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VERAULT
March 26th, 2018, 09:20 AM
I would like to replace some worn switches on my kaypro keyboards (models II and 4) I have replaced similar switches on macintosh and Apple II keyboards but cant seem to find the right ones to fit my kaypro keyboards.
Does anyone know of a source for these switches? See photo44610

VERAULT
March 26th, 2018, 12:10 PM
I don't know why this post never showed up under "new posts" Are all posts being moderated prior to being listed for everyone now?

jjandersoj
April 29th, 2018, 01:59 PM
Hello Vereault. I happen to have a dead Kaypro Keyboard module. Drop me a line if your interested and still need it.

John A

Formulator
May 23rd, 2018, 09:23 PM
I replaced some on my Kaypro 4 from here:

https://www.tubesandmore.com/products/switch-replacement-boss-effects-pedals

Same switch.

Of course, I had to carefully remove the broken portion from the keycap but it worked well and the keys fit properly again. I used micro drill bits with a head pin vise.

45749

phogren
May 24th, 2018, 06:21 AM
I use a different method to remove the broken piece of plastic in the cap. Take a small screwdriver with a flat blade (dollar store type) and heat it to white hot. Carefully press the hot blade into the broken piece, reheat if it doesn't seem to go in far. Let it cool and then with any luck remove the broken piece.
I'm sure the procedure came from here so I'm not claiming it as mine.
critical that the blade doesn't move as it cools

VERAULT
May 24th, 2018, 08:18 AM
So its not keycaps I am looking for. ITs actual key switches. Much like an old apple II, each key goes to its own switch and some of mine are bad.

I had some success removing a broken post from a keycap on an original macintosh keyboard. I very fine drill bit on a rotary tool saved the day,.

Formulator
May 24th, 2018, 12:01 PM
So its not keycaps I am looking for. ITs actual key switches. Much like an old apple II, each key goes to its own switch and some of mine are bad.

I had some success removing a broken post from a keycap on an original macintosh keyboard. I very fine drill bit on a rotary tool saved the day,.

Yes, check the link I provided in my previous post, which is for the actual key switches.

VERAULT
May 24th, 2018, 02:26 PM
Yes, check the link I provided in my previous post, which is for the actual key switches.

Sorry Formulator, looked right over that post! Thanks so much, this is excellent.