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Replacement Switchs ?

3 minutes ago, Brett_Bst said:

I have the clear ones with the red centre, the top part of the caseing of the switch has come apart, wont go bk on and will pop off if I try.

I don't mind soldering one switch but not all of them to fix one, I would just get a new one.

Would like to try fix it though.

If the top housing/casing has just lost or got a broken clip that fastens it you can get a replacement switch and just change out the top cover to see if that fixes it. 

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2230

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi all, toda the "y" key broke, but the top of the actual cherry switch has come off.

So 1: can I replace the switch and 2: how hard is it, do I  have to remove all the switchs to get the one switch out ?

3: best place to get real mx reds ?


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Think you only need to solder and check if there’s any RGB LEDs on the replacement switch.


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13 minutes ago, Brett_Bst said:

Hi all, toda the "y" key broke, but the top of the actual cherry switch has come off.

So 1: can I replace the switch and 2: how hard is it, do I  have to remove all the switchs to get the one switch out ?

3: best place to get real mx reds ?

It depends on the keyboard if it has a mid-plate that will make it a little more difficult since you'll need to desolder the switch from the back and then lift them from the midplate. How did the switch break if it's just the top portion with the + shaped stud you can take apart the switches themselves and just replace that. 

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4 minutes ago, W-L said:

It depends on the keyboard if it has a mid-plate that will make it a little more difficult since you'll need to desolder the switch from the back and then lift them from the midplate. How did the switch break if it's just the top portion with the + shaped stud you can take apart the switches themselves and just replace that. 

Should’ve remembered you wouldve came in here and ask questions.


Im mostly on discord now and you can find me on my profile

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I have the clear ones with the red centre, the top part of the caseing of the switch has come apart, wont go bk on and will pop off if I try.

I don't mind soldering one switch but not all of them to fix one, I would just get a new one.

Would like to try fix it though.


I7 7700K @5.0ghz, Asus Z270-P, Corsair H115i, hyperX 16gb, Asus duel 1070, Nzxt H440

https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/list/ZTsYD8

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3 minutes ago, Brett_Bst said:

I have the clear ones with the red centre, the top part of the caseing of the switch has come apart, wont go bk on and will pop off if I try.

I don't mind soldering one switch but not all of them to fix one, I would just get a new one.

Would like to try fix it though.

If the top housing/casing has just lost or got a broken clip that fastens it you can get a replacement switch and just change out the top cover to see if that fixes it. 

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2230

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Posted · Original PosterOP
41 minutes ago, W-L said:

If the top housing/casing has just lost or got a broken clip that fastens it you can get a replacement switch and just change out the top cover to see if that fixes it. 

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_detail&p=2230

awesome I will try that hopefully it fixes it thanks all for the help 


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