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Offline rootwyrm

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How to order service parts, specifically keycaps?
« on: Tue, 29 January 2013, 19:46:53 »
... okay fine just the spacebar. Lots of spacebars. Look, this thing doesn't even last 4 days before I've reduced it to a mirror smooth finish. It's ABS - I knew this was gonna happen. Since I've yet to find anyone selling a PBT replacement spacebar, I'm.. okayish with ordering replacement spacebars. (Rather have a much more durable spacebar to be honest.)

To be fair, I didn't expect it to last very long in the first place - I keep a large stock of IBM PBT spacebars exactly because of this. (Both of my thumbs hit the spacebar at almost the exact same point and I tend to rest my thumb there as well.) I just can't find how to order 6-8 replacement spacebars direct from CM.

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Re: How to order service parts, specifically keycaps?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 29 January 2013, 21:14:27 »
Since you want the OEM profile, may I suggest WASD? They will match up profile wise.

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Re: How to order service parts, specifically keycaps?
« Reply #2 on: Sat, 02 February 2013, 05:10:54 »
Since you want the OEM profile, may I suggest WASD? They will match up profile wise.

Yah, think I'm gonna go with a set from a GB leftover. (You know which.) The GOWs called out to me.
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Re: How to order service parts, specifically keycaps?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 03 February 2013, 01:54:20 »
If you're going to buy from SP, they have stock of the profile we typically use. I'm not sure what they have in stock however.