Hi! I have a Model 01 with a few very sticky switches that alcohol can’t fix, and at least one dead switch.
I am not comfortable enough with soldering to be willing to replace them myself, but I have recently received a Model 100 and can therefore part with the Model 01 for some time
I’m in Austria and have family in Germany. I someone near me would be willing to replace the switches for me, I’ll gladly pay shipping, material costs and an appreciation fee on top
Before doing something that drastic, did you try opening up the switches and cleaning them that way?
No, I didn’t know you could open a switch without de-soldering it! From that video it sounds like it would not be enough for my switches that don’t trigger at all, but I’ll give it a try
Do give it a try. ALPS/Matias switches are very prone to getting dirty, but also fairly easy to clean. I’m pretty sure unless you had some serious incident, just cleaning them will suffice.
@clawoflight do report how it went, so others know if it fixes their problem too; or we know to help you otherwise.
It didn’t go that well :')
One contact seemed to already have broken off when I opened the switch, and the contact on the other misbehaving switch looked too lose - and then promptly broke off when I reassembled it.
I can’t tell how much of that is due to my poor dexterity, or if the switches were just broken already.
Note that I didn’t dare to open a good switch, so I don’t really have a comparison.
Anyway, now I have 2 known-broken switches instead of a misbehaving one and a probably dead one.
Oh noooo! Sorry to hear that!
Although I do wonder how you managed to break a contact by simply opening the switch.
In any case, I hope you get it fixed soon. If no-one steps up here, I suggest you try to find a hackerspace nearby. If you’re in/near Vienna, Metalab could be a great option.