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    Marius Piedallu van Wyk

    They are all in too close contact with the switches... the metal rods actually bend a bit to get around the switches. argh.

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    Paige

    Hi,

    The current stabilizers are just a different version of Costar style stabilizers we have always used, they are compatible with both backlit and non-backlit models. 

     

    Please feel free to email us at info@wasdkeyboards.com if you need to return or change anything about your order.

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    Dmytro Popov

    This is bad news...
    What will I receive if I order stabilizers separately from http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keyboard-parts/cherry-mx-stabilizer-spring-for-spacebar.html ?

    Will they be exactly as pictured?

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    Marius Piedallu van Wyk

    Just being compatible is not the reason I bought a WASD keyboard. Those are obviously not the stabilizers pictured and makes we wonder what other changes were made in contrast to the product page.

    They might be compatible... (like Kaihl is "compatible" with Cherry) but that difference in tension due to that contact at the bottom is noticeable.

    Moreso with the smaller stabilizers in fact. So much so that when I twist the wire up to insert my keycaps, the wire jumps out of their clips sometimes... making the already slightly tricky Costars a bit more difficult to use. It's not insurmountable, but just detracts from an otherwise great quality keyboard.

    I will have to buy replacement Costar stabilizers someplace else to see if they are better.

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    Marius Piedallu van Wyk

    Dmytro, perhaps they are just out of stock of the usual ones:

    http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/cherry-mx-stabilizer-spring-for-2x-keycaps.html

    Seems so from that page...

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    Paige

    The loose stabilizers on our parts page are the other style, if you prefer those. They're expected to be back in stock tomorrow.

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    andrew moore

    Marius, it looks to me that the stabilizers may be on the wrong side of the switches. Comparing the two pictures you posted, the switches in your picture seem to be rotated 180 degrees from the marketing pics. Have you tried reinstalling the stabilizers on the other side of the switch? WASD made this video about stabilizer installation that I think could be helpful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8wYeGa6HEI

    That said, the spacebar stabilizer bar in your pic does seem to be missing the bent part that goes around the switch, like on the other stabilizer bars in your pic.

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    Marius Piedallu van Wyk

    @andrew , one good thing about these stabilizers, is they actually work best with Cherry Silver (short stems) and GMK keycaps (very thick).

    The bent part in the stabs in the pic actually hooks on those caps.

    But that may just also be a problem with the cherry profile... the keycap inserts are not able to go all the way in... I may need to shorten them. Not sure. But for now I've reverted to the originals.

    So in all, I actually prefer these ones now, but I do still feel the tension. Wish they were Cherry stabilizers... pity I cannot add any,

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    aaron

    I found the stabilized keys to be a little loose on the V3 as purchased, and indeed, the stabilizers were the kind that work with both backlit and non-backlit keyboards, so far as I can tell. The as-purchased stabilizers are pictured here:I went ahead and purchased the replacement stabilizers per Paige's suggestion and have just installed them. So far, the difference has been adjusting to the tension -- the new ones (http://www.wasdkeyboards.com/index.php/products/keyboard-parts/cherry-mx-stabilizer-spring-for-2x-keycaps.html) make the keys feel harder to press. [Edit: I realized I need to apply a little silicone grease to the stabilizers and this will likely improve! Sorry, I'm new to this.]

    All it cost was $3.25 for parts and $9.30 for shipping... On a keyboard that cost more than $150 and arguably should have been assembled as pictured to begin with. But, it's a solution!

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