Fixing smd pads.

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Re: Fixing smd pads.

Post by kludge » Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:53 am

terriblefire wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:35 am
We can all agree that a ZX81 is a great doorstop though right? :)
Yes. And no. Worthless but cool somehow. At least as an historical artifact. I'm on the lookout for a Spectrum 48k, but that's at least a bit more useful than a ZX81 :)

Edit: But the doorstop anecdotes are hilarious.
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Re: Fixing smd pads.

Post by terriblefire » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:02 am

kludge wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:53 am
Yes. And no. Worthless but cool somehow. At least as an historical artifact. I'm on the lookout for a Spectrum 48k, but that's at least a bit more useful than a ZX81 :)
I have a 48K+ but the keyboard membrane needs replaced.

I want a 128K Toaster job.
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Re: Fixing smd pads.

Post by PaulJ_2.0 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:35 am

terriblefire wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:02 am
I have a 48K+ but the keyboard membrane needs replaced
I've wanted to replace the membrane on a rubber key Spectrum for ages now.
My plan is to use tactile switches held together with a 3D printed jig.

I will get round to it one day.

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Re: Fixing smd pads.

Post by kludge » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:52 am

PaulJ_2.0 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:35 am
terriblefire wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:02 am
I have a 48K+ but the keyboard membrane needs replaced
I've wanted to replace the membrane on a rubber key Spectrum for ages now.
My plan is to use tactile switches held together with a 3D printed jig.

I will get round to it one day.
I want one where the rubber keys are rubbery.
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Re: Fixing smd pads.

Post by PaulJ_2.0 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:58 am

kludge wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:52 am
I want one where the rubber keys are rubbery.
Oh no, I want to keep the keys, just swap out the membrane.
In my head it works beautifully :D

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Re: Fixing smd pads.

Post by kludge » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:07 am

PaulJ_2.0 wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:58 am
kludge wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:52 am
I want one where the rubber keys are rubbery.
Oh no, I want to keep the keys, just swap out the membrane.
In my head it works beautifully :D
I want the rubber, the membrane. The entire horrible experience. That’s just because I’ve never had one :)
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Re: Fixing smd pads.

Post by PaulJ_2.0 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:08 am

kludge wrote:
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:07 am
I want the rubber, the membrane. The entire horrible experience. That’s just because I’ve never had one :)
Fkin sadist.

I like it :D

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Re: Fixing smd pads.

Post by arkadiusz.makarenko » Tue Aug 20, 2019 5:01 pm

48 Plus keyboard. Lovely feel like pressing dead mouse belly.
Lovely quality of membranes which were made of best quality rice paper. I guess words "Spectrum" and "Quality" should never been used in the same sentence. :D
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