VT52 keyboard question

Paul Koning paulkoning at comcast.net
Mon Mar 13 19:35:36 CDT 2017

> On 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.

Sure.  It might be cleanable.  VT52 keys are crossed wedges, gold plated, with the key pluger in between which moves out of the way when you push the key.  They were incredibly reliable.

> 1. Do you simply pull the keyboard button off the switch or is there a
> trick involved?

As I recall, they come right off, just pull up.


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