Wonky space bar !

5 posts / 0 new
Last post
Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 41 min ago
Joined: May 2 2010 - 15:18
Posts: 53
Wonky space bar !
AttachmentSize
Image icon image.jpeg96.98 KB
Image icon image.jpeg141.48 KB

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 !

macnoyd's picture
Online
Last seen: 13 min 30 sec ago
Joined: Oct 15 2012 - 08:59
Posts: 546
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.

Online
Last seen: 1 hour 47 min ago
Joined: Dec 19 2008 - 21:01
Posts: 298
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...

Offline
Last seen: 3 hours 41 min ago
Joined: May 2 2010 - 15:18
Posts: 53
Re: Wonky space bar !

thank you!

cheers

Smile

amauget's picture
Offline
Last seen: 2 weeks 5 days ago
Joined: Jan 3 2011 - 11:34
Posts: 278
Re: Wonky space bar !

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

Log in or register to post comments