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Atari 800XL keyboard type 4 springs

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Hi,

I've lost one of the keyboard springs from a type 4 keyboard (heavy metal plate).

Have anyone a spare spring or have a source where these springs can be ordered?

Thanks.

 

Bye

Markus

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Ah, i´ve found the springs for the Atari XE (65XE, 800XE, 130XE) on ebay - these doesn´t fit.

But thanks.

 

Bye

Markus

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I recently fixed a spring, that sprung up to never be found again, by using the spring of an old ballpoint pen. Little cutting, little bending, and it works like a charm :)

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After opening all my ballpoint pens 😀 They all have a diameter of 4-5mm and are therefore too thick. They don't fit into the holes. I ordered some in China, with the dimensions, but they won't arrive until December!

I´ve took another photo from the keyboard with the spring holes.

Federn2.thumb.jpg.9aef7bb241300fb6a033ff280cfbfd2b.jpg

 

Bye

Markus

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On 8/22/2021 at 8:05 PM, Lord Luxor said:

After opening all my ballpoint pens 😀

Haha, I did the same to see if they were any smaller. Luckily one did fit the ALPS keyboard Cherry switches. The one I eventually used came from a Parker pen I hadn't used for twenty years, so it was sacrificed. It even had a taper at the bottom, but needed some cutting and bending.

 

On 8/22/2021 at 8:05 PM, Lord Luxor said:

I ordered some in China, with the dimensions, but they won't arrive until December!

Wow, that's quite a waiting time. Sometimes they increase the ETA to avoid problems with delayed delivery. Hopefully you get them a lot sooner.

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On 8/22/2021 at 8:05 PM, Lord Luxor said:

After opening all my ballpoint pens 😀 They all have a diameter of 4-5mm and are therefore too thick. They don't fit into the holes. I ordered some in China, with the dimensions, but they won't arrive until December!

I´ve took another photo from the keyboard with the spring holes.

Federn2.thumb.jpg.9aef7bb241300fb6a033ff280cfbfd2b.jpg

 

Bye

Markus

I've found 3 springs, I can send them to you.  PM me your address, I'll put them in an envelope and mail it out.

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