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Re: source for mechanical keyswitches

On Thu, 20 Mar 2008 18:20:21 +0100, Andrew Sackville-West wrote:

> On Thu, Mar 20, 2008 at 11:12:12AM -0500, Reid Priedhorsky wrote:
>> Dear All,
>> I would like to rebuild a keyboard that uses mechanical keyswitches (see
>> previous post). Do any of you know where I can buy new mechanical
>> keyswitches?
> If they are like IBM model M clicky keyswitches, do they ever actually
> wear out? I'm doubtful. But regardless, if they are the same keyswitch
> then check out www.clickykeyboards.com, they may have a source.

No, they're a bit different. They look like


though the internals are a bit different.

I'm pretty sure it was the switches wearing out, since a handful of the
most-used keys gradually became less and less reliable.

Thanks again,


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