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KaizMak
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Apr 1, 2020
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Just curious, what's the reason to buying extra PCB, since it supported Hot-swappable switches, you can change switches without soldering.
Apr 1, 2020
rockydbull
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Apr 1, 2020
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Static shock, kailh sockets ripping the pads off, bricked pcb from an improper flash. While not as essential as a solder kit, having a spare pcb can be a good thing when its being paired with a unique layout. This is not a situation like tray mount 60% boards where there will always be another board available from a vendor to drop right in.
Apr 1, 2020
Poblopuablo03
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Apr 1, 2020
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What can one do when kailh sockets rip solder pads off? That happened to one of my boards (think6.5)
Apr 1, 2020
rockydbull
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Apr 1, 2020
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Assuming both pads are disconnected I would hot glue the socket to the hole and hand wire the contacts that touch the pads to the diode and switch positions in the matrix where it was disconnected or to the next switch, whichever is easier. Its usually not too bad unless its a switch that is connected directly to the mcu, like the top of a column, then you have to bridge to the line or directly to the smu which is harder to solder. End of the day all repairs require soldering, which is sometimes out of the question for a hotswap owner, hence why I like to have spare pcbs.
Apr 1, 2020
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