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by Rmollov
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 171
Views: 19505

Re: buttons that don't register well

Qualitatively speaking, yes (I don't have anything to measure the exact force). But the important part is that after flexing the key hinges and then inserting the Post-It Note clippings as cesar did, the Enter key feels pleasantly crisp along the entire length of the key, and is comparable to the r...
by Rmollov
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 171
Views: 19505

Re: buttons that don't register well

Could you please explain your two little strips from a Post-It trick? I can't wait to try the flexing fix to the stiff keys of my DM42 but am worried that I might make the ENTER key worse, and will need the perform this secondary fix. However I don't understand what you did. Check out cesar's posts...
by Rmollov
Fri Jul 06, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 171
Views: 19505

Re: buttons that don't register well

I just did the key flexing and Post-It note strips, and it's a massive improvement. At first I only did the key flexing, and while almost all the keys felt immediately better, Enter became substantially worse. But after adding two little strips from a Post-It, it's significantly better than it was ...
by Rmollov
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:43 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 171
Views: 19505

Re: buttons that don't register well

Here it is: and remember, Swiss Micros has not yet said anything endorsing (or discouraging) this! https://youtu.be/ZDxVxw6_SKU Thanks Logan, I'm glad to confirm that your "key flexing" trick worked perfectly for me - even though not perfect, but now my DM42 is definitelly USABLE! Thanks again! Che...
by Rmollov
Wed May 30, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 171
Views: 19505

Re: buttons that don't register well

And you are happy with all that? IMHO SM's keyboard is far from acceptable for otherwise brilliant calculator. The combination between keys layer and registering board (domes) does not work well. If further development finds working solution I'd gladly pay for replacement of both. Currently DM42 is ...
by Rmollov
Mon May 21, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 171
Views: 19505

Re: buttons that don't register well

I think you tried to cure the consequence rather than the reason. Would you post here a photo of the ENTER key from the top? I really doubt its top surface is parallel to the face plate, if it works after changing the geometry underneath. It's highly unlikely motherboard has such a huge bow to allow...
by Rmollov
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 171
Views: 19505

Re: buttons that don't register well

The above may be one of the reasons, but there is another as can be seen on the photos... That looks strange. Please take it completely apart, gently press the enter button from behind and put it back together. I hope it solves the issue. Thanks Michael, that worked. Apparently the main problem her...
by Rmollov
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 171
Views: 19505

Re: buttons that don't register well

I'm sorry for this. Finally we nailed the problem with the ENTER button. The unequal tactile feedback is caused by the upwards bent ABS housing. Once the calculator is taken apart and warmed up a little, it can be bent back which should solve the issue. Please give it a try. Otherwise you can send ...
by Rmollov
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 171
Views: 19505

Re: buttons that don't register well

Thanks Michael, hope this solves the problem. I join the previous poster about video tutorial how this is to be done.
Cheers.
by Rmollov
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Hardware issues
Topic: buttons that don't register well
Replies: 171
Views: 19505

Re: buttons that don't register well

My ENTER button has unacceptable behaviour - pressed close to the right edge acts like the rest of the buttons; close to the left edge - a lot quieter and weak click, and in the middle - no click at all. Registers in every case, which makes things worse, no way to tell the result unless checked in t...