Key Board Repair

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  1. theoak2

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    Removing keys always makes me nervous.I have removed some without incident, but always hairy.
     
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    Access to some may be from the side. Just experiment.
     
  3. Waldeck

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    Well I took the plunge and went for it.

    The Key came off easy in the end, you have to lift up the bottom so its just higher than the board, then push the top towards the bottom. There is a swiveling U spring that runs around the two sides and the bottom of the key top. The ends of the spring fit into two metal flaps with holes in on the board. There are also a couple of nylon clips that attach it to nylon frame on the board.

    The problem with mine was that; the nylon frame is in two parts, the center part of the frame has 2 pins that fit into holes in the outer frame. One of the pins had come out of its hole. So with a big hammer I reset it:rolleyes:. Ok I just prized the 2 apart with a very small flat head screw drive and popped it back in. So confident was I now that I changed the other Shift key top and put it on the left side.

    At 70ish my eyes are not what they use to be, I have a big lighted magnified glass. Also my hands shake a bit so a shot of Jack helps.

    I took photos but not sure how to down load them yet, will try tomorrow.
     
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  4. Waldeck

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    Some of the photos were blurry, so this is what I have:

    Key Back.jpg
    Under side of Key.

    Key Frame 1.jpg
    Pin out of its hole.

    Key Frame 2.jpg
    Pin back in after hammer job?

    Key Board 1.jpg
    Key Board with Shift Keys flipped over.


    The wear on the now right Shift key says to me that this has always been like this.

    On reflection, I think the key could have been removed by flipping the top up and un-clipping the nylon clips, then pulling the springs out of the flaps. Live and learn.
     
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  5. SHEEPMAN!

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    I thought everyone was 70. At least the ones with intestinal fortitude. :)

    Good job.
     
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  6. Waldeck

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    Thanks Mate:D
     
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