Click to view our Accessibility Statement or contact us with accessibility-related questions
Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard PCBA

Drop ALT Mechanical Keyboard PCBA

Ready to Ship
Free Returns in USA
Members who purchase earn
Drop Rewards
Product Highlights:
Frequently bought together:
Drop Phantom Plate-Mounted Stabilizer Pack
Drop ALT High-Profile Case
Drop ALT Aluminum Case

Mar 8, 2023
I just put together my very first keyboard from scratch, bought the green ALT case, PCBA, light diffuser, stabilizers, switches, and keycaps separately and put them all together. I was so excited, had it working fine with my MAC, but decided to buy a different USB C cord to match my desk setup - big mistake. Bc I'm obviously a noob, I bought the wrong kind of cable, a USB C 3.1 rather than a 2. Plugging this into both of my keyboard's ports was another big mistake. My MAC wasn't responsive to the USB 3.1 cable, so I tried to plug in the previously working USB cable again and now this will also not connect. I tried reseting the keyboard via the pin hole in the back which hasn't worked. Tried flashing the modern firmware onto it again and got an error response saying it couldn't find a valid device port, even after trying to reset via fn+b and the pin hole. The keyboard's LED's still will not work, and keyboard buttons are unresponsive as well, though the orange light is still flashing so I know power is going to the keyboard. Did I short circuit the keys and LED's? Is there anything I can do besides buying a new PCBA and taking it apart all over again? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
morspaHey there, do you think you can open up the keyboard and check to see if there are any obvious damage to the components on the PCBA? You can also take a few pictures and post it here so we can take a look as well.
Feb 21, 2023
My current PCBA constantly drops it's wired connection, sometimes multiple times a day, and I have to unplug and replug to 'fix' the issue. Has there been any improvements made to this new run to minimize the risk of this happening again?
Feb 2, 2023
Finally, one less empty shell of a keyboard lying around, THANK YOU for restocking! Interesting/concerning thing I noted: My Drop Alt was a gift, purchased via Amazon in November 2021. The left USB port failed in May 2022. I had replaced the case, switches, and keycaps, but luckily still had all the original bits, so I was able to put it all back together to ship back to Drop for a replacement. Both the original and the replacement I received have red marker dots next to the left USB port on the PCB, which I would have never have seen if I hadn't swapped cases. I've only opened one of the two new PCBs that just arrived, but lo and behold: No red marker dot on the USB port. The replacement I was sent in June 2022 experienced the same failure as the original about a month ago. The inconvenience of the bad port doesn't outweigh the inconvenience of taking the whole thing apart to send it in again, and I purchased a spare PCB just in case, but is this a widespread issue? If so, what is Drop doing about it? Have design changes been made to this round of PCBs to prevent this failure?
Our first restock has sold out already, but we have more on the way. The run will go live again by early next week. EDIT: Run is live again, 15% sold in a few hours. This run is expected to ship by end of next week, potentially earlier. The units are at the warehouse, just being transferred into the correct location.
Jan 17, 2023
Now that the Ctrl PCBA is available when will this one be in stock?
Jan 26, 2023
The page still says the DROP ALT PCBA is out of stock. Have they already sold out?
madjesterYep, the first batch sold out in a matter of hours. We have more that will be available by early next week.
Jan 4, 2023
Ping for 5 pin south facing revamp plz
Dec 17, 2022
I have a PCB-A still in unopened packaging if anyone is interested. Also have a the white collectors case.
Jan 12, 2023
IamfictionIs the offer still available?
Aug 31, 2022
Feeling ripped off after buying the drop alt case and not being able to actually use it.
Jul 29, 2022
Drop the 5-pin or bring this back please!
Jul 23, 2022
Is it in stock yet...I can finish the keyboard if only I can get a PCBA.
Showing 15 of 70
70 OF 70 POSTS
Recent Activity
Placed an order
Placed an order
Placed an order