Missing keycap on my sgi granite

zzephr

26 Oct 2019, 18:46

Hello keyboard experts,

Newbie here. My sgi granite keyboard is missing a num-lock keycap. Any advice on where I can get a replacement?

Thank you,
ZY
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abrahamstechnology

26 Oct 2019, 20:10

Perhaps you could ask Tai-Hao if they would be willing to shoot you a replacement cap. It may be expensive though and I don't know if they would even agree, but hey are the only ones left with OEM profile Alps tooling.

gipetto

26 Oct 2019, 21:01

I'd just use a cap from a common dell at101. It should also be possible to use resin casting to duplicate the keycap next to it. There's lots of youtube videos covering the process.

zzephr

26 Oct 2019, 21:24

I searched ebay, did you mean the exact at101, or at101w, at101r etc will do as well? thanks
gipetto wrote:
26 Oct 2019, 21:01
I'd just use a cap from a common dell at101. It should also be possible to use resin casting to duplicate the keycap next to it. There's lots of youtube videos covering the process.

zzephr

26 Oct 2019, 21:25

Thanks for letting me know
abrahamstechnology wrote:
26 Oct 2019, 20:10
Perhaps you could ask Tai-Hao if they would be willing to shoot you a replacement cap. It may be expensive though and I don't know if they would even agree, but hey are the only ones left with OEM profile Alps tooling.

gipetto

26 Oct 2019, 21:38

zzephr wrote:
26 Oct 2019, 21:24
I searched ebay, did you mean the exact at101, or at101w, at101r etc will do as well? thanks
the at101, at101w or at102. not the at101r, that's a rubber dome. I just suggested it because they use alps switches and are gray coloured. I have no idea if the keycap profile matches. sometimes you will see sellers of individual keycaps.

mcmaxmcmc

26 Oct 2019, 23:33

I do have a spare cap I can sell to you -- if you're interested, let me know :)

zzephr

26 Oct 2019, 23:59

mcmaxmcmc wrote:
26 Oct 2019, 23:33
I do have a spare cap I can sell to you -- if you're interested, let me know :)
yes please, :-) just PM'ed ya

zzephr

27 Oct 2019, 00:36

I found an Alps keycap that fits, but the color doesn't match. :-( in dim lighting, less of an eye sore now though :-)
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daguil68367

27 Oct 2019, 04:15

Looks like it's just yellowed. You can soak it in hydrogen peroxide for a week and it should be back to a normalish color.

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