly self-destructive behavior of Trump and his allies: They were all members of America’s cult of selfishness. You see, the modern US right is committed to the proposition that greed is good, that we’re all better off when individuals engage in the untrammeled pursuit of self-interest. In their vision, unrestricted profit maximization by businesses and unregulated consumer choice is the recipe for a good society.
Support for this proposition is, if anything, more emotional than intellectual. I’ve long been struck by the intensity of right-wing anger against relatively trivial regulations, like bans on phosphates in detergent and efficiency standards for light bulbs. It’s the principle of the thing: Many on the right are enraged at any suggestion that their actions should take other people’s welfare into account. This rage is sometimes portrayed as love of freedom. But people who insist on the right to pollute are notably unbothered by, say, federal agents tear-gassing peaceful protesters. What they call “freedom” is actually absence of responsibility.
Rational policy in a pandemic, however, is all about taking responsibility. The main reason you shouldn’t go to a bar and should wear a mask isn’t self-protection, although that’s part of it; the point is that congregating in noisy, crowded spaces or exhaling droplets into shared air puts others at risk. And that’s the kind of thing America’s right just hates, hates to hear. Anger at any suggestion of social responsibility also helps explain the looming fiscal catastrophe.  – Paul Krugman 2020-07-28 NYT