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Offline Capitalistix

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Cherry non plate mounted boards
« on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 09:42:06 »
Are there any good/fairly cheap cherry boards that arent plate mounted so that I could change them this way?



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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 10:06:17 »
The Beast will be doing a GB for a tool which will let you open up keys much more easily (and safely) than in that video, and if my understanding's correct it shouldn't matter if it's plate or pcb mounted...

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Offline IvanIvanovich

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 10:12:38 »
Can't open plate mount switch without desolder, no matter what tool you happen to have.
PCB mount boards:
Cherry G80 series
Vortex Poker, Race, Pure (non led)
Plum 96
Neo Zelia
Chicony 5191

I've also seen a few various Taiwanese mystery boards that were pcb mount without any useful brand or model numbers.

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #3 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 10:15:07 »
Yes it matters if the plate is not Phantom style.  The plate needs cutouts to allow the switch to be opened.  Phantom is the first board that had this, LZ produced at least one board and The_Beast is producing a poker plate.
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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #4 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 10:20:59 »
Ahhh, ok, so the cutouts give space for the plastic arms to move out so that the top can be lifted.  Gotya!

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #5 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 12:39:05 »
Too bad my SS7G doesnt have these cut-outs... id love to switch my blacks with blues but i doubt my desoldering skills...

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 14:57:02 »
Can't open plate mount switch without desolder, no matter what tool you happen to have.
PCB mount boards:
Cherry G80 series
Vortex Poker, Race, Pure (non led)
Plum 96
Neo Zelia
Chicony 5191

I've also seen a few various Taiwanese mystery boards that were pcb mount without any useful brand or model numbers.
As I recall back, I once saw some thread here that someone is able to do so(remove the switch cape) for his plate mounted access keyboard. Though, he done that by a hardcore way, pushing the whole steel plate down...

Offline IvanIvanovich

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #7 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 15:17:26 »
Yes I did that, would not reccomend trying it on staggered board at all though, it would be very difficult.

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #8 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 15:28:27 »
Not to mention that most boards nowadays are having extra components below the steel plate...

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #9 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 15:41:18 »
hm maybe pushing it down works on my 7g :>
id have a g80 in backup for the case it wont :D

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 15:51:02 »
I'm sure you can probably get it pushed down, it's getting it back where it belongs when done that is the problem. On matrix board there is clear line to feed something through between switch under the plate to make it easy to pull up. Even with this advantage it was still somewhat tricky as it needed to be done column by column.

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 15:52:56 »
well i didnt spend too much on that board, i bought it for like 35 so it worth a try i guess since im not
satisfied with black switches.

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 15:54:52 »
Good luck, let us know if you are successful.

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 23 October 2012, 19:40:38 »
oh well... no chance there.. the plate is mounted with some distance holders onto the pcb :< i could only squeeze it a little around the center

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 24 October 2012, 02:49:59 »
Get a Cherry G80-3000. I got one and I just change the switches whenever I want depending on my mood.

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Re: Cherry non plate mounted boards
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 24 October 2012, 16:22:47 »
i have a cherry g80-3000 but it got black switches aswell. but at least it has all doubleshots even the 1.25x modifiers. typing on it feela better than on my ss7g due to pcb mointing i guess.