TONGFANG GK5CN5Z / GK5CN6Z / GK5CQ7Z / GK5CP0Z

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  1. Blebleuh

    Blebleuh Notebook Geek

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    The technical support guy told me (sorry for the bad translation) : "If you order a french keyboard to replace your old one, you will receive a brand new keyboard, including caps and switches".

    I think he means that you get a keyboard case with switches and caps already mounted on, so you would just have to replace your whole keyboard case by the new one

    Maybe one of us has to tear down his/her own laptop in order to see if the full keyboard case can actually be fully and easily removed (without removing glue, bending some parts, destroying some other...) :)
    I bet that removing the whole keyboard is easier and less dangerous than just removing a single switch :D

    Not on PCSpecialist yet. But we have hope :
    - 17.3" Recoil II seems to use the same keyboard (still looking for confirmation) but with QUIET switches, and caps with a new layer I never saw before
    - We know that PCS will have quiet keyboards for 15.6" Recoil II very soon. Maybe it gonna be with the concave key caps XMG and Illegear uses
     
  2. Fastidious Reader

    Fastidious Reader Notebook Evangelist

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    Asking around the 17 inch model key caps are unique to its design. And I've heard no change in the 15 inch key caps so that's something they source themselves
     
  3. Leonard Fernandez

    Leonard Fernandez Notebook Enthusiast

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    These laptops have high response times.
     
  4. lKinder_Bueno

    lKinder_Bueno Notebook Consultant

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    Welcome to the laptop world. I think you need desktop PC with a "super ultra destroyer pro gaming TN monitor". The 0.005 seconds less of delay will surely improve any gaming session.


    Oh well. So I'm happy to know i'm totally wrong. When the new keyboard will be avaible i'll buy it and try to understand how to install it. There are 2-3 screws under the keyboard. I'm quite sure it is required to remove also the motherboard to have access to the screws.


    Yes it is true. The 17" laptop uses the same keycaps of the 15". They are the same keyboard with the same "switch" type.
     
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  5. yachar

    yachar Newbie

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    I wanted to buy a full keyboard (in Spanish) since I have several broken switches and they told me that they did not sell the keyboard, only the keys ... although in the end they sent me a few switchs for free (thanks PCS!) but It is curious that you are offered the full keyboard.

    Anyway, changing the full keyboard does not seem like a simple task, as IKinder_bueno says you should probably remove even the motherboard
     
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  6. Blebleuh

    Blebleuh Notebook Geek

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    I agree, this is was I was thinking about when I said "fully and easily removable (without removing glue, bending some parts, destroying some other...)". I agree it's not as easy as changing RAM, but it's still removing screws and parts and unpluging stuff. I hope that if you were able to repaste CPU and GPU, you will be able to replace the keyboard without the need of extra special tricks, skills or tools.

    Wow, looks like we have contradictory information from PCS. @yachar do you have access to "My spare parts" on your PCS account ? This is where I saw that I was able to buy new keyboards. And the technical support guy told me that these keyboards are entire keyboards, with switches and caps, and that he was not able to send me only a few switches as you had. Lucky you !
    So maybe you're right and the the technical support guy was wrong and when you buy a new keyboard on "My spare parts" page from your PCS account you only get caps... or not. Arf, so confusing.

    @Jacob Hawkes Please, could you give us some clarification on the following points ?
    - What do we actually get when we buy a new keyboard from our PCS account on the "My spare parts" page ? Only caps ? Switches + caps ? Or fully mounted keyboard ?
    - Do you know which caps style will be mounted with incoming new quiet keyboards ?
    - If we bought a Recoil II with the clicky keyboard, will we be able to buy new quiet keyboards as a spare part and install it our-self ?
     
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  7. Leonard Fernandez

    Leonard Fernandez Notebook Enthusiast

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    I bought a asus rog plus 17.3.
    The damn laptop gives off some high pitched noise which I find annoying. Damn, and if I exchange it the next asus will probably have the same annoying noise.
    Then there is only the Chinese brand as my last option where u only hear the blowing wind coming out. But which has a slow response time, the serviced told me 16ms.
    And of course worse graphic card and no gsync...
    Horrible I don't know what to do it's a dilemma both options seem bad
     
  8. Fastidious Reader

    Fastidious Reader Notebook Evangelist

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    Well to say the TONGFANG GK5CN6Z 144hz panel least according to Eluktronics is 5ms LG IPS
     
  9. lKinder_Bueno

    lKinder_Bueno Notebook Consultant

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    You can't complain you car has not the same quality of a Maserati if you have a budget for a citroen. You have just a too low budget. Add other 500-600€ and buy a zephyrus or a razer
     
  10. yachar

    yachar Newbie

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    Yes, in my account I have "My spare parts". The think is that I bought a replacement for my keyboard (hoping a new entire keyboard) and PCS contact me to confirm that they only send the caps, not the entire keyboard. After explaining my problem to the support girl she sent me for free a couple of switches, and refunded my money :)
     
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