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Strange Stabilizer

Posted: 03 May 2021, 15:50
by headphone_jack
I got a pretty interesting specimen of a board in last week that I switch swapped. It has quite a few weird things about it, but I'll save it for another time. The most glaring issue with this board is that it's missing a stab clip, which, just my luck, seems to be super unique and proprietary. Does anybody know anything about this style of stabilizer, and more importantly, where I could get a replacement clip? I stuck in a bit of wire on the left to make it useable from one side, but it barely works. It kind of reminds me of earlier Model F stabs in the style of the AT and the XT, but for MX switches.
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Re: Strange Stabilizer

Posted: 03 May 2021, 19:46
by hellothere
What do the stabilizer mounts look like on the keyboard (i.e. can you show us the other side of the keyboard)?

It looks like Cherry mount. Have you tried a spacebar, mounts, and stabilizers from a different keyboard?

Re: Strange Stabilizer

Posted: 04 May 2021, 02:33
by headphone_jack
hellothere wrote:
03 May 2021, 19:46
What do the stabilizer mounts look like on the keyboard (i.e. can you show us the other side of the keyboard)?

It looks like Cherry mount. Have you tried a spacebar, mounts, and stabilizers from a different keyboard?
Far from Cherry mount, I wouldn't even call it a "mount" per se.
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The clips on the spacebar extend through the plate and connect to the plastic piece underneath the plate, which pivots to stabilize the key. Doesn't really work that well, although my wire solution is a little janky. Very annoyed that the seller didn't mention how broken it was.

Re: Strange Stabilizer

Posted: 04 May 2021, 13:38
by AJM
Oh dear! A stabilizer made from plastic! I found something a bit similar in an old terminal keyboard (viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23677&p=462187&hili ... ta#p462187).
I fear "barely working" might be the best, that such a concoction is capable of.

Re: Strange Stabilizer

Posted: 04 May 2021, 17:27
by hellothere
I'm sorry. It's not one I've seen. I would assume that those square inserts can be removed, though. I've seen a lot of those. Don't try, though. Those type of mounts are a little finicky.