WTD : Keyboard for a Master Compact

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WTD : Keyboard for a Master Compact

Postby Zarchos » Sun May 07, 2017 12:52 pm

Hello.

I've decided to switch on this Master Compact I had bought some months ago (buy it now, untested, sold as in).

Fortunately I opened it before switching it on : the Econet board was wandering on the motherboard... chocking.
I plugged it back, switched the Master on, and it seems to work ok.

Unfortunately not all keys on the keyboard work, and anyway I got no F10 key with my purchase.

So you read the title : has anymore a spare keyboard, working, to sell me ?

Thanks in advance,
Xavier.

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Re: WTD : Keyboard for a Master Compact

Postby daveejhitchins » Sun May 07, 2017 5:34 pm

Why not repair that one? Contact Mark Haysman (RetroClinic), he'll probably be able to help!

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Re: WTD : Keyboard for a Master Compact

Postby Zarchos » Sun May 07, 2017 6:05 pm

Yes good idea ... I wonder what can be done for the missing key, though ...

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Re: WTD : Keyboard for a Master Compact

Postby daveejhitchins » Sun May 07, 2017 6:19 pm

Zarchos wrote:I wonder what can be done for the missing key, though ...
Mark may have one in stock!

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Re: WTD : Keyboard for a Master Compact

Postby RobC » Sun May 07, 2017 6:56 pm

I've just repaired a Master 128 Cherry keyboard membrane which had some damaged tracks that stopped certain keys from working. I used conductive silver paint (the type you get in a syringe).

I've also had some success with "wire glue" in the past but found that the graphite can flake when it dries and then tends to take the original conductive surface with it. The silver paint seems better and also has lower resistance.

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Re: WTD : Keyboard for a Master Compact

Postby Zarchos » Mon May 08, 2017 2:11 pm

Thanks for the advice.

Nevertheless, and after contacting Mark, I'm still looking for a keyboard.


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