{HELP} Razer Blackwidow Chroma replacing green switches

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by SHIFUtheIDIOT, Jun 2, 2018.

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Should I replace it myself?

  1. Yes, it easy. Do it!

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  2. No, it sucks, you will mess up your keyboard. Don't do it!

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  1. SHIFUtheIDIOT

    SHIFUtheIDIOT New Member

    Hi:smile_:

    I have purchased my Razer Blackwidow Chroma form a friend of mine way under the price it goes, because of it's issue with the switch under the 'd' key (It's not working sometimes, or gets two clicks instead of one:mad_:). It's clearly a problem with the switch, it would be totally fine if i could just replace it with scroll lock or some other key which i don't use very often, but in the only video I found about replacing green switches the guy uses special tools (and he failed at the end). So if anyone of you could tell me what is the easiest way of replacing that switch, please leave a comment on this thread. Thanks :wink_:

    Shifu:cool_:
     
  2. Vegetarian1234

    Vegetarian1234 New Member

    it isn´t good to replace the switches. that can harm the switch, and the switches around them. ask the razer support. it can help you getting a solution
     
  3. Jayorito

    Jayorito Well-Known Member

    I would recommend you just contact support and rma it because you are going to void your warranty and have a risk of breaking the keyboard
     
  4. 0V3R_K1LL

    0V3R_K1LL Well-Known Member

    You can try to remove the mainboard, de-solder the switch for the d key and the key you want to replace it with. Then try to re-solder the changed mechanical switch to the mainboard. If you are new to soldering dont try this, since you will most likely destroy the solder job and the contact wouldnt work. If you have soldered before just keep in mind to test the soldering connections before you re-assemble the keyboard. A DMM with path testing would be able to confirm this.

    In the end if you have warranty dont do this, if you dont have warranty then go for it, but do keep in mind there is a potential risk of destroying your entire board, not just the 2 keys you want to inter-change.
     
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