Model M Keyboard problem
jules.richardson99 at gmail.com
Mon Jun 14 09:49:44 CDT 2010
Chuck Guzis wrote:
> But foreign matter is usually the problem. Today I ate an oatmeal
> cookie over my model M and the return key stuck. Turning the
> keyboard upside down and giving it a couple raps on the desktop
> dropped the crud out.
It's bad design on IBM's part that they didn't come with foreign matter drain
holes at either end of the case :-)
My M is due another clean, I think - it's started to take on that "mottled
dark gray" appearance.
> If you really need to open it up, a 7/32" thinshell nutdriver or
> socket--most are too thick to completely fit down the recess. Snap-
> on, Sears and K-D carry them.
That's useful; I don't have any and had wondered where to get them. I'd
briefly wondered about buying a cheap 'regular' set and grinding them down as
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