Question Can you replace the switch on a mechanical keyboard?

Wonderclam

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I just bought a Patriot Viper V770 mechanical gaming keyboard for $120 and I love it. The only issue is that I rest my hand on the WASD buttons a little bit and I keep pressing A by mistake. I didn’t have this issue with my previous keyboards. The buttons on this one are easier to push. It uses “Kailh Red Switches.” I want to replace the A switch with something that requires a little bit more pressure to push. I understand that the colors indicate the amount of pressure it takes to push the button.

Anyone have knowledge on this subject? Can I replace this switch?s It’s got an RGB LED light on it and I want to replace it with something similar, but requires a tad bit more pressure to be able to push.

 

DSzymborski

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Depends. Do you have a lot of experience soldering? Also, there may be glue on top of the soldering points as well - a lot of keyboard manufacturers will do this to keep any sharp points from cutting any cable running through.
 

Wonderclam

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Looks like I'll need the black kailh switch, which takes 60g of force to push, instead of the 50g which is what the red switches are rated for.
 

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