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Originally Posted by CrapBagI can find them on eBay but pretty pricey and generally sold in quantities of just a couple.
Dave also wanted Green switches.
Originally Posted by OmnislipThis would be a cracking upgrade for those cheap Magicforce boards!
Originally Posted by Maki roleNow this, this right here is a proper modding article! Nice one Dave!
Originally Posted by CrapBagI've replaced all the leds on a roccat board before as nearly half of the originals had failed but where do you buy that many switches from.
I can find them on eBay but pretty pricey and generally sold in quantities of just a couple.
Originally Posted by AnfieldLovely article
Originally Posted by meandmymouthI'd quite like to do this with the older K65. I'm pretty sure it only had reds, so browns or blues would be great on it.
Originally Posted by HackJoeI really enjoyed that Dave, good work buddy!
Originally Posted by MadGingaWould love to give this a go, just don't have the workspace :(
Cats or child + soldering iron = catastrophe in waiting....
Originally Posted by sakzzzLove such articles. Wish you would post more such stuff.
Originally Posted by IanWExcellent! I haz a dead switch on my K70 to swap out, and this will help immensly!
Originally Posted by LennyRhysYes, yes I did... so I bought a keyboard that has them!
In all seriousness this is a great article, well explained and the pics make things very clear. Seeing the amount of work that went into this all I can say is I'm glad I got a keyboard that already has backlit MX Greens. ;)
Originally Posted by Dogbert666The main navigation bars at the top let you filter into Modding articles, and then Project Logs, which is where we've included this. Or did you have something else in mind?
Originally Posted by TauaNice article! Greens though, your gonna have muscles on yer muscles in them fingers.
Great to see a keyboard being serviced, huge advantage of mech keyboards, just replace those wasd keys you've mashed senseless for a year, and yay, new keyboard!
edit: That said I'm all about laptop style keys for gaming, scissor & butterfly mechs, etc, *silent* (teamspeak people will love you) and actuates fast.
Also use a silicone nozzle solder sucker, what takes hours will take minutes if you have a serious enough expression on your face when doing the work :P
Originally Posted by Ending CreditsDesoldering through-hole components with two legs is also do-able without a solder sucker/wick, in case you found yourself stuck without them, you can also re-use the original solder if you were so inclined...
I wouldn't recommend it, as you're going to get bad joints due to lack of flux on the new components, but it's doable.
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