I did a guide of how to open Cherry switches...

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huttala

16 Apr 2012, 21:06

As the topic says, I did a guide, didn't find any in the wiki. So I was wondering how I add it to the wiki. The guide is in Swedish right now, but I can translate it fast.

Well, I'll copy paste it here, if you guys think it's good enough for the Wiki I'll translate it.
Modifiera dina Cherrry MX brytare efter eget tycke. Jaha, då var det dags. Hittar du inge brytare som passar dig? Då kan du byta fjädrar, toppdel och slänga runt lite brytare som du själv vill. Förutsatt att du har lite olika brytare hemma. Det finns en uppsjö av olika kombinationer man kan göra, jag tänker inte gå igenom alla nu. Men jag kommer att visa er hur ni gör dessa modifikationer.
Öppna upp en Cherry MX brytare Först tar du loss själva tangenten över brytaren, detta går att göra med såkallade "keypullers" och även med en platt skruvmejsel om man är försiktig.
För att ta loss själva överdelen av brytaren så måste du ha minst två små skruvmejslar.

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Stoppa in mejslarna i de små hålen som sitter på sidorna, sedan drar du försiktigt bakåt så kommer fästet släppa.
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Sätt sedan in en skruvmejsel eller något annat som förhindrar brytaren att hoppa på plats igen.
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Stoppa sedan in de små mejslarna i hålen, fast på andra sidan. Dra försikt loss fästena på andra sidan.
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SÅDÄR, nu har du öppnat din första brytare.
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Brun Cherry VS Grå Cherry
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Jag bytte ut fjädern som tillhör den grå Cherryn till fjädern från den Bruna, detta gör att min space knapp kommer vara lättare att trycka ned.
Nu har jag satt tillbaka fjädern och själva brytaren på fjädern.
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Och sist men inte minst, på med locket!
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Done and done! Du har nu bytt din första fjäder!
Last edited by huttala on 17 Apr 2012, 04:41, edited 1 time in total.

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fossala
Elite +1

16 Apr 2012, 21:07

Thanks this will be helpful for some people that haven't done it. I don't speak the language but did you mention that you can only do this with pcb mounted boards?

Limmy

16 Apr 2012, 21:39

I made a tool from a binder clip that works essentially the same.
http://www.kbdmania.net/xe/3520312

The tool was inspired by an article by Ddogakddogak in 2006 - http://www.kbdmania.net/xe/119861
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Switch remover in action
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Switch remover in action
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Switch remover in action
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Switch remover in action
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I am using a small binder clip
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Bend the clip handles (bottom to top)
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The wires have to be about 10mm apart so the two ends fit in the grooves
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The wires have to be about 10mm apart so the two ends fit in the grooves
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Tools used
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mintberryminuscrunch

16 Apr 2012, 22:01

looks great,
if you not familiar with the wiki, look at some other articles and copy and paste the code you need.
btw. ".. a guide [on] how to ..." i think..

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7bit

16 Apr 2012, 22:08

Keep the Swedish in the text, so we can learn a bit Swedish.
:-)

ps: And who organises the group buy for the KBDMania key caps opener?

Limmy

16 Apr 2012, 23:21

Was there a group buy for key caps opener? Could you clarify? There was one person who made custom key cap pullers from wood materials though. Are you referring to that?

The tool above was used for quite some time by members of KBDMania. I recently reintroduced it.

Findecanor

17 Apr 2012, 00:21

The KBDMania switch tool is pretty neat.
I made myself a switch opener that works in a completely different way. The switch needs to be on the PCB. Can you guess how it works? (I.e. how stupid I was...)
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mintberryminuscrunch

17 Apr 2012, 00:33

Findecanor wrote:The KBDMania switch tool is pretty neat.
I made myself a switch opener that works in a completely different way. The switch needs to be on the PCB. Can you guess how it works? (I.e. how stupid I was...)
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Hm....
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webwit
Wild Duck

17 Apr 2012, 00:36

Pah, I use my bare teeth! But seriously, nice guide and alternatives. Makes good wiki material...

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wupi

17 Apr 2012, 00:40

I open switches in 3 seconds with one small flat headed screw driver, there is no need for self build tools. :roll:

CeeSA has made a video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GivKt63dLvA&hd=1
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7bit

17 Apr 2012, 00:44

wupi wrote:I open switches in 3 seconds with one small flat headed screw driver, there is no need for self build tools. :roll:
We should make a switch opening contest at the keyboard party!

To make it more difficult, they must open a clear and a red switch, then swap springs and close both switches again without breaking them.

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wupi

17 Apr 2012, 00:46

Plate mounted switches ? :D

I just wanna say there is an easier way, there is no need for 3 screw drivers or special tools. ;)
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7bit

17 Apr 2012, 00:47

wupi wrote:Plate mounted switches ? :D
Let's say plate mountable switches! :wink:

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webwit
Wild Duck

17 Apr 2012, 00:48

Reminds me I have an original sandy55 Alps switch opener somewhere.

I like the game, but booze should be involved somehow.

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wupi

17 Apr 2012, 00:49

7bit wrote:
wupi wrote:Plate mounted switches ? :D
Let's say plate mountable switches! :wink:
But one handed ! :P

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huttala

18 Apr 2012, 00:02

Soooooo.. How do I add this to the wiki ? I'll translate it to english as well.
I tried to edit in the wiki but it seemed like it was read only.

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webwit
Wild Duck

18 Apr 2012, 00:10

Log in with your deskthority account.
Think of a title, put it in a url, like this:
http://deskthority.net/wiki/Opening_Cherry_switches

You can use spaces, they will be converted to underscores.

It says the page doesn't exist yet. Now click on the Create tab.

Findecanor

18 Apr 2012, 00:48

Make sure that you could find the page easily from [[Cherry MX]] also.

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huttala

18 Apr 2012, 09:35

Aight, thanks.
I'll add it as soon as I get some spare time, now I need to sleep, been working all night.
Meanwhile I give you an epic wallpaper that I put together!

http://i.imgur.com/6GEVq.jpg

squarebox

18 Apr 2012, 11:23

I did a video guide a long time back...

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off

18 Apr 2012, 14:39

squarebox wrote:I did a video guide a long time back..
Nice vid/music! Think there might be quite a few of these around..

ripster

18 Apr 2012, 16:01

Fondue fork is still my favourite. ForkOdeath!

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Maarten

18 Apr 2012, 16:05

Oh i also did a video showing home-built tools (paperclip);

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off

18 Apr 2012, 16:29

I still like the binderclip one (korean afaik), same thing just slicker :P
Finally getting the forkodeath ref (was too lazy to search everytime); isn't that a bit sharp (end and fishhooked insides)? any damage so far?

ripster

18 Apr 2012, 20:22

Not when you file the points.

I hear Europeans like fondue. Big in Japan too!

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off

18 Apr 2012, 20:28

good point, sadly that means sacrificing one. will probably go the binderclip route myself. fancier though sounds less so.
And I am veeeery big on dutch cheesefondue- not so much the swiss version. Regular fondue I haven't even tried. :lol:

andrewjoy

19 Apr 2012, 00:01

i use this to open them much quicker

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interesting guide i like it

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7bit

19 Apr 2012, 21:15

andrewjoy wrote:i use this to open them much quicker
[IMAGE SHOWING SWITCH OPENING TOOL FOR PROS]...
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Tis is a good tool to open switches but not very thumb friendly, I'm afraid!

Until I get the KBDMania switch opener, I will use the screwdriver method.

1 switch done.
125 remaining ...

kilogeek

21 Jan 2014, 11:26

Very nice guide, I just built one and it works great,
the only thing I would add is that you need to either flatten
the ends or file them so they don't have a disk section,
otherwise they are a bit hard to insert in the holes.

I also thought of an alternative, in France we can get for cheap these snail pliers :
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and with 2 of these you can build a nice tool, I'm just afraid the ends would be too thick.

adjime

01 Jun 2014, 20:29

I really can not remove it ... where can I buy the tools? :cry:

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