Osborne 1 keyboard repair - success!

geneb geneb at deltasoft.com
Sat Nov 21 09:07:17 CST 2020

On Sat, 21 Nov 2020, Pete Turnbull via cctalk wrote:

> 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.
Now this is the first actual sane use of one of those things I've seen!

Excellent idea!


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