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7db1768b3d453c5eb4f6d0ad63dcf201f74a5a05 — Avery 4 months ago a81f0d8
Link to reddit post offering shims
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[In my last post]({{< ref "blog/pinephone-keyboard-initial-impressions" >}}), I wrote up my first impressions of the PinePhone keyboard. Overall I'm really happy with it, but one issue I had was that the top row of keys (escape, backspace, numbers) is a lot more difficult to press than the other keys.Once I've pressed the key enough for it to bottom out (once you feel it click, or go down past a "bump"), I still have to apply extra pressure to make it register a key press.
[In my last post]({{< ref "blog/pinephone-keyboard-initial-impressions" >}}), I wrote up my first impressions of the PinePhone keyboard. Overall I'm really happy with it, but one issue I had was that the top row of keys (escape, backspace, numbers) is a lot more difficult to press than the other keys. Once I've pressed the key enough for it to bottom out (once you feel it click, or go down past a "bump"), I still have to apply extra pressure to make it register a key press.

I was hoping this was just a defect with my unit, but now that more people are receiving the keyboard, it seems like it's a very common issue.



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For these reasons, I decided to try 3D printing a fix. Although if you don't have a 3D printer, I still recommend you try the paper method! I didn't test it very much, but it seems to work just as well as the 3D printed fix once you have it all correctly aligned and adjusted.

**Update: If you don't have a 3D printer, a community member has offered to send out some 3D printed shims to affected users, see [this post on /r/PINE64Official](https://old.reddit.com/r/PINE64official/comments/s2rmo9/sending_out_shims_for_the_pinephone_keyboard/)**

## 3D Printed Shim

Creating the 3D model was fairly simple. I measured the back of a key cap with calipers, created an initial model, then printed it and made small adjustments a few times until it fit on the key caps. When printing your own shims, you might have to make adjustments (to your slicer settings and the model) for your specific printer, material, environment, etc.

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{{ with .Get 0 }}
	<img class="emoji" src="/emoji/{{ . }}.png">
	<img class="emoji" src="/emoji/{{ . }}.png" alt="{{ . }} emoji">
{{ end }}
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