mintberryminuscrunch wrote:wouldn´t the KB need to send two distinct singals for each side of the spacebar? and does it do that?
mintberryminuscrunch wrote:i´ve googled it and it doesn´t seem technicaly possible ( has to send the same signal). only way would seem to change the firmway (as mentioned in your link) or using a combination of keys
Edit: under special keys is a description how to capture the scancodes
sixty wrote:There is a sem easy way to do this. But it will require soldering. Would you be interested?
sixty wrote:Should be. Basically you have two options:
I did a similar mod like this before on an older Apple keyboard, where I remapped the capslock to be a "shift-lock". The idea is that you get some type of isolation (shrink tube, tape) and wrap it around the pins on the switch you wish to remap after desoldering it once. Then link it with wires directly to the switch you wish to remap the key to. For your mod you could remap the left space to backspace on hardware level by soldering an isolated connection with 2 wires directly to the backspace key. Alternatively, you could connect it to one of the two dead switches. You find these on the left side of the left PCB. There are dead solder points under the "plates" near the windows keys on the left. Both of these "dead" keys send a unique scancode, so you could also remap the space to that on hardware level and then remap the scan code to backspace in Windows.
Both methods will result in what you want, and will be able to be reversed.
Jim66 wrote:Right, so... I have a couple of days off, so I think I'm going to give this mod a go.
Just so I don't mess it up, let me just check I understand. I need to. Unsolder the left spacebar switch, wrap some insulation around the two pins (coming from the bottom of the switch). Then I need to solder two wires (one from the bottom of each pin) from the backspace, to the insulated pins on the left space?
P.s., what thickness of wire do I need? http://www.maplin.co.uk/search?criteria=equiptment+wire
off wrote:... which would be necesary to ensure that no 'space' gets sent.
perhaps a blob of hotglue would be your ideal saviour here, since it can be pulled right off when needed (afaik damaging nothing); then again, since you'll be hitting the switch from the top, I don't really see it coming out unless in (upside-down) transit.
*prepost-edit: indeed the stabilizers should help a lot as well.
Jim66 wrote:What would be the consequence of leaving the diode soldered on this switch?
Apologies, my knowledge of electric circuits is almost non-existent.
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