Wonky space bar !

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Hi

Apple iie expanded. Has a loose/ wonky spacebar in that use it a few times, press off
Centre and it slips one end up, one down and jams.

Can't see anything wrong with the mechanicals of it

Is it just the female switch x is worn and I can swap from somewhere else... Or have I fitted it wrongly/ is there anything missing/ other suggestions please? ( except press within 2mm of the centre, duh:) )

Cheers for any help !

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Re: Wonky space bar !

Missing the steel wire. (some might call it a steel bar, or key stabilizer)
Goes in tiny holes in the 2 small stand-offs that plug into the space bar key and ride along the bottom in those two small black blocks each side of the center spring.
I don't have a photo, sorry.

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Re: Wonky space bar !

Yeah, those two black pieces are in 90 degrees wrong, and you are missing the metal bar. You might be able to find one from another keyboard of similar size...

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Re: Wonky space bar !

thank you!

cheers

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Re: Wonky space bar !

Here is a picture of an Apple //c spacebar.
It's not the same but you get the idea.

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