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Elecom (japanese) keyboards: extremely bad design

November 15th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

So here’s what happened:

Today some water accidentally poured down on my keyboard (first time in my life this has ever happened to me), and some keys stopped working. So I opened it and to my surprise, the plate holding the inner membrane and keys together has no screws, only some plastic bits that have been melted through some holes on the other side. The membrane inside (3 layers) was wet so I needed access to it to properly dry it and had to break those plastics.

Result: keys “work” again, but the plate is a little too far from the keys so you need to push the buttons really hard, which makes it kinda useless. I tried to glue it but it didn’t help much. If it had screws instead, there would have been no problem at all.

Wishful thinking, but I hope the designer reads this post someday (in the extremely rare event that he has any English skills), and commits Seppuku ??out of embarrassment for his stupid design.

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