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Ping sound comming from new mechanical keyboard

Mar 22, 2017 3:20PM PDT

Hello, so I got this new keyboard (K95 Platinum) with MX-Brown switches and I noticed that when I press the keys there's an audible ''ping'' sound. Is there a way to fix it ? Is it a defect ? I'm not sure but the keyboard works perfectly well (for now) but this ping sound is driving me crazy..

Thanks in advance,
GreaK.

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I googled it. Did you? It's a curse.
Mar 22, 2017 3:31PM PDT
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I did
Mar 22, 2017 3:37PM PDT

I did google it but, I still wasn't sure if it was a defect or just a problem with the metallic backplate the keyboard uses or the springs ? The '$' has the loudest ping although the other keys have a slight sound but it's less audible. In other words, should I bring it back and get a replacement or is there no way to get rid of it and I'll need to get used to it ? Thanks for quick reply by the way !

GreaK.

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There are a few priors here.
Mar 22, 2017 3:42PM PDT
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So it's normal I guess ?
Mar 22, 2017 3:49PM PDT

So yeah, it seems to be a very common issue with mechanical keyboards. I should then keep it and get used to sound I guess because if I open up the keyboard, I'm voiding my warranty.. and if I open it up, I'd probably break something on the PCB.. x)

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According to the web, yes.
Mar 22, 2017 3:55PM PDT

This is why I go to the shops and stores on items like this.

I have an edge on some since I also go to trade shows when I can.

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rubber ring washers
Mar 22, 2017 3:55PM PDT
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I love the clicky sound as well !
Mar 22, 2017 4:00PM PDT

I love the clicky sound it makes, but some keys make that ringing, echo,ping sound, it's a turn off... but I've put some kind of rubber mat under my keyboard and some keys got quieter but the middle-right side is still the same. I guess we can never win completely.. there will always be a small detail Grin

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It'll probably quit when....
Mar 22, 2017 4:10PM PDT

...enough crumbs and other dirt collects in it. Wink

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Some people say it goes away with time..
Mar 22, 2017 4:12PM PDT

Yeah and some people say it goes away with time.. I hope it will then Grin ; I've seen people adding lube on the actual switch, would that help ? I don't really know what causes the ping though, is it the springs or the switch.. no idea.

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I wouldn't lube it.
Mar 22, 2017 4:15PM PDT

That just collects dust in the worst place.

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Alright
Mar 22, 2017 4:33PM PDT

I won't then. Thanks for the information.

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