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 Post subject: Had to take my Space Bar off how i get it to work again?
PostPosted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 4:08 pm 
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i had to to take my space bar off my 82 key fire deck keyboard now it wont go back in right ethier it sits all the way down and wont return to normal postion or you can hit it on the left or right of the space button because it wobbly


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Hi, we spoke on the phone earlier about this, and as promised here is a walkthrough with photos of how to reinstall your spacebar with the wire underneath it. If your spacebar still sticks down, please post here again so we can troubleshoot further.

I also apologize in advance...this is gonna be a bit longwinded just so I can cover as much information as I can for everyone to use. It is really a much much easier process than it sounds like.

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First, we need to cover the basic parts in this procedure so we are on the same page. In front of you, no doubt, is your Deck 82 board, without the spacebar and the wire with some black plastic parts on the ends. If you look down into the place where the spacebar is supposed to be, there will be 3 holes on either side of a black keyswitch in the circuit board. Ok, now thats out of the way...onto the important stuff!

Below is a picture of the spacebar with the wire and black plastic things just as an example. Ignore the red line for now, its just pointing out which side matches which in the photos. Also, skip ahead a bit if you have the black plastic things still attached to the wire. This section is just in case they came off in the removal process.

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The black plastic things have two parts to them. From the picture above, you can see somewhat how they are assembled. Notice the wire and how it enters them. Also, you cannot see it, but the wire snaps into the plastic assembly. Just keep this in mind for later.

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Above you can see a bottom view of the black plastic things separated. Note the shape of them. The line shows you how to line them up -- match the small square notch from the part on the left to the shortest 'leg' of the part on the right (If you assemble them as I have photographed them, it would be wrong - rotate the part on the right 180 degrees and assemble in that manner).

Once you have the black plastic things assembled correctly, slide the wire through the open ends of the black plastic assemblies. Make sure it goes through both plastic pieces on each end, and snap into place (if you don't do this, it may not work right when you reinstall it and you will have to repeat the process).

To install the wire/plastic assembly, first notice the wire goes towards the top of the keyboard (this is important to functionality). In the picture below, you can see how to reinstall the wire maybe better than I can say in words.

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Two notches of the black plastic things snap into 2 of the 3 holes in the board. Always slide the top notches in first, and then using pliers like I did (or your imagination with other tools if you dont have pliers) gently sqeeze the center section of the bottom notch and pop it into the hole in the board.

Below is a picture of the board with the wire installed, but the spacebar not reinstalled yet to illustrate how it goes back on.

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To reinstall the spacebar, place the spacebar over the little cross-shaped pegs (1 for the switch and 2 from the black plastic pieces on the wire). Rock the spacebar back and forth over the tops of the crosses until you feel everything line up. Then, firmly press down across the whole spacebar until it feels like it is pressed down all the way. I stress to you to press evenly across the whole spacebar -- if you do not, it may dislodge part of the wire and you will have to go back and start again.

So thats it! Whew...that was a lot of typing but I hope it helps, and I apologize again for boring you to death with this super-long reply. But anyways, hope it works for you and please let us know how it all goes. Thanks!

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 Post subject: This is Shawn internet went out just got on
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:38 pm 
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OK net went out i just got back on going to try this out will post when finsh YOUR ARE GREAT FOR THE PICS REALY NICE JOB


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 Post subject: SUCCESSSSSS
PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:47 pm 
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TYTYTYTYTYT Check t h i s - o u t - I - g o t - s p a c e b a r - a g a i n!!
Adam you are the man I demand you get a raise for going out of your way to help. Even on a Friday.

FYI: The problem i had was the 2 pieces where still conected to the space bar with the wire i was just trying to put it in like that didnt know those pieces came off.


THANKS AGAIN
YOU THE MAN!!!

Shout out to Amy very helpful to : D


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Glad to hear you fixed it, and thanks for the appreciation!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2006 3:56 pm 
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Given that there are three switches (or, at least, switch-like plastic things) under the space bar, is it at all possible to make some of them perform other functions? That is, is there any way to make the middle of those three function as a different key (probably by either physically connecting it to a different key or by something even more involved). I've been looking for a way to get an alt button underneath my v and b buttons forever, so while this is definitely a long shot, I figured I'd give it a chance.

Thanks for your time,
Pyrthas


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I suppose anything is possible, but I would say what you want to do is a very very long shot and probably not the greatest idea of things to do in my opinion. You could try but I would imagine that would void your warranty (aka HEAVY modifications).

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Thanks for the reply. TG3 needs to find a way to make custom keyboards for individuals that doesn't cost a fortune so I can buy one. :P (Well, I suppose it probably wouldn't be a very large market, but oh, well.)


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 Post subject: Reassembling the space bar (or other wide keys)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 7:45 pm 
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I wanted to point out that one of the illustrations in http://www.deckkeyboards.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=262 is wrong. The picture showing how the two plastic pieces go together shows the inner piece backwards. The "plunger" part that will eventually connect to the key has an "H" shape on the bottom. One channel is deeper. This is where the wire must go, so it must point toward the end of the housing with the clip for the wire.

That thread is locked so I'm posting here, but it would make sense to move this post to that thread...


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 Post subject: Re: Reassembling the space bar (or other wide keys)
PostPosted: Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:32 am 
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BenJackson wrote:
I wanted to point out that one of the illustrations in http://www.deckkeyboards.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=262 is wrong. The picture showing how the two plastic pieces go together shows the inner piece backwards. The "plunger" part that will eventually connect to the key has an "H" shape on the bottom. One channel is deeper. This is where the wire must go, so it must point toward the end of the housing with the clip for the wire.
Yes you are correct. Please see the text below the picture, this should help explain the correct assembly:
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Above you can see a bottom view of the black plastic things separated. Note the shape of them. The line shows you how to line them up -- match the small square notch from the part on the left to the shortest 'leg' of the part on the right (If you assemble them as I have photographed them, it would be wrong - rotate the part on the right 180 degrees and assemble in that manner).

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 Post subject: Re: Had to take my Space Bar off how i get it to work again
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:07 pm 
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I followed the directions very carefully and my reassembly matches everything but my space bar still does not work. It will not pop back up and I have no idea why. I had to remove it originally to remove several nests of cat hair mutated into crud containing dust bunnies.


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 Post subject: Re: Had to take my Space Bar off how i get it to work again
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 9:09 pm 
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bookjunky - The keyswitch itself may have been damaged or gone bad. Please email me at technicalsupport@deckkeyboards.com and I will work with you on this.

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 Post subject: Re: Had to take my Space Bar off how i get it to work again
PostPosted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 6:04 am 
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Do you have a fees for this

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 Post subject: Re: Had to take my Space Bar off how i get it to work again
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ashleyjames222 wrote:
Do you have a fees for this


Each case is different, but in general the only time we charge fees is for returns that are out of warranty.

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 Post subject: Re: Had to take my Space Bar off how i get it to work again
PostPosted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:39 am 
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Thanks for the help guys with my issue. Adam, you da man.


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