Option8 Posts Apple IIe Keyboard Repair How-To


Chalres Mangin of Option8 and Retroconnector fame has posted a YouTube video outlining the steps for repairing an Apple //e keyboard. In the video he covers basic level keyboard switch replacement as well as a method for replacing the power-on bulb with a modern LED.

Some of the points of his video include using a solder sucker over copper mesh, the need for care in not over heating the solder during removal and adding a bit of solder to the point before de-soldering the contacts.  According to the video, Charles plans on including key switch disassembly in a future video.

The video has a running time of 16:45, is well worth the time and gives the viewer a great place to start in Apple //e Keyboard Repair procedures.

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A.P.P.L.E. Chairman of the Board and Club president -- Bill worked for the founder, Val J. Golding and A.P.P.L.E. from 1981 to 1982. In 1999, he began archiving the materials which were distributed and sold by A.P.P.L.E.. That project led to the group that remained of A.P.P.L.E. Bill was involved in the financial industry in Tokyo and has over 20 major office infrastructure projects to his name. In March 2001, he retired to write books and to spend more time pursuing personal interests. As the president of the users group, Bill is in charge of distribution of Call-A.P.P.L.E. magazine as well as the organization of this web site. Bill currently resides in Tokyo, Japan and Shelton, Wa splitting time between the places.