Keyboard Squeak

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Keyboard Squeak

Postby Tempest » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:43 am

The spacebar on my pcjr keyboard (non-chiclet model) is squeaking rather badly and it's becoming an annoyance. What's the best way to fix this? Can I pry the spacebar up with a screwdriver and spray a lubricant on the plungers or are they attached differently on the pcjr keyboard? I don't want to try and force the keys if they can't be removed.
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Re: Keyboard Squeak

Postby Sharkey1331 » Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:51 am

I'm interested in this too, as my Enter button squeaks, and also I'd like to disassemble the keyboard to give it a good clean..
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Re: Keyboard Squeak

Postby GHiero » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:57 pm

If I remember right, there is no metal retaining bar giving the spacebar the extra spring to return to its natural position. Instead, there are some plastic bits that do the same thing. Silicone lubricant should help you out here.
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Re: Keyboard Squeak

Postby Tempest » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:04 am

GHiero wrote:If I remember right, there is no metal retaining bar giving the spacebar the extra spring to return to its natural position. Instead, there are some plastic bits that do the same thing. Silicone lubricant should help you out here.


But can you just pry the spacebar out with something like a screwdriver?
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Re: Keyboard Squeak

Postby Brutman » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:16 am

Why risk something by prying when you can just undo four screws on the back and get to everything you need?
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Re: Keyboard Squeak

Postby MikeModified » Mon Mar 16, 2015 9:41 am

Brutman wrote:Why risk something by prying when you can just undo six screws on the back and get to everything you need?


Fixed it for ya, Mike ;) , including one under the serial number sticker, lower center.

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Re: Keyboard Squeak

Postby Tempest » Mon Mar 16, 2015 6:21 pm

No more squeak! Actually now the keyboard is almost too quiet. :)
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