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Offline xSpartanCx

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PCB mount switches made into plate mount?
« on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 18:09:33 »
Is there any way to modify a PCB mount switch so it can work with a plate mounted keyboard?

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Re: PCB mount switches made into plate mount?
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 18:10:33 »
Is there any way to modify a PCB mount switch so it can work with a plate mounted keyboard?

Clip off the 2 legs on the bottom


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Offline xSpartanCx

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Re: PCB mount switches made into plate mount?
« Reply #2 on: Tue, 30 July 2013, 19:21:45 »
Ah, I did not know there was such a thing. Thanks!

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Re: PCB mount switches made into plate mount?
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 05:36:08 »


Two other important things:
  • You can't go the other way around. Meaning there is no way to convert plate-mounted into PCB-mounted switch
  • If the PCB has holes for the plastic pegs, leave those pegs on whether you're using a plate or not.
« Last Edit: Wed, 31 July 2013, 05:42:23 by WhiteFireDragon »

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Re: PCB mount switches made into plate mount?
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 08:20:22 »
One more thing: if you're not opposed to this, you could also try opening all the switches, and offering to trade someone for their platemount bottom housings. I know some people are out for PCB mount, and would like to trade.

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Re: PCB mount switches made into plate mount?
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 31 July 2013, 08:23:08 »
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Ah, I did not know there was such a thing. Thanks!

It's a stickied thread in the Keyboards subforum. Link is here.