1. Post #121
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    April 2011
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    Got my Z70 today with Gateron Greens, it's not that bad to type on but it needs new feet really badly, they're unstable which makes it uneven, I just pulled the feet off for now and I am typing with it on my lap. The cable is also really short which is quite an annoyance.
    Can't you just play Russian style with it?
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  2. Post #122
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    Can't you just play Russian style with it?
    I tried it but it was relatively uncomfortable given the unusual layout and the unevenness of the surface when I'm playing Russian. I'll just give it a little bit of love and it'll all be fine.
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  3. Post #123
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    I tried it but it was relatively uncomfortable given the unusual layout and the unevenness of the surface when I'm playing Russian. I'll just give it a little bit of love and it'll all be fine.
    https://www.amazon.com/Self-adhesive.../dp/B001JASGH4
    https://www.amazon.com/Shintop-Self-...=anti+slip+pad

    idk about the second option but you can just replace em with bumpons?
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  4. Post #124
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    That was my idea actually, there's plenty of things that fall under "antislip adhesive rubber pads" on Amazon, haven't picked anything up yet because there's no reason for me to do so until I get the cable as well.

  5. Post #125
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    December 2011
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    Finally got the right tool from aliexpress to open up my model ms


    Now for cleaning off the 20yo crap that's in there and do some mods like changing the led color

  6. Post #126
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    My Model F was held together by like 2 flatheads

  7. Post #127
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    Problem was that the holes where the bolts are sunk in are really deep and slim and we didn't have a tool for that in our neighborhood

  8. Post #128
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    Problem was that the holes where the bolts are sunk in are really deep and slim and we didn't have a tool for that in our neighborhood
    That's called a screwdriver.

    You can buy them at a hardware store.

    Very useful.

    also pls no abuse model m, it did nothing wrong. if you want to abuse a buckling spring board then pls buy a unicomp and defile that instead.
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  9. Post #129
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    Screwdriver are the ones with the cross or the line at the tip:P
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  10. Post #130
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    Screwdriver are the ones with the cross or the line at the tip:P
    if that is the extent of your screwdriver experience then you are in for some great enlightenment
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  11. Post #131
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    That's called a screwdriver.

    You can buy them at a hardware store.

    Very useful.

    also pls no abuse model m, it did nothing wrong. if you want to abuse a buckling spring board then pls buy a unicomp and defile that instead.
    Most model m boards have hex bolts not regular screws my dude

    the hole is too small for regular sockets
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  12. Post #132
    Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
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    Most model m boards have hex bolts not regular screws my dude

    the hole is too small for regular sockets
    You can use a flathead with hex bolts, and hex screwdrivers are a pretty common thing.

  13. Post #133
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    This is why I keep buying screwdriver sets, they always have some problem
    Have a really nice proper set that's too big to get into fiddly places
    A precision set that's too small for a lot of things
    A nice ratcheting handle + bit set that's the perfect size and variety, but the bits are too short

    Now I'm looking for a set of bits with really long heads so I can just use the handle
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  14. Post #134
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    Impulse bought GMK Penumba



    In other news, I may give away my Magicforce /w Outemu blacks since I don't really use it much. I'll probably arrange a giveaway on here at some point for it and maybe a bonus or two.
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  15. Post #135
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    Any recommendations on a mechanical bluetooth keyboard without a numpad? Preferably brown or white switches, preferably US layout.

  16. Post #136
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    Any recommendations on a mechanical bluetooth keyboard without a numpad? Preferably brown or white switches, preferably US layout.
    ANNE Pro.

  17. Post #137
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    Oh man. That's surprisingly good and at a reasonable price for that stuff. I'm not gonna use it for gaming though, and the flashy lights are very unnecesary for me. But why not, right?
    Definitely my #1 pick right now, thank you! One question though, I couldn't see anywhere if it works for Mac. Keyboards are pretty much universal though, no?

  18. Post #138
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    Oh man. That's surprisingly good and at a reasonable price for that stuff. I'm not gonna use it for gaming though, and the flashy lights are very unnecesary for me. But why not, right?
    Definitely my #1 pick right now, thank you! One question though, I couldn't see anywhere if it works for Mac. Keyboards are pretty much universal though, no?
    Afaik it supports mac as well. Though if you don't like the LED's you can just turn em off.
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  19. Post #139
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    What is the cheapest way to get the anne shipped again?
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  20. Post #140
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    Impulse bought GMK Penumba



    In other news, I may give away my Magicforce /w Outemu blacks since I don't really use it much. I'll probably arrange a giveaway on here at some point for it and maybe a bonus or two.
    I really want a GMK key but I never like the ones that are on Massdrop.

  21. Post #141
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    I really want a GMK key but I never like the ones that are on Massdrop.
    https://www.originativeco.com/

    Also take a look at GMK Burgundy https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=87995.0

  22. Post #142
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    June 2009
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    I picked up a Corsair K70 Rapidfire today and I have to admit. I really like the MX Speeds a lot. I tried Blue, Red, Brown, Green, Black, and Clear but I tried the K70 at MicroCenter and I really like the super short key travel amount. I'd recommend it.

  23. Post #143
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    Originative sometimes has GMK sets I want but never when I have money. They had some white and orange set that was pretty neat o but it's gone now.

  24. Post #144
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    Afaik it supports mac as well. Though if you don't like the LED's you can just turn em off.
    True. It's more about paying for something you don't need, but I guess they can't add that much to the price in the end.

    What is the cheapest way to get the anne shipped again?
    I would love to know this too!

  25. Post #145
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    Probably banggood, I've never ordered from there but I know a lot of people get their MK accessories from there.

    As an aside, I've sold over a dozen keyboards and I've never had trouble selling like I am with this 60%. Are people just not buying right now or something? Half of the boards I've sold were gone within a day.

    I feel like I should post it on GH but I don't have enough posts to make a classifieds listing :/

  26. Post #146
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    September 2009
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    Amazing Chocolatier finally in MD's warehouse. Looking forward to it next week or whatever, first SA set.

  27. Post #147
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    September 2008
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    Ducky Shine 4 died on me after 1.5 years. Got a Shine 6.

    We'll have to see if buying the same brand was a good idea.

  28. Post #148
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    Finally got my plum 84 topre clone and I'm really pleased, got to compare it to a friends novatouch (I know, perhaps not the most fair comparison). The plum being only 35g felt a lot lighter ofc, but the difference between the two was smaller than I anticipated

  29. Post #149
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    Finally got my plum 84 topre clone and I'm really pleased, got to compare it to a friends novatouch (I know, perhaps not the most fair comparison). The plum being only 35g felt a lot lighter ofc, but the difference between the two was smaller than I anticipated
    One of the biggest differences between the different weighted domes is how crisp and defined the thock is.

  30. Post #150
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    One of the biggest differences between the different weighted domes is how crisp and defined the thock is.
    I can imagine, been thinking about getting a new dome sheet too. Also kinda want to find/make a case for it. Didn't find any obvious 75% 84 key cases when googling

  31. Post #151
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    If anyone is looking for random keycaps or anything, check out my new post on r/mm. Decided I have too much useless stuff and need to get rid of it.

    Also, does anyone here have experience soldering LEDs? I need to get thinner solder to work on mine and was wondering what thickness people use for LEDs.

  32. Post #152
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    Uh I just soldered new blue leds on my model m using normal .56mm pb38sn60cu2
    Make sure to get the resistors right though, I just went without for now and it's super bright - I guess modern boards have them already though

    Edited:

    That is just throughhole stuff, no idea about smd

  33. Post #153
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    It's not SMD, thankfully those were presoldered in a color I like, just throughhole. My problem is the solder i have is like, 1mm diameter or more. I only need a small spool but amazon only sells huge spools of Kester

  34. Post #154
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    If anyone is looking for random keycaps or anything, check out my new post on r/mm. Decided I have too much useless stuff and need to get rid of it.

    Also, does anyone here have experience soldering LEDs? I need to get thinner solder to work on mine and was wondering what thickness people use for LEDs.
    Those switches you have in your poker sound heavenly to type on, though I'd probably prefer something around 50g as opposed to 35g personally speaking. Right now I'm trying to get a TX87.

  35. Post #155
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    Does anyone here know of someone/somewhere selling MX Lock switches?

    I'm considering getting some.

  36. Post #156
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    Does anyone here know of someone/somewhere selling MX Lock switches?

    I'm considering getting some.
    https://www.mechanicalkeyboards.co.i...ng-plate-mount

    When they are in stock. Otherwise they're a bit harder to get a hold of. There were group buys for em at around $6 a pop just for reference.

  37. Post #157
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    Wait they're still being manufactured?

    I thought that the last of them were purchased from Cherry/distributors about 3 years ago, so they were only really available second hand.

  38. Post #158
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    Wait they're still being manufactured?

    I thought that the last of them were purchased from Cherry/distributors about 3 years ago, so they were only really available second hand.
    They stopped production two years ago. By "in stock" I meant when they manage to get another cache of them or something. Good luck on the second hand market though

  39. Post #159
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    Finally...

  40. Post #160
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    Those switches you have in your poker sound heavenly to type on, though I'd probably prefer something around 50g as opposed to 35g personally speaking. Right now I'm trying to get a TX87.
    They are amazing. By far the best switch I have in my possession but unfortunately the Lightsaver is where my heart resides :(

    Speaking of, I finally fixed the LEDs!
    Had to jump some lifted pads, but all the LEDs are functioning correctly now! There is a slight problem where my keys are actually hitting the tops of the LEDs rather than bottoming out (about .5mm above where they would normally bottom out, resulting in some weird feel, but it's fine so far, if it really starts to bother me I'll probably just end up shaving them. Does anyone know how to shave the top off an LED?




    unfortunately, my phone fucking blows at low-light