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    Quote Originally Posted by Juror22 View Post
    Thanks for pointing me over to that post, it is exactly what I was looking for. I was going to make my own, but now I'm leaning toward buying them from sarawill. Unfortunately, it looks like they are not available, until testing the new materials against other keyboards has been completed?
    Hello Juror22,

    Just thought I'd chime in here to let you know the foam and foil pads are back in stock now. They have been officially installed successfully in a couple of Compaq machines now. Still working on growing the list of machines they have helped repair. Here's the link:

    https://texelec.com/product/foam-cap...ads-keytronic/

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    Looks like I waited too long - these have been out of stock for a bit, can you pm me when they are back in stock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juror22 View Post
    Looks like I waited too long - these have been out of stock for a bit, can you pm me when they are back in stock?
    So sorry, I am just seeing this! They are back in stock. I am keeping up with it better now so we should be in stock more consistently.

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    Ran across this link while searching for something else. It's a hobbyist's procedure on fixing the capacitive foam keypads under each key. The article is for a TRS-80 II, but I'm 99% sure they share the same keys a the Compaq Portable.
    https://www.insentricity.com/a.cl/25...-weather-strip


    I replaced all of the foams in my Compaq Portable Plus a couple of years ago with keycaps from an old Sun keyboard (Canadian French keyboard). There's another thread here on the VCFED forum about folks destroying older keyboards by cannibalizing them for other purposes. I will admit it gave me some heartache to take apart an otherwise working keyboard, but it was for a good cause to resurrect my vintage Compaq.

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    Quote Originally Posted by normanator View Post
    Ran across this link while searching for something else. It's a hobbyist's procedure on fixing the capacitive foam keypads under each key. The article is for a TRS-80 II, but I'm 99% sure they share the same keys a the Compaq Portable.
    https://www.insentricity.com/a.cl/25...-weather-strip


    I replaced all of the foams in my Compaq Portable Plus a couple of years ago with keycaps from an old Sun keyboard (Canadian French keyboard). There's another thread here on the VCFED forum about folks destroying older keyboards by cannibalizing them for other purposes. I will admit it gave me some heartache to take apart an otherwise working keyboard, but it was for a good cause to resurrect my vintage Compaq.
    You're correct! The pads are all the same for KeyTronic keyboards. In fact, I just had someone post their TRS-80 Model II pad replacement.

    https://www.facebook.com/kharmaconsu...88442191627615

    They are all originally 3/16" tall by 7/16" in diameter. I just had someone use these pads in a BTC keyboard successfully as well.

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