Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

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Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

Post by Multiwizard » Mon Oct 03, 2016 4:53 pm

Hi,

a week ago I received my first Issue 4 Atom board... :D

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=5594&p=150397#p150389

This board had 7 malfunction or not working keys... :(

I knew it would be a hell of a job seeing some Topics about it in the past... :(

So I had to improvise... :-k

I had 2 options but I used this one,, keys from a Elk... :shock:


When the keys are in the exact place you can glue them with superglue.

To reach the narrow spaces you have to use a cotton swab and remove the cotton from one side.

Put a drop or some drops of superglue on it then go into the narrow spaces, this way you can glue pretty precise... :D

I had to replace 2 key mechanisms the other 5 keys needed a big cleaning...


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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#1 Issue4 board.JPG
#2 Removed keycaps.JPG
#3 Dust.JPG
#4 Oxidation.JPG
#5 Elk keys.JPG
#6 Keycaps removed.JPG
#7 Seperated #1.JPG
#8 Seperated #2.JPG
#9 Copper pipe.JPG
#10 Top.JPG
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Re: Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

Post by jonb » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:09 pm

Nice bit of hack and bodge going on there Wim! I particularly like the improvised plastic melting tool.
Do the Atom keys fit on the electron switches?

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Re: Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

Post by Multiwizard » Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:42 pm

jonb wrote:Do the Atom keys fit on the electron switches?
Yes, they do fit... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

Post by oss003 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:21 pm

Nice job Wim and now you have plenty of replacements.
Looks good ..... except for the poor Electron :wink:

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Kees

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Re: Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

Post by Multiwizard » Mon Oct 03, 2016 6:41 pm

oss003 wrote:Nice job Wim and now you have plenty of replacements.
Looks good ..... except for the poor Electron :wink:

Greetings
Kees
Thanks,

the housing of the Electron keys is already reincarnated somewhere else... :mrgreen:

download/file.php?id=21290&mode=view


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

Post by sirmorris » Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:28 pm

=D> =D> =D> beautiful work as always, Wim! =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

Post by M Sadler » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:30 pm

download/file.php?id=21290&mode=view

=D> =D> =D> Atom Issue 4 & Beebtron, nice work =D> =D> =D>


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Re: Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

Post by M Sadler » Sun Oct 09, 2016 5:57 pm

Just glad to help with the missing parts you was looking for. =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

Post by Multiwizard » Sun Oct 09, 2016 6:05 pm

M Sadler wrote:Just glad to help with the missing parts you was looking for. =D> =D> =D>
Many thanks... \:D/


Greetings, Wim... :-)

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Re: Atom Issue 4 board Key repair...

Post by Multiwizard » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:30 pm

Hi,

viewtopic.php?f=41&t=5594&p=151941#p151941

Again many thanks to Charlie, Dave M and Michael S for the missing key parts... =D>

A nice complete Issue 4 board... :D


Greetings, Wim... :-)
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P1170368 Small a complete set of Issue 4 key caps.JPG

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