[SATLUG] Springs for IBM Model M Keyboard
satlug at net153.net
Sun Apr 12 20:00:59 CDT 2009
Herb Cee wrote:
> 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.
ROFL that is awesome. I will try it if all else fails. But I have a
feeling that someone has a beat up model m sitting in their closet
somewhere just waiting.
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