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Offline mattlach

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Has anyone disassembled a Ducky One 2? I have a question.
« on: Wed, 09 January 2019, 19:58:16 »
How difficult is it to separate the bottom half of the case from everything else?

I actually really like the One 2, but I find it's very Asian design language and dual color tone clashes with my style.



I figured I could probably rub off the logo with some solvent, followed by using black Vinyl Dye on it to turn it black, so the whole thing is the same color.

...or maybe I could buy a white one and a black one, and swap the bottoms so they are one color.  (the white One 2 has a white top and a black bottom, and the black One 2 has a black top and a white bottom, but they look otherwise identical.)

Any thoughts?   I'd imagine separating the clamshells is fairly simple after undoing some screws, but I don't know what to expect next.  Are all the innards of the keyboard mounted to the inside of the bottom shell?  Are they easy to get out, so I am left with just the plastic shell, or does it require more involved surgery?

I'd appreciate any input!



Offline mattlach

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Re: Has anyone disassembled a Ducky One 2? I have a question.
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 10 January 2019, 16:01:27 »
Never mind.   Turns out they don't come with the switches I want, so I'm going to have to pass on these

Offline Synomenon

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Re: Has anyone disassembled a Ducky One 2? I have a question.
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 14 January 2019, 23:58:06 »
I have this question as well.

I realize this would void any warranty these keyboards have. I consider myself fairly technical, but not having these items in front of me, it's difficult to determine if it would be easy to swap parts between them. I'm in search for an all-white RGB TKL keyboard with removable USB-C connection. I see these two Ducky models:

Ducky One 2 RGB TKL (white bottom half)
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=4284

Ducky One 2 White Case White LED TKL (white top "plate" and keycaps)
https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=3732


Would it be fairly simple to take the top "plate" and keycaps from the "One 2 White Case White LED TKL" and swap them with the black top plate and black keycaps of the "One 2 RGB TKL" ?


This would result in an all-black Ducky One 2 TKL w/ white LEDs and an all-white Ducky One 2 TKL w/ RGB LEDs.

Offline Synomenon

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Re: Has anyone disassembled a Ducky One 2? I have a question.
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 16 January 2019, 02:44:21 »
Well, I've gone ahead and ordered one of each since no one seems to know for sure.  The all white, white LED TKL with MX Black and the black RGB TKL with MX Nature White.