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by DaOver
17 Sep 2019, 09:05
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair
Replies: 8
Views: 639

Re: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair

Yeah, I'm gonna try with the contact cleaner. Wow, never imagined you can put the switchplate back together after you disassemble them. After you break those two plastic rivets I thought there is no way of that switchplate being usable. So the switch housing keeps the switchplate together. I did a t...
by DaOver
16 Sep 2019, 09:58
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair
Replies: 8
Views: 639

SKCM ALPS - Switchplate repair

I recently got around 80 SKCM Blue ALPS for cheap. ( 0.15$ per switch). Spent the last weekend disassembling them, cleaning them with some denture tabs. Lubing the stabs with some dry teflon lube. After the assembly and soldering them in the Hasu ALPS64PCB I realized that half of them are not workin...
by DaOver
16 Aug 2019, 13:14
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3269
Views: 160538

Re: Alps Appreciation

Oh, I don't know why it didn't I think of that. I have a Hasu PCB with AEK plate. But I want to put Tai Hao Alps keycaps on it. I was told that would not fit. AEK layout is incompatible with normal ALPS ANSI layout, which is weird since AEK ANSI looks like regular ANSI to me. I was thinking I could ...
by DaOver
16 Aug 2019, 00:34
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3269
Views: 160538

Re: Alps Appreciation

Awesome find man. Can someone help me with this question here: KPrepublic stocks this ALPS plate recently. Is this plate only ISO compatible? Because I can't see how could you mount stabilizers for an ANSI Enter key when there are no mounting points for the right part of the Costar stabs. https://ae...
by DaOver
23 Jul 2019, 12:48
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set
Replies: 1
Views: 420

Re: MG (New High Profile) Ember Custom Keycaps Set

These look very similar to SA, just the dishesh look slightly more scooped. But not as big as MT3 profile.
by DaOver
18 Jul 2019, 10:45
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3269
Views: 160538

Re: Alps Appreciation

Geez, it did not occur to me that the Apple AEKII would be regarded as a keyboard that needs to be preserved. I thought it's the type of keyboard that was so mass produced it, that is pops up everywhere. Also, I did not find much praise for the dampened ALPS switches. They also felt like a lackluste...
by DaOver
16 Jul 2019, 22:33
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Alps Appreciation
Replies: 3269
Views: 160538

Re: Alps Appreciation

Finally found a NOS Alps keyboard after several junk ones. Apple AEKII with SKCM Alps White dampened. I think I'm gonna desolder these switches for my ALPS64 build. (Since the 2nd GB run for those NOS SKCM White Alps did not go through :cry: ) I plan on click modding the tactile leaves and replacing...
by DaOver
05 Jul 2019, 16:23
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 62
Views: 7223

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2

I filled the order form a week ago, did not get email confirmation.
Is Round 2 gonna happen?
by DaOver
21 May 2019, 16:43
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Dirty Alps
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Re: Dirty Alps

You would be amazed how a little bit of cleaning and lubing transforms a board/switches. Had one Focus FK-2001 with some pretty dusty and mushy SKCM White ALPS. I desoldered all them, cleaned them. Got some new springs, lubed the stems with some dry lube. Now the switches are completely transformed,...
by DaOver
05 May 2019, 07:59
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 62
Views: 7223

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

Any chance you have some left?
I need maybe 70 to fill up my newly arrived ALPS64 PCB.
by DaOver
16 Apr 2019, 00:27
Forum: Group buys
Topic: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White | Round 2
Replies: 62
Views: 7223

Re: [GB] NOS Alps SKCM White

Placed an order on the form.
Hope I can still jump in on the GB.
by DaOver
30 Jan 2019, 08:22
Forum: News
Topic: Tai-Hao Olivette in Alps mount may return!
Replies: 20
Views: 3309

Re: Tai-Hao Olivette in Alps mount may return!

Yeah.
I got their Black, Dolch, Red Dolch set but Olivette never went back in stock.
Such a great vintage set but they never produced more of it, strange.
They got some new Tom Cat/Charcoal blue force colors, though.
by DaOver
10 Oct 2018, 10:59
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Ortek 142-pro restored!
Replies: 14
Views: 745

You reshaped the click leaves?
Were the switches worn out and uneven in sound and feel?
I have a couple of used SKCM White ALPS and I plan to restore them. I wonder how can I re-bend the click leaves in a uniform way across the board to restore the click and tactility.
by DaOver
23 Aug 2018, 12:09
Forum: Keyboards
Topic: Long-term Kailh Box Navy experiences?
Replies: 29
Views: 6607

I've been using them for several months and they are my favorite switches, absolutely love them.

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