I need to find a replacement keycap

kelvinhall05

12 Jan 2020, 20:19

Being the idiot I am, I broke off the stem of one of the control keys on a Lite-on SK-2002. This really sucks as I don't have *any* replacement doubleshot control keys, and the ones on my FK-9000 are a slightly lighter colour and are different keycaps. I was wondering if anyone has a replacement or knows where I can get one. All of my attempts to glue the stem back on have failed (epoxy, hot glue, super glue, etc; nothing works and by now the stem is long gone). Here are some pictures of the top and bottom of the other control key from the same board (identical, but not broken obv). I really hope someone can help me out here. Thanks!
Attachments
IMG_20200112_141251.jpg
IMG_20200112_141251.jpg (116.12 KiB) Viewed 537 times
IMG_20200112_141258.jpg
IMG_20200112_141258.jpg (127.46 KiB) Viewed 537 times

User avatar
Polecat

12 Jan 2020, 21:09

We talked briefly about those caps a few months back, perhaps this will help:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10405&p=450478

Those keyboards were made by Silitek and were often rebranded. The photos I posted were from a Liteon-branded SK-0002, badged as Northgate. I also have a Silitek-branded SK-0002 with non-DS caps and Chinese sublegends, so be careful as not all of them had doubleshots.

kelvinhall05

12 Jan 2020, 21:17

Polecat wrote:
12 Jan 2020, 21:09
We talked briefly about those caps a few months back, perhaps this will help:

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=10405&p=450478

Those keyboards were made by Silitek and were often rebranded. The photos I posted were from a Liteon-branded SK-0002, badged as Northgate. I also have a Silitek-branded SK-0002 with non-DS caps and Chinese sublegends, so be careful as not all of them had doubleshots.
If you have a matching keycap, would you be willing to sell it?

User avatar
XMIT
[ XMIT ]

12 Jan 2020, 21:35

These are ABS key caps. With the correct surface preparation it's one of the most superglue-friendly plastics out there.

I would "pin" the parts together using, for example, some sections of paperclip, inside the hollow region of the Alps mount.

I've used these techniques to repair broken PBT keycap stems, perhaps you will have some luck.

kelvinhall05

12 Jan 2020, 21:55

XMIT wrote:
12 Jan 2020, 21:35
These are ABS key caps. With the correct surface preparation it's one of the most superglue-friendly plastics out there.

I would "pin" the parts together using, for example, some sections of paperclip, inside the hollow region of the Alps mount.

I've used these techniques to repair broken PBT keycap stems, perhaps you will have some luck.
I threw out the stem long ago. I gave up after almost two days of trying to fix it.

User avatar
Polecat

13 Jan 2020, 00:11

kelvinhall05 wrote:
12 Jan 2020, 21:17

If you have a matching keycap, would you be willing to sell it?
Sorry, I just have the one with DS caps. It's yellowed but the switches are nice so it's a keeper.

I've had good success repairing ABS with plumbing glue. But you have to be patient and wait two or three days for it to fully dry; that's the, uh, hard part.

Post Reply

Return to “Keyboards”