RE: Help fixing broken keys
Date: 2001-04-20 06:41:36

>Has anyone had any success fixing these plastic stems?
>I'm also interested in hearing other suggestions,
>without replacing the entire keyboard.

I've sacrificed a keyboard for benefit of all others.... You are correct in
that the glue won't take, so I remove the lower part of the damaged key and
replace it from the "sacrified" one. Most CBM keyboard mechanisms (VIC20,
C16, C64 for sure) are essentially the same.

If you didn't want to do this, the only other method is to heat a sewing pin
up until its red hot and drive it through the broken star and lower part in
one go. When it cools, snip the protruding part of the pin. If all goes
well, both parts should stick to the pin.

- Nick


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