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Offline YuT666

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CPC464 - broken key - replacement solutions?
« on: 10:37, 14 February 18 »
One of my 464s has two broken keys.

The stamps (cross) are broken and one of the keycaps.

It's hard to find single stamps and key caps and i wonder if someone has made 3d print of those stamps.

Any Infos?

Thanks.

Tom
« Last Edit: 22:52, 15 February 18 by YuT666 »
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Re: CPC464 - broken key - replacement solutions?
« Reply #1 on: 14:42, 15 February 18 »
It's not a solution as such, but I have a spare 464 keyboard also with some broken keys which I am just holding onto for the sake of it. It is the old style keyboard, as you say with a cross on a post to hold the key - using a PCB rather than a plastic membrane.


If you tell me which keys are broken I will remove them and send them your way.


On mine, it is the +- key, the _0 key and numeric keypad 8 that are broken.

Here's whats left. As  I say, the +- key is actually held on by magic... it is actually broken.



« Last Edit: 20:45, 15 February 18 by Chinnery »
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Re: CPC464 - broken key - replacement solutions?
« Reply #2 on: 22:54, 15 February 18 »
That would be great ... i'll write you a pm asap ...
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Re: CPC464 - broken key - replacement solutions?
« Reply #3 on: 11:22, 19 February 18 »
Can a 3D printed accessory handle long-tem tear and wear in this case?
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Re: CPC464 - broken key - replacement solutions?
« Reply #4 on: 11:26, 19 February 18 »
Probably, but it's extremely hard to get a smooth surface, it would always feel rough unless you gave it a blast of acetone vapour and then you lose detail.

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Re: CPC464 - broken key - replacement solutions?
« Reply #5 on: 12:52, 11 June 21 »
I printed the cpc 464 key on a 3d printer, it was great. as key and plugger. but was there a spring in between? ie CPC with old logo uses 464 big keys. but I don't remember if there was a spring in between.
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