Model M Overhaul Service! Price: $45.00 o·ver·haul verb ˌōvərˈhôl/ 1. take apart (a piece of machinery or equipment) in order to examine it and repair it if necessary. 2. a thorough examination of machinery or a system, with repairs or changes made if necessary.
Found a super filthy Model M in a storage closet that you’re afraid to touch? Does your favorite board feel tired and perhaps has a quirk or two? Spill your sugary diabetic-coma-inducing coffee or other beverage all over your beloved board? Perhaps you feel guilty about the bag of potato chip crumbs inside the keyboard you’ve been using for two decades and want to treat it to something special..? Whatever your reason, I’d be happy to take the challenge and overhaul your Model M!
Includes: Cleaning of all components – keys, case, membrane sheets, barrel frame, and steel plate.Reinforce/attach broken internal case studs.Replacement of all plastic rivets with stainless steel machine screws. I also offer these additional options: Xauser/tmk_keyboard at octagon. Beginner guide to keyboard modding. WarningSome of the things I describe here could harm your keyboard if not done properly and will most likely void your warranty.
Be aware of that and handle your keyboard with care.The following mods are ordered by difficulty. Please read the whole chapter of the desired modification before doing it. 1. Keyboard Case Painting Tips. Thanks guys!
Silencing the Topre Novatouch. This post will be replaced by a full step-by-step method at a later time.
Edit 2015/02/16: KeyCapsule has applied the landing pads silencing mods to his RF87U and 104UG. The method is exactly the same for the Novatouch. He has posted a nice set of photos and a video to document the operation and the results: of edit) Original message: I have spent 3 evenings working on silencing the Novatouch, which BADLY needs it. After some experiments, I have found a method that works very well => Good sound, no change in tactile feel. The silencing can be done in 3 or 4 hours. Gutz’s Easy and Fun Jailhouse Mods. Hello!
I would like to introduce my jailhouse mod to everyone. It is easy, inexpensive, quick and fairly standardized. You don’t need much skill for it. I believe this is my single greatest contribution to geekhack. Frosting acrylic inserts. Out of curiosity How are you guys affixing the acrylics to the case?
I have a couple of pairs so I'm looking for a semi permanent solution. (Going to try sanding a pair to get that diffused look) Well, you are in luck since I decided to make a simple guide using my Orion. Ingredients: - Chef's hat- A flat surface- A thin clear double sided tape (I used Scotch 3M photo & document tape)- 400 Grit sandpaper (I prefer the waterproof version for less dust and a smoother finish)- Painters tape (to hold everything in place- Water & paper towel (for cleaning in between sanding and/or to put on the sandpaper) #1Attach everything to the surface you will be working on. The piece in the middle is the sandpaper. #2Prepare your acrylic pieces Clean them first and remove the protective tape on the sides. #3Start sanding Sand using a light pressure and preferably using a circular motion. Keep going Sides as well Things are getting messy with the water but it actually aids in achieving a smooth finish.
Buckling Spring Floss Mod. Got a tip today from fellow Geekhacker Phoenix. So.....you don't like the springy twang of the IBM Buckling Spring. Yearn for a soft and quiet actuation but like the precise feel and typing speed of the good ol' buckling spring? Don't feel like messing with grease?? Here are the directions given to me from Phoenix: I tried a silencing mod on the model m that's easy and actually works. Use fluffy floss, cut the fluffy part into uniform sections ofslightly less than spring length, hold the spring straight, gentlyinert floss sections into the spring, and you are done.
I also tried folding and inserting twice as much (I used a long andthin piece of plastic to push the center of the floss section infirst). So floss is one thing that I have a LOT of and in various types. Nut Bolt Mod for IBM Model M. 10 Ways to Jazz Up Your Acrylic Jobs. Color Fill Laser Engraved Items. [GB] Universal TKL plate (Filco/phantom/CM quickfire compatible) I dont mean to necro a 2 month old thread but i ran into issues with costar stabs and this plate.
I tried bending them back as far they would go but the keys are still really sticky. everything is soldered already so i cant realistically go to plate mounted cherry stabs and i saw wfd dremeled out the bottom of the plates a little to get them to fit but again that would require me to desolder everything. i found this on the deskthority wiki for phantom plates. do you think this would work? If your Costar stabilizers feel a little sticky, here is what you can do: - they are seated correctly1. In the first Costar star stabilizer picture on the right (scroll down a bit to see) the red areas need to be fully seated onto the plate. alaricljs's suggestion: Use a micro straight blade screw driver and gently press the black plastic piece toward the plate edge so that it engages properly. You may or may not hear a click as it seats itself. The tolerance is very tight. 2. 3.
LEDs. FC660m Easy arrow cluster LED mod. FC660m arrow cluster LED mod Found some unused LED holes while analyzing the PCB of my FC660m.
How to make Cherry stabilizer feel as good as Costar stabilizer. Business card source code.