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Keyboard for the day. My Unicomp Spacesaver M's V key started dying and my spring surgery made it worse 😖
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Unicomp keyboard update: I sacrificed yet another spring from the 10-key pad that I never use and slipped it into the V key's mechanism. Seems to be working fine again. I'm gonna run out of these things someday, though 😅

I'm kind of astonished that I'm having so much trouble with this keyboard—this is the third spring swap I've done, second successful one. The other Unicomps I had before I bought this one four years ago seemed much more reliable. 😒

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@zigg Wonder if they cheaped out on the newer switches.

Is it still under some form of warranty? Might be a bad batch as well.

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@craigmaloney Nah, their warranty is only a year long. It was fine in the first year.

@zigg @craigmaloney Ugh, that sucks. Might still want to contact them and let them know that you're having a lot of problems with this particular keyboard. At least the onus is on them to see if they want to make it right.

@craigmaloney I opened a ticket. I am not super hopeful though.

As an aside, I am a little ticked off at them for putting beige keycaps on the black one I ordered back in 2013—they finally moved over to the white/gray caps which look so much better shortly after fulfilling my order 😄