Sellmyretro has keyboard membranes for A600, Spectrum etc. So it is possible to make a custom one, wondering how much would it cost... 08.10.2016 7:35 PM "Michał Pleban" <firstname.lastname@example.org> napisał(a): > Hello! > > The keyboard in my C65 stopped working - a few columns of keys do not > work anymore. I tried looking at the cable and the connector to find a > broken trace, but I don't see any obvious problems. I thought that the > connector on the flat ribbon cable might get flaky, so I cut it to make > new contacts. It helped a bit - most columns got back to work but the > last one (which contains the rather important Return key) does not. I > don't have more cable to cut so I would like to try other solutions. > > Awhile back, there were C65 keyboards available on Ebay and I bought one > of them, so I plugged it into my computer thinking it will solve my > problem, but nope... it turns out that this keyboard has incompatible > pinout! Fortunately the difference is only in the GND pin for the LEDs > so I have all keys working now, but the LEDS don't work. > > I thought to rework the keyboard to change the pinout, but it turns out > that it's not made on a PCB like the C64 or 610/710 keyboards I worked > with before. Instead, the whole keyboard is made as a big sheet of flat > "cable" in plastic envelope, and looks like this: > > http://i64.tinypic.com/k3njti.jpg > > The black conducting contacts are not metallic, so they cannot be > soldered. Everything else is covered by plastic. > > Does anyone have any idea how a thing like this could be resoldered? My > idea was to peel the plastic gently to reveal the metal trace below but > I am not sure how easy it could be, and I have no idea if the metal > below can be soldered. Also I would not like to try this on a C65 > keyboard and would love to have something similar to try before, but > where can I find another keyboard like this? > > Regards, > Michau. > > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list > Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2016-10-08 18:01:04
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