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TADA68 Stock Stabilizers Tuning

19th Dec 2019

TADA68 Stock Stabilizers Tuning

Objective: Stabilizers clipped and lubed, and added anti-slip mat under PCB.

For this project, switches on the stabilizers will be desoldered to remove stablizers from the position. Small modding project that slight improve stabilizers typing feel.

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Stock TADA68 PCB view. Lots of yellowish flux residue from the manufacturer. Over long time, the residue will act as corrosive agent and leave permanent marking on the pcb.

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Switches and LEDs on stabilizers desoldered and removed both stabilizers for next step.

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Stabilizers clipped and lubed the stabilizers' inner wall and inserts with Krytox GPL 205g0.

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Stabilizers installed and switches soldered back to the position. The PCB then cleaned with 99.9% Isopropyl Alcohol to remove flux residue on the PCB.

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Close view of the PCB after cleaning, no more yellowish residues.

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Install anti-slip mat on the case.

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Assembled the keyboard and ship it back to customer.

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