How To Quiet Down A Mechanical Keyboard!

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    How To Quiet Down A Mechanical Keyboard!

    Recently purchased a Mechanical Keyboard (StealSeries) for my sons PC gaming and omg what a loud noise that keyboard makes, so looking around for options I noticed this video on YouTube when they use small O-rings as buffers to stop the top of the keyboard button clattering with the keyboads switch stalk (best name I could think of).

    As long as the button has a centre spindle then the O ring can be placed over spindle and stops keyboard battering keyboard base mount which is where most of the noise is generated.

    All keys have to be removed and you need around 110 o-rings with a keyboard button puller, seems to work well but does make the keyboard button feel odd when button makes full travel and compresses the o-ring. if you are quick enough, this seems also to make button return slightly quicker to original position 

     

     

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    #9706
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    We did notice after some testing that harder O-rings are noisier than softer O-rings and does feel slightly less bouncy when button is fully depressed ?

    Not a perfect solution, but noise is greatly reduced when gaming and more so when homework is being done etc.

    Ebay is a great place to find your O-rings, costs around £2 for 120 O-rings

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

    #9711
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    Maybe it would better to use some sort of felt rings, no noise an less compression, just as an consideration.

    #9713
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    All good ideas, O-ring seems to be working well for the moment and will try felt rings at some point

    In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom (J.G.Ballard).

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