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Title: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 11:06 PM - 04/12/14
I am offering my services for free, I plan on recording and taking images of the process to make it well documented.

Only cost is shipping and sending me the 20 cherry mx reds you want...Labor cost will be $0.

Questions? Ask
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: mfn_pie on 05:29 AM - 04/14/14
I've been eying the Orbweaver for quite a while.. I could possibly order one and have it shipped to you with the reds?
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: facade on 06:28 AM - 04/14/14
These the ones that don't click?
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 07:53 AM - 04/14/14
I've been eying the Orbweaver for quite a while.. I could possibly order one and have it shipped to you with the reds?

Yes, you can have the orbweaver shipped to me then i'll ship to you (you'll pay for this expense).  The Reds you can order from me or from somewhere else and have shipped to me.  Feel free to PM me for information.

These the ones that don't click?

Yeah, reds are the official "gaming" mechanical key.  They require the least amount of for for actuation which makes your response time much much faster.

This video has the best for purely noise:
https://www.youtube.com/v/lFkl1Vet1eU
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: roads on 08:47 AM - 04/14/14
Dont trust him he says he has no cherries. CHECK HIS SIG !!!!!!!
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 10:47 AM - 04/14/14
Dont trust him he says he has no cherries. CHECK HIS SIG !!!!!!!

lol!  Yeah I have 226 Cherry Reds! Harvested like a boss.

I really just want to do the mod more to see if it is faster to only remove the LEDs or to remove the whole key.

The Orbweaver has 4 poles per switch plus 2 per LED...so 6 * 20 = 120 DeSolder joints...or just 40 if I only do the LEDs...But honestly I don't like that cheap solder plastic they used...and opening the red (to get the spring and switch) and the blue to remove the internals i think might take longer than using my desolder gun....

I'll film both methods....and take more pictures.

I think it's cool that this site gets hit by google searches for "Best console headphones" and all your tutorials! :)
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: glenn37216 on 01:42 PM - 04/14/14
Hmm .. services are allowed to be sold/advertised here but not xim's ? not trying to troll the thread but I find that a little bit hypocritical.

  :o
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: toqy on 02:26 PM - 04/14/14
He's not charging anyone? I gave away a free xim edge with no thread lock so there's a precedent for free
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 06:17 PM - 04/14/14
Hmm .. services are allowed to be sold/advertised here but not xim's ? not trying to troll the thread but I find that a little bit hypocritical.

  :o

Hey glenn, I don't disagree perhaps this is a thin line.

I'm not charging for my services but you are right this is technically an advertisement.  Although, it's a hard line to set...how do you let people post tutorials (obvious they do the work) and not call that an advertisement?

In any case, if any mod thinks this is over the line feel free to delete this topic.  I've had two people contact me, i'm just waiting for them to confirm shipment and then this deal is done anyways.

Have a good one!
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: Od1n on 03:21 AM - 04/15/14
Should be fine, great offer abc :)
Be fast guys!
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: mfn_pie on 03:32 AM - 04/15/14
Order placed, just waiting on shipping confirmation!
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 07:48 AM - 04/15/14
Claimed by:
mfn_pie (http://xim4.com/community/index.php?action=profile;u=27317)
ATLRoach (http://xim4.com/community/index.php?action=profile;u=20208)
gunit2004 (http://xim4.com/community/index.php?action=profile;u=26287)

People still eligible:
facade

I'll be posting images and a tutorial on how to do this mod!
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ak-xs on 02:53 AM - 04/16/14
well so there is a valid good reason for living in or near the states.. i mean services for cheap is a cool thing but free is jut a whole other level..

great move abc!
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ATLRoach on 10:41 AM - 04/16/14
I was going to do this mod anyway but ABC offered it up for free so I bought some switches and he will have it in his hands today.  Thanks again ABC 123!

Now all my PC TF friends won't have to complain about my loud space bar when double jumping.***Cough Rook and Colb***
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 11:25 AM - 04/16/14
I was going to do this mod anyway but ABC offered it up for free so I bought some switches and he will have it in his hands today.  Thanks again ABC 123!

Now all my PC TF friends won't have to complain about my loud space bar when double jumping.***Cough Rook and Colb***

You have the dampeners, right? I remember reading you had spares...otherwise I have some and can put them on too...just asking because tuff with reds sounds like someone with a sledgehammer.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ATLRoach on 12:02 PM - 04/16/14
Yeah I have about 200 more. ;D

I have a Ducky KB w/ Cherry Reds that is super loud space bar even w/ a dampeners.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 12:15 PM - 04/16/14
Yeah I have about 200 more. ;D

I have a Ducky KB w/ Cherry Reds that is super loud space bar even w/ a dampeners.

lol, good just making sure! :)
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 08:59 PM - 04/16/14
ATLRoach Mod complete:
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/DrDonkeyKong/Cherry+MX+Red/ATLRoach/Orbweaver+-+Cherry+Red/DSC_2862.JPG)
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/DrDonkeyKong/Cherry+MX+Red/ATLRoach/Orbweaver+-+Cherry+Red/DSC_2863.JPG)
(https://s3.amazonaws.com/DrDonkeyKong/Cherry+MX+Red/ATLRoach/Orbweaver+-+Cherry+Red/DSC_2870.JPG)

more images and movies made but those are for another thread
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: roads on 12:57 AM - 04/17/14
Very nice and clean work. That desoldering iron seems to be a dream.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 08:54 AM - 04/17/14
Very nice and clean work. That desoldering iron seems to be a dream.

it is, however there is something wrong with the solder they used on the top right of the LED.  The Cathode on the LED is the only hard joint now, it doesn't become molten...instead I had to use my soldering iron at 750 and then used the desoldering iron to suck out the solder. :)  I can raise the temp of the desoldering iron but it wasn't worth it.

I have at least 1 more orbweaver coming so i'll be posting the "quickest" way to do this mod, should be mainly what you showed with maybe 1-2 "tricks"
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: facade on 11:54 AM - 04/17/14
You are doing this for multiple? I figured you were only doing one so didn't offer mine since the other guy did first.

I may be interested in this if you are doing this for a couple Orbweavers.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 12:18 PM - 04/17/14

You are doing this for multiple? I figured you were only doing one so didn't offer mine since the other guy did first.

I may be interested in this if you are doing this for a couple Orbweavers.

I didn't close the deal until I had a verified tracking number! ;) only 1 would be allowed per person. 

Because of the time delay anyone expressing interest is still marked as eligible to get 1 free service for this mod!

So you can still claim this until monday! Claim just means tracking number or order being shipped to me. 

Everyone else on the list has already given me a tracking number except gunit! :) he's still on the fence.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: facade on 12:23 PM - 04/17/14
Where am I sending these to?
And can I "buy" 20 of yours or have 20 sent to you from another site?
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 05:28 PM - 04/17/14
Where am I sending these to?
And can I "buy" 20 of yours or have 20 sent to you from another site?

PM for details on mail address, you can mail them to me or buy them from me :) either or...this isn't a scam so it was open just free mod service.

PM for any details please :)
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 03:05 AM - 04/20/14
mfn_pie:
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/20/y8egezav.jpg)
(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/04/20/bebu8ahe.jpg)

Same issue with the cathode on the led...

I've figured out the easiest way to remove this now...

Also the little piece on the left that is part of the enclosure has a trick to it :) that'll be part of my write up too.

1-2 more coming so I'll get the final pictures and videos
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: mfn_pie on 03:46 AM - 04/20/14
The coolest thing that has ever happened to me on the internet! Thanks so much Abc123.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: nobodyfamous on 09:55 AM - 04/20/14
Where am I sending these to?
And can I "buy" 20 of yours or have 20 sent to you from another site?

PM for details on mail address, you can mail them to me or buy them from me :) either or...this isn't a scam so it was open just free mod service.

PM for any details please :)

trade ya astro a40 mixamp for one of those :D
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 11:42 AM - 04/20/14
The coolest thing that has ever happened to me on the internet! Thanks so much Abc123.

:) happy to do it, spread the orbweaver mod love out there!

trade ya astro a40 mixamp for one of those :D

for 2013? for the 20 cherry reds, mod service, and mail back? DONE!

lol, i've been eyeing the new mixamp still....
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: nobodyfamous on 03:13 PM - 04/20/14
i gotta send you a orbweaver tho right lol
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 03:24 PM - 04/20/14
i gotta send you a orbweaver tho right lol

lol yeah those things are expensive :) $120 MSRP onsale i think i paid $90! :)

A40 MixAMP 2013 = $130 Retail
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: nobodyfamous on 04:05 PM - 04/20/14
thats what it thought the trade would be mixamp... for a red switch orbweaver
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 04:20 PM - 04/20/14

thats what it thought the trade would be mixamp... for a red switch orbweaver

Nah, I'll just order a mixamp.  ;) thanks though!
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: roads on 11:39 PM - 04/20/14
Dont the Mixamp is crap, tried the 2013 version and it went back so fast after connecting and listening, it barelly touched the table. The sound quality is utter crap.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: mist4fun on 12:08 AM - 04/21/14
What do you use now?
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: roads on 12:23 AM - 04/21/14
DSS2 just making cable to Y the mic to the controller adapter.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: mfn_pie on 01:26 AM - 04/21/14
Dont the Mixamp is crap, tried the 2013 version and it went back so fast after connecting and listening, it barelly touched the table. The sound quality is utter crap.

Say it ain't so Sam.. got one on the way...  ???
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: roads on 01:38 AM - 04/21/14
Send it back, much too expensive for the audio quality. The only thing it can do is mix and thatís why its hyped.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: xSundown on 03:32 AM - 04/21/14
DSS2 just making cable to Y the mic to the controller adapter.

Please, tell us more about that DSS2. I myself use an AVR for my headphones to plug into. Best SQ I can get for my preferences. I have the mixamp pro as well and noticed the very terrible audio quality too. I can't even stand it, nor the A40 headphones themselves plugged into the receiver.

Does the DSS2 sound as good as, say your cellphone? I ask because my Galaxy S3 has a good quality output jack and would be more typical of a comparison, even though all phones are different in SQ lol. I'm thinking about buying the DSS2. LMK, thanks.

Also, if using the DSS2. How will I be able to get game audio over hdmi to my capture card, while still listening to voice chat, and game audio through the DSS2 as well. Is this possible?
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: roads on 10:47 AM - 04/21/14
Yeah the DSS has decent audio quality like my Iphone 5, yes. Problem is I just found the best way to mute chat audio, you just plug a 4pin 3.5mm plug in the Controller adapter. So thy Y cable needs the chat from the controller to the DSS aux in. The whole thing sucks compared to the PS4.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: xSundown on 12:08 PM - 04/21/14
I need an alternative to use voice chat instead of the horrible mixamp. Can't stand the sound quality coming out of it. I may pick this up for $8.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: roads on 01:23 PM - 04/21/14
Friend bought the M$ headset and he says its loud, he had to tune it down. Seems the best way. Other headsets are not loud enough on the controller adapter.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: nobodyfamous on 02:42 PM - 04/21/14

thats what it thought the trade would be mixamp... for a red switch orbweaver

Nah, I'll just order a mixamp.  ;) thanks though!

i was kidding about you buying the orbweaver abc, lol
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 10:03 PM - 04/21/14
Friend bought the M$ headset and he says its loud, he had to tune it down. Seems the best way. Other headsets are not loud enough on the controller adapter.

um mine is running fine (MixAMP 2010..) loud as ever...

i was kidding about you buying the orbweaver abc, lol

stop kidding and start trading!
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: roads on 10:40 PM - 04/21/14
No I mean without amp.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: Phantom Machine on 11:03 PM - 04/21/14
My PC360's will blow out my eardrums if I turn the chat adapter all the way up. It's more than loud enough. Just sayin.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: roads on 11:07 PM - 04/21/14
Thatís interesting the PS4 gold headset is not loud enough on the adapter.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 08:49 AM - 04/22/14
Thatís interesting the PS4 gold headset is not loud enough on the adapter.

Sony hates m$
m$ hates sony...

it's a love hate thing without the love
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ATLRoach on 05:57 PM - 04/22/14
Played a little TF last night. Thanks again for the mod.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/ATLRoach/20140422_195058.jpg)
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 06:26 PM - 04/22/14
Played a little TF last night. Thanks again for the mod.

IT'S ALIVE!!! :) you're welcome! I love the orbweaver, hope you enjoy it as well!
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: gunit2004 on 07:33 PM - 04/22/14
Played a little TF last night. Thanks again for the mod.

(http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y102/ATLRoach/20140422_195058.jpg)

How do the reds feel? Did you switch from blues or browns?
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ATLRoach on 08:03 PM - 04/22/14
Played a little TF last night. Thanks again for the mod.

IT'S ALIVE!!! :) you're welcome! I love the orbweaver, hope you enjoy it as well!

Yes I am enjoying it already as I had a Nostromo and a G13 prior. The modded Orbweaver is VASTLY better. Added Blue dampeners but they don't seem to have the same effect as on a keyboard due to the varying height of the keys.

How do the reds feel? Did you switch from blues or browns?

This was a brand new MX blue key Orbweaver right out of the box that was modded.

Reds are my preference mech key as I have played on MX Blacks, Browns and Blues as well as a reproduction IBM M buckling spring keyboard. The Ducky in the upper left part of the pic is also MX Reds w/ blue 0.4mm WASD dampeners.

Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 11:35 AM - 04/23/14
Yes I am enjoying it already as I had a Nostromo and a G13 prior. The modded Orbweaver is VASTLY better. Added Blue dampeners but they don't seem to have the same effect as on a keyboard due to the varying height of the keys.

glad to hear it, yeah you likely don't bottom out the keys since you are used to reds! :) tuff was doing it hard on them reds...it was so loud in his stream.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: tuffrabit on 11:40 AM - 04/23/14
Haha yes.  You should hear me slaughter these browns at work.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 11:47 AM - 04/23/14
Haha yes.  You should hear me slaughter these browns at work.

lol, god that would be annoying... :)
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: mfn_pie on 11:09 PM - 04/25/14
Got the Orbweaver today. Haven't really had a chance to play around with it too much yet, but will put it through it's paces tomorrow for sure. These red switches feel incredible next to the blues on my main keyboard. Thank you so much ABC123.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 08:34 AM - 04/28/14
Got the Orbweaver today. Haven't really had a chance to play around with it too much yet, but will put it through it's paces tomorrow for sure. These red switches feel incredible next to the blues on my main keyboard. Thank you so much ABC123.

Awesome! Post some feedback and pics!

Glad it made it to you in Guam i was worried!
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ak-xs on 05:26 PM - 04/28/14
W11cEmeister will have tough competition to win the 2014's XIMer of the year award with abc's "cheap" tactics like this..

on another note, if something is free, can we still say it's cheap? Philosoraptor must know..
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: tuffrabit on 05:42 PM - 04/28/14
Just wait till you see what I have in store for this next orb mod I'm doing.  My crazy brain has been at work.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ak-xs on 05:46 PM - 04/28/14
Just wait till you see what I have in store for this next orb mod I'm doing.  My crazy brain has been at work.



don do dis tuff come on...  tell me. tell me what it is now. FU man i hate open ending movies because it fries my curious brain. now i need to now, it's torture.. and btw, you are not forgotten tuff, you always run in that competition as well, just like roads.. mist is the only one that can't enter because he's basically part of the XIM team and thus can't qualify
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: tuffrabit on 06:19 PM - 04/28/14
Hah dude.  It's really not that big of a deal.  I MAY have come up with a way to fit a full sized joystick and keep the dpad.  It involves a fair amount of cutting though, so not without risk.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ak-xs on 06:43 PM - 04/28/14
oh i know what you are talking about! you had spoken of it before but is till can't wait to see the results ^^

have you seen W11cE's touch sensors for his mouse buttons? i think i can adapt the idea to create a ninja dpad and a custom button layout.

imagine the 15 button on the n52te showing scores ingame by touch, and going to the console Home menu with press. arduino is such a magical device for tinkering.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: toqy on 06:54 PM - 04/28/14
might as well just use a two stage button, touch is always worse than a physical switch in this kind of thing I feel
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ak-xs on 07:27 PM - 04/28/14
might as well just use a two stage button, touch is always worse than a physical switch in this kind of thing I feel

sure but that would implicate buying such a button while this is easy to do and has no height issues. plus since the plan is for the dpad, the rest is just extra perks (was just an example as i have my button 15 vanilla without cherry red switch)..
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 07:18 AM - 04/29/14
I saw w11ce's mouse buttons it's good stuff, i think a joystick and d-pad is the ultimate on these for driving in FPS plus having a d-pad for normal movement while on foot.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: Shaleen on 03:04 AM - 05/08/14
Hey guys , I am completely new here tho I have been reading the forum for a while. I finally decided to sign up since so many useful information and great guys with some serious knowledge :-)

I bought few weeks ago the Orbweaver and I would love to have my keys moded with reds. If you still offering your generous service please let me know how much would it cost me , where to send the money and device itself.

Thank you in advance.

Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: mfn_pie on 06:34 AM - 05/08/14
I've been playing with this for a while now, so here goes a review.

It is awesome. It is super responsive, quiet (if you wear headphones.. I made a comment to my wife about how quiet it is and she told me she could hear me bottoming out from across the room so the dampers may be in order soon). I'm typing this with a keyboard that has the blues and the dog is howling.

First time for me using the Orbweaver. For me, I don't think the directional thumbswitch would ever work for movement, because the space key and the stick are so close together. That is my only complaint with this.

Has it improved my gaming? No. Not in the sense of something quantifiable as K/D or anything.  In the sense of pure enjoyment though, it has. For me, it seems almost telepathic. I think, it does. That connection, basically in synch with thought is what has made my gaming enjoyable since the Edge came out. My mouse was dialed in a long time ago but the other aspect wasn't in synch.

Thank you so much abc123 for the mod.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ak-xs on 06:57 AM - 05/08/14
mfn_pie you really need the teensy joystick mod, it will blow your mind. if you already have it then don't mind me  ;D
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: Shaleen on 07:33 AM - 05/08/14
What`s teensy joystick mode?
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: ak-xs on 07:40 AM - 05/08/14
What`s teensy joystick mode?

you can replace the orbweaver's dpad with an analog stick. the teensy is what controls it, think of it like a micro computer. there are a couple of threads in the tutorial sections on how to do it.

it's perfect in my opinion to control the movement with the thumb (on the joystick) leaving 4 free fingers on the keys. and it works much like what he was describing on telegraph, in that you think and things happen instantly because of how intuitive it is. i always shout about it being the most comfortable, fun and efficient experience for gaming on a XIM.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 10:19 AM - 05/08/14
I bought few weeks ago the Orbweaver and I would love to have my keys moded with reds. If you still offering your generous service please let me know how much would it cost me , where to send the money and device itself.

Thank you in advance.

Feel free to contact me or tuffrabit we both do this mod: using the Private Message feature.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: am0b on 10:45 PM - 05/11/14
Is anyone based in the UK that does this mod? Shipping to the states is too much $$$$
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 11:17 AM - 05/13/14
Is anyone based in the UK that does this mod? Shipping to the states is too much $$$$

I'll be posting more pictures on how to mod works and easier methods to do it, if you buy a 25W soldering iron and a solder "sucker" this mod is accomplishable in about 4 hours.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: am0b on 04:46 AM - 05/14/14
I'll be posting more pictures on how to mod works and easier methods to do it, if you buy a 25W soldering iron and a solder "sucker" this mod is accomplishable in about 4 hours.

Sounds good, I just need a solder "sucker" can you recommend any from amazon.co.uk?
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 11:57 AM - 05/14/14
I'll be posting more pictures on how to mod works and easier methods to do it, if you buy a 25W soldering iron and a solder "sucker" this mod is accomplishable in about 4 hours.

Sounds good, I just need a solder "sucker" can you recommend any from amazon.co.uk?

budget?

There are 3 types of desoldering tools..I recommend the solder sucker (make sure you buy a 25W or 45W)

Desolder braid/wick
http://www.amazon.co.uk/3-5mm-Desoldering-Braid-Solder-Remover/dp/B00IXER83C/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1400089828&sr=8-3&keywords=desolder+braid

Desolder Vacuum
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vacuum-Desolder-Solder-Remover-Desoldering/dp/B00I8KX646/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1400089828&sr=8-4&keywords=desolder+braid

Solder Sucker
http://www.amazon.co.uk/ELECTRIC-DESOLDER-SOLDER-REMOVER-SUCKER/dp/B008M6CPJI/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1400090136&sr=8-8&keywords=solder+sucker

Desolder Gun/tool - no link


Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: tuffrabit on 12:10 PM - 05/14/14
Get a 45W one.  Whatever crazy industrial solder those Chinese use need a HOT iron to flow everything properly.

I have both a 25W and a 45W.  The 25W hardly does anything, 45W works great.  Give it time to get hot though.
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: abc123 on 08:07 AM - 05/15/14
Get a 45W one.  Whatever crazy industrial solder those Chinese use need a HOT iron to flow everything properly.

I have both a 25W and a 45W.  The 25W hardly does anything, 45W works great.  Give it time to get hot though.

i can desolder it with 687 degrees which should be 25W but yeah i hear you a 45W would make this a lot easier, if the temp controlled version is close in price just buy that.  a 45W iron is dangerous because too much time with it touching the pad/PCB and you might damage it beyond repair.  it also will damage components like the LED if you hold it on there for too long.  So just be careful, i'm sure you'll be fine
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: Arqos on 05:05 PM - 08/17/14
Hey Abc.. Are you still offering your services for the Orbweaver mod? i just got one and think i want to go with Cherry MX Red instead of the Blues that are in there..
Title: Re: Free orbweaver cherry red mod - keys
Post by: tuffrabit on 07:38 PM - 08/17/14
I think he still does it, not for free though and no analog mod.