Osborne 1 keyboard repair - success!

Pete Turnbull pete at dunnington.plus.com
Fri Nov 20 20:09:52 CST 2020

On 20/11/2020 17:59, Tom Hunter via cctalk wrote:
> Hi Patrik,
> As to the superglue - it was the only option because the prongs are just
> melted flat. To get the key mechanism out or off I had to scrape all the
> melted plastic off. I then subsequently re-attach the key mechanism to the
> aluminium backing board by applying a tiny drop of superglue between what
> was left of each prong and the associated hole in the aluminium backing
> plate. The key mechanisms can be pushed out again with moderate effort if
> it is ever necessary again.

Another way to do this is, or to repair any heat-staked plastic, is to 
use a cheap 3D printing pen with the sample ABS or even PLA filament 
they usually come with.

Lurid colours are optional with this technique ;-)

Pete Turnbull

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