VT52 keyboard question

william degnan billdegnan at gmail.com
Mon Mar 13 16:12:43 CDT 2017

On Mon, Mar 13, 2017 at 4:45 PM, Marc Howard via cctech <
cctech at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> Hi,
> The "2" key on my VT52 is very hard to use.  You've gotta pound it and you
> might get 2 "2"s for your trouble.
> I assume that the keyboard switch is made of unobtanium (If you know of a
> substitute chime in) so I'm thinking of swapping it for the "COPY" key
> which I guess is useless unless you have the built-in thermal printer.
> 1. Do you simply pull the keyboard button off the switch or is there a
> trick involved?
> 2. Any other gotcha's?
> Thanks,
> Marc

Have you tried cleaning, etc?  I assume so but I'd be curious if there is a
specific restoration process for the VT50/52.  I have not investigated this
myself, but eventually I will need to probably.


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