I ordered a Model 01 to replace my current keyboard (which has Cherry MX Browns). I want to love it, but these Matias keyswitches require a lot more force to press than I’m used to… to the point I started getting hand pain. As a result, sadly, I’m not able to use it yet. I think I could, if the keys had similar stiffness to my old keyboard. So I came up with a plan:
- Buy third-party springs (from e.g. this site I just found on google)
- disassemble each keyswitch
- Question: I found this video about disassembling ALPS switches – since Matias are ALPS clones, would the process be about the same?
- swap out each spring
It seems simple enough, but I’m new to this whole keyboard hacking thing so I thought I would sanity-check it with the experts. Any holes in my plan?