Atmos SPACE key stuck

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Atmos SPACE key stuck

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Hello,
My Atmos has the Space key which stuck almost with every pressing. To unstuck it I simply need to gently press on it again.
I tried to remove the key, but found nothing particularly criminal
Here how it looks like
Note when I detached the metal bar, under the cap, leaving cap only, it works almost okay
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Re: Atmos SPACE key stuck

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here is cap removed if it would be useful
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Re: Atmos SPACE key stuck

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Plunger is broken I see in upper left corner. Logical then that the key gets stuck.

See this video DBug posted in reply to an earlier question by a.o. me:
https://forum.defence-force.org/viewtop ... 769#p24769

So basically the only thing to do seems to acquire a second keyboard and get the plunger from there.

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I wonder if a small drop of super glue could help fix the plunger, maybe by insert some paper between the gray and black part to keep it nice and tight, see if that helps making it "square" again.

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Re: Atmos SPACE key stuck

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Dbug wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 9:33 pm
I wonder if a small drop of super glue could help fix the plunger, maybe by insert some paper between the gray and black part to keep it nice and tight, see if that helps making it "square" again.
Nay it won't do that, because the plastic has bad adhesive.
Having nothing left but improvise (it looks like chances I get some spare Ti99 keyboard are below zero) I fixed it
Prolly temporally but at leas for a few years, I am sure
I come to the idea of trimming the key part which comes into the plunger (and therefore make it wider, if the later one is broken, which it is)
So I trimmed that part of the key for like 0.3-0.5 mm from each side and...

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Maybe the sacrifice of the FNCT key? :roll:

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Re: Atmos SPACE key stuck

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kenneth wrote:
Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:20 pm
Maybe the sacrifice of the FNCT key? :roll:
Thanks for the idea!
I was about to consider the same, but I could not pull the plunger to be honest
After a few tries I gave up and trimmed the space key :roll:

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