Re: C116 keyboard

From: Hársfalvi Levente (
Date: 2001-08-13 14:17:07


Martijn van Buul wrote:
> > ...The contacts
> > are missing, since someone seems to have attempted to repair the unit by
> > sticking tinfoil in place of the charcoal pads (using superglue, of
> > course :-/ ).
> Some people deserve to be shot!

Yes, definitely :-/.

The whole plastic keyboard block was covered by superglue anyway |-/. I
had problems even with disassembling it. This d*mn thing (the keyboard
part) is not even manufactured with screws, but with small glued plastic
sticks. Seems like they decided to 'fix' the problem by this ultimate
solution :-/, when they were at 'how to assemble it back together'...

> > Also, the left shift key is missing :-(.
> Que? Like, ripped out or so?

It's probably by 'accident'. The whole keyboard is made of one injection
moulded rubber 'plate' containing all keys (the same sort of 'plate'
that you could see on the ZX Spectrums). The rubber wears out with time
so the keys break out. Actually some other keys are also semi-broken (as
I see) but I think I could still fix them. ...Unlike the shift key that
I don't have :-(.


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