[SATLUG] Springs for IBM Model M Keyboard

Herb Cee hc at lookcee.com
Sun Apr 12 18:03:21 CDT 2009

Samuel Leon wrote:
> Does any one have an old non working IBM model m keyboard that they 
> could snag some springs off of?  I need 2 but I am thinking maybe 3 
> just in case.  They are not too hard to get without taking the 
> keyboard apart.  Just pop a key off and you will see the spring 
> sticking up. The spring it self is seated on a little nipple looking 
> thing on the key switch down in the hole.  It is just held on by 
> friction.  Just pull up on the spring alittle bit with your finger and 
> use a small pick or something to dig the spring off of the little 
> nipple thing.  It is not that hard to stretch the spring so you do 
> have to be careful.
> Oh and these things are awesome to type on.  Highly recommended!
> Thanks,
> Sam
Sam, I agree awesome, wouldn't part with any of my three but I did 
replace an escaped spring with either one from under the wheel of a Bic 
lighter or a retractable ball point pen can't remember had to kind if 
tweak it to get down on the contact nipple but it still works fine, 
don't even remember which one I did that to. Wish you luck.

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