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RE: Making some progress with the 16K Microbee - ChickenMan - 26-11-2021

Arr great to have a working keyboard. Your missing CTRL key is that the keyswitch or keycap or both ? I may be able to help there.


RE: Making some progress with the 16K Microbee - CheshireNoir - 26-11-2021

@ChickenMan just the keycap. I may already have one coming!

This one I fought hard to get working. It's a good feeling to have it working at last. It's interesting seeing how an "early" model like this compares to my PC85 :-D

Chesh


RE: Making some progress with the 16K Microbee - someone - 03-12-2021

(26-11-2021, 10:10 PM)CheshireNoir Wrote: ...I desoldered all the dead keys, disassembled them and resoldered and it completely works!......

Someone hates to be the bearer of bad news but unless you've got the original release metal to metal contact keyswitches, serviced conductive rubber switches have a nasty habit of reverting to high resistance.


RE: Making some progress with the 16K Microbee - CheshireNoir - 03-12-2021

(03-12-2021, 05:37 PM)someone Wrote:
(26-11-2021, 10:10 PM)CheshireNoir Wrote: ...I desoldered all the dead keys, disassembled them and resoldered and it completely works!......

Someone hates to be the bearer of bad news but unless you've got the original release metal to metal contact keyswitches, serviced conductive rubber switches have a nasty habit of reverting to high resistance.
I assumed that until I got a replacement, that I'd have to service them every few years.
:-)
Isn't that half the fun of these old systems?

Chesh


RE: Making some progress with the 16K Microbee - CheshireNoir - 23-12-2021

Well it turned out really nice in the end...
[Image: img_20211221_215711s.jpg]
The label is a reproduction I made with silvered paper through a laser printer, then covered in clear contact.

Chesh


RE: Making some progress with the 16K Microbee - ChickenMan - 23-12-2021

Arr looking good, well done. I would put it out in full sun for a couple days and will reduce the yellowing down considerably but not eliminate so will still have that "vintage" look Smile