Are you looking to upgrade your cute mechanical keyboard with new switches? Changing mechanical keyboard switches can be an intimidating process, but it doesn’t have to be! In this blog post, we’ll go over all the steps necessary to successfully change your cute mechanical keyboard switches. With some patience and the right tools, you’ll be able to customize your keyboard and get the most out of your typing experience.
Step One: Remove The Keycap
If you want to change the switches on your cute mechanical keyboard, the first step is to remove the keycap. Depending on the type of switch, you may need to use a keycap puller for this step. To use a keycap puller, place it over the keycap and gently squeeze. This will cause the puller to pop the keycap off. If you don’t have a puller, you can also use a flat-head screwdriver. Carefully insert the screwdriver under the keycap, then push up and out until it pops off. Make sure to be gentle and patient as you do this to avoid damaging your keyboard. Once the keycap is removed, you are ready to move on to Step Two.
Step Two: Unscrew The Retention Clip
Changing the switches on a cute mechanical keyboard can be intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be! The second step is to unscrew the retention clip that holds the switch in place. To do this, use a small screwdriver or tweezers and gently remove the screws from the underside of the keycap. Once the screws are removed, you can carefully pull out the retention clip and set it aside. It is important to be gentle when removing the screws, as you don’t want to damage your cute mechanical keyboard.
Step Three: Pull Out The Old Switch
Now that the keycap and retention clip have been removed, you can now remove the old switch from your cute mechanical keyboard. To do this, you’ll need to gently but firmly grip the switch and pull it straight up and out of the keyboard. Be careful not to twist or rock the switch as this could damage the socket. If the switch doesn’t come out easily, use a pair of tweezers or needle-nose pliers to help pry it out. Once the switch is removed, discard it in an appropriate manner. With the old switch gone, you’re ready to install the new one. Before putting in the new switch, check for any dust or debris that may be inside the housing. Use compressed air if necessary to ensure a clean area before installing the new switch. To put in the new cute mechanical keyboard switch, simply align the pins with the holes and press down until they snap into place. Give it a gentle wiggle to make sure it’s securely seated. Finally, place the keycap back on top of the switch before inserting the retaining clip into place. You’re all set! With just a few simple steps, your cute mechanical keyboard will be equipped with brand new switches and ready for action!
Step Four: Insert The New Switch
Now that the old switch has been removed, it’s time to insert the new one. Depending on the type of cute mechanical keyboard you have, you may need to make sure that the pins line up correctly with the holes in the PCB before you insert the new switch. Be sure to take your time when doing this, and don’t force the switch in if it doesn’t fit – that could cause damage to your keyboard. Once the switch is properly lined up, gently press it down into place until you hear a ‘click’ indicating that the switch has been seated properly. To complete the installation, solder each pin of the switch to its respective hole in the cute mechanical keyboard PCB. You can use a soldering iron to heat up the solder joints quickly, but be sure not to leave it too long as this can cause damage to your board. Finally, use some tweezers or pliers to clip off any excess solder from each connection point. This will help ensure that all connections are secure and will prevent any potential shorts. After completing these steps, give your cute mechanical keyboard a quick test run by typing something on each key. If everything works properly then congratulations – you’ve successfully changed out your switches!
Step Five: Screw In The Retention Clip
After inserting the new switch into your cute mechanical keyboard, the next step is to screw in the retention clip. This clip keeps the switch securely in place and prevents it from popping out when you type. To do this, use a small Phillips-head screwdriver to turn the screw in a clockwise direction until it is secure. Make sure not to over tighten the screw as this can damage your keyboard. Once the clip is firmly in place, you are ready to move on to the next step. To make sure that all of the switches in your cute mechanical keyboard are working properly, plug it into your computer and give each one a test press. Listen for any noises or strange sounds, which might indicate that there is an issue with one or more of the switches. If all of them appear to be working correctly, then congratulations! You have successfully changed the switches on your cute mechanical keyboard!
Step Six: Put The Keycap Back On
The last step in replacing the switch on your cute mechanical keyboard is to put the keycap back on. To do this, start by lining up the stem of the keycap with the hole in the new switch. Then, press down firmly on the keycap until you hear it click into place. Once the keycap is secure, your switch replacement is complete and you can enjoy typing on your new, customized cute mechanical keyboard! If you find that the switches feel too stiff or too soft, don’t worry—mechanical keyboards are very easy to customize and adjust. You can try different types of switches to get a feel that best suits your typing style. With a few tweaks here and there, you’ll soon be able to customize your cute mechanical keyboard exactly how you want it. For example, if you prefer lighter keys that require less force when pressed, you can use lighter switches. On the other hand, if you’d like a heavier feel when typing, you can use heavier switches. As long as you have a few spare switches handy, customizing your cute mechanical keyboard won’t take much time at all.