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Offline Eszett

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16400 on: Wed, 19 December 2018, 19:17:54 »
The problem as a beginner is, you don't know exactly what you want, what you are looking for, what's available, etc. I bought a Filco Majestouch 2 as my first serious mechanical keyboard, and it's still doing it's job, never let me down. Could I've decided better? Probably, as, later on, you want to change the mapping, change switches, etc, and you can't do that with products off the shelf. Could I've decided worse, double yes. So I do not regret it.
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16401 on: Wed, 19 December 2018, 19:51:27 »
Hey, I am very new into mechanical keyboards and quite like the look of the the GMMK. I am just wondering is this a good keyboard and is it good for beginners? Maybe some other keyboard recommendations for a beginner in the sub £50-£150 range... preferable under £100? Thank You

Welcome to Geekhack!

For a first keyboard, you'd want something that you can easily change keycaps i.e. a standard layout.  As you quoted prices in GBP I'd guess you'll be looking for an ISO layout keyboard, which will limit your choice of replacement keycaps considerably.  If you can adjust to an ANSI layout, the choice of replacement keycaps will expand considerably.

You'll probably end up with a number of different keyboards, different layouts, different sizes, different materials eventually anyway, so just enjoy the journey :)
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16402 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 13:04:06 »
Hey, I am very new into mechanical keyboards and quite like the look of the the GMMK. I am just wondering is this a good keyboard and is it good for beginners? Maybe some other keyboard recommendations for a beginner in the sub £50-£150 range... preferable under £100? Thank You

Welcome to Geekhack!

For a first keyboard, you'd want something that you can easily change keycaps i.e. a standard layout.  As you quoted prices in GBP I'd guess you'll be looking for an ISO layout keyboard, which will limit your choice of replacement keycaps considerably.  If you can adjust to an ANSI layout, the choice of replacement keycaps will expand considerably.

You'll probably end up with a number of different keyboards, different layouts, different sizes, different materials eventually anyway, so just enjoy the journey :)

Hi Rowdy, thanks for you help and reply. I am currently on ANSI and clearly have no reason to change layouts back to ISO... thanks for telling me, I did have a 1 or 2 ISO layout keyboards on my short list... it is good to know to steer clear for a while until I know/have learnt more. :thumb:

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16403 on: Thu, 20 December 2018, 14:29:37 »
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16404 on: Mon, 24 December 2018, 08:41:18 »
Has anyone yet to make a solution for Topre to MX Sliders for the spacebar? I've had a few sets of KBDFans MX Sliders and I know they don't have MX spacebar stabilizers. I know Novatouch and Realforce RGB sliders accommodate, but those are pretty rare/pricey. Seems like somebody must have created a 3d print mold for MX stabilizer sliders or something by now.

UPDATE: Hoping this works out: https://www.shapeways.com/product/VAPD43WYK/topre-to-mx-stabilizer-plunger-right
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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16405 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 02:07:58 »
why cant i post on some communities like clack happens?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16406 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 13:13:15 »
why cant i post on some communities like clack happens?

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16407 on: Wed, 02 January 2019, 19:09:54 »
why cant i post on some communities like clack happens?

The Clack Happens thread is currently locked, so regular users cannot create new posts. Typically, when a thread is locked, only mods/admins (and the OP of that thread? not 100% sure) will be able to post.

There are also some subforums that have restrictions on who can create new threads. Some artisan and vendor subforums are set up so that only the vendor can create new threads, to reduce clutter in the subforum. Several sections in the marketplace are also set up such that only members who have been on GH for at least two months and have a postcount of 25 or higher can create new threads, matching our restrictions on who can sell items on geekhack.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16408 on: Sun, 06 January 2019, 18:21:40 »
Hey all - I've been using a Filco Ninja Majestouch-2 cherry blue for 5 years and just recently noticed that the action on the keys has changed - not like they're sticking but almost sticking - like they're stiff - or require more effort on each keypress. (apologies for not knowing the right lingo)

I think this has probably been a slow creep of performance degradation and it only became pronounced enough for me to notice it recently.

I am the worst about any type of maintenance or cleaning - keyboard is not a pretty sight. I don't even know if the keys come off on this model or not but I think not.

ANYWAY my quick question is: Do I bother trying to get this serviced or do I just buy a new one and sell this one as-is on ebay?

If service: I'm in the SF Bay Area - so where?

I really love this keyboard and can't imagine I would get any other model but this same one as a replacement (unless there's someone here who's been a diehard Ninja lover who's since converted to something else even better, and can convince me). I am not a kb enthusiast just someone who needs to type fast all day long.

Thanks all.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16409 on: Mon, 07 January 2019, 05:45:46 »
Remove the caps, and turn the keyboard upside down shaking all the debris out. Plus, use an old toothbrush to brush the debris out.

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Re: Simple Questions, Simple Answers (FAQ in the OP)
« Reply #16410 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 15:52:06 »
Hey guys I'm new here,

got my first 40% coming in the post atm, it's a vortex core. I'm worried about the form factor of 40% but excited nonetheless.

Does anyone know where I can get some keycaps for it? as I know its kinda an awkward set,

thanks!
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