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Cdeforrest
California, USA

Posted Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:40 pm

Overmann wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:54 am
intric8 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:51 am
I did not lubricate anything. Are your springs corroded? Or are the plastic switches/sleeves making the noise?

I have considered squirting white grease (lithium grease) or electric cleaner (contact cleaner) into them but man.. I have no idea if thats a good idea, and this thing is no common USB-keyboard.. I really don't want to screw it up!

This is yet another thing DeOxit is good for.. My barely functional, filthy A1000 keyboard went through the dishwasher & got DeOxit down all the switches. Much better now!
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Overmann

Posted Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:24 am

Cdeforrest wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Overmann wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:54 am
intric8 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:51 am
I did not lubricate anything. Are your springs corroded? Or are the plastic switches/sleeves making the noise?

I have considered squirting white grease (lithium grease) or electric cleaner (contact cleaner) into them but man.. I have no idea if thats a good idea, and this thing is no common USB-keyboard.. I really don't want to screw it up!

This is yet another thing DeOxit is good for.. My barely functional, filthy A1000 keyboard went through the dishwasher & got DeOxit down all the switches. Much better now!
I don't know what an alternative to deoxit would be for us non-americans. The product descriptions that I've found are a litt vague. :P

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dalek

Posted Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:03 pm

Overmann wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:24 am
I don't know what an alternative to deoxit would be for us non-americans. The product descriptions that I've found are a litt vague. :P
De-oxit is just a brand. It's just 'contact cleaner' or 'electrical contact cleaner'.

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jdryyz

Posted Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:17 pm

And here is my clean up job.

I will require some replacement key switches due to some stickiness I could not resolve.

I will also attempt a retrobright but experience has shown that when it gets this yellowed, sunlight alone won't be enough. I will probably have to do the submersion method. The A1000 case is worse.
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jdryyz

Posted Sun Oct 18, 2020 5:11 pm

Decided I needed to do something about the rust on the metal frame. It appeared to have spread while I was waiting for replacement key switches.
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All keys working fine now.

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intric8
Seattle, WA, USA
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Posted Sun Oct 18, 2020 7:32 pm

OMG that looks F'ing FANTASTIC @jdryyz!!!

Great work!

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jrobbins70

Posted Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:27 pm

Amiga 1000 keyboards are like missing socks after a wash cycle.

I recently had to chop the connector on my spare Amiga 3000 keyboard and wire up the 4 pins to an RJ11 jack so I could connect it to my Amiga 1000. It works great, but boy I wish I could get an original A1000 keyboard to fit under in the keyboard garage.

J

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blindguy

Posted Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:12 am

Looks awesome!!

Great job removing the rust!!

I have a Space Invader type keyboard for my A2000 and @amigalove had a great article on how to pull those keycaps off.





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