How to fix wobbly plate mounted coartar stabilizers
I just order an new keyboard and some of the plate mounted stabilizers are a bit wobbly. I ordered new plate mounted stabilizers and the new ones are wobbly too. Must be that the hole a tad large. How do you fix this?
Thanks in advance!
This is the part I ordered.(https://www.wasdkeyboards.com/cherry-mx-plate-mounted-stabilizer-clips-2pcs.html)
Hi David, thanks for your reply and interest in this issue.
The plate mounted stabilizers, how are they wobbling? Wobbly in the sense that if you place your fingertip on top of the stabilizer, and gently move it side to side, the stabilizer has extra room in the plate hole. I noticed this on a handful of stabilizers, not all of them, about 1/3 of them. When they wobbled, they made an annoying sound. I noticed this first in the right shift key, because it had a funny vibration to it. This shift key, again, if you placed the fingertip on top of it and gently move it side to side, it would have excessive play and a sound that was bothersome.
I considered the possibility that the stabilizers could be from a defective lot, so I got some extras, to no help.
I eventually placed some scotch tape shimmied between the plate rectangular holes and the stabilizers and the play went away. Now the wobbling is gone, and the keyboard feels great. I just don't feel I have to be fiddling with a +200$ keyboard to get its keys not to vibrate funny.
About whether is possible the plates are not being installed correctly, I think it is not a question of installation. Of course, I could be wrong.
I don't mean my original comment to be a complaint. Overall, I love my keyboard.
Javier Gonzalez Thanks!
Hmm, they definitely should not be wobbling, I will check on some boards we have here but from my experience they shouldn't be moving around, the clips themselves can flex as the plastic is malleable, but as for how they fit into the plate? Is this only happening on certain ones or all of the stabilized keys?
I will take some video tomorrow to show you how they should be, you can compare to what your keyboard is doing.
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