[SATLUG] Springs for IBM Model M Keyboard
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!
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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