Glueing keypads to base?

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Glueing keypads to base?

Postby fubar » 23 Oct 2005, 14:38

I wonder what glue would be best to attach. We want sturdy attachment to minimise ribbon cable movement, but retain the option of detaching the thing again if necessary for repair.

Superglue: problems with un-glueing?
Epoxy: ditto?

What do you think?
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Postby nomaded » 23 Oct 2005, 22:33

I would suggest using Velcro, or the 3M interlocking stuff (IMO, the 3M stuff is much better than Velcro, but harder to find).

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Postby TorbenGB » 24 Oct 2005, 08:44

Great idea! Not just for safety, but also for comfort. I've always been bugged about the fact that the panels slide ever so slightly around on the base, so I've attracted a nitpicking habit of realigning the base all the time :?

For this purpose, cost should not be an issue. Velcro is certainly cheaper than the 3M stuff, but it should be well worth it. :?: If someone has a link to an online store selling it, they may want to post it here.
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Postby Rqyteqto » 24 Oct 2005, 19:42

Most any hardware store will stock velcro ribbon/tape. Long's Drugs even carries it. Might find it at larger or more extensive supermarkets. Ditto most of the big box office supply stores, Office Max, Office Depot, Staples, etc.

Online - ... up_id=1158

$32.59 for a 25 yard roll of 1" tape, ought take care of your lifetime needs. Don't worry about buying too much, you will always find stuff to use it for.

Here's a source for the 3M stuff. ... c=froogle2
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Postby TP Diffenbach » 07 Nov 2005, 14:55

When my TS's left pad came off, I reattached it to the base with rubber cement.
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Postby phill » 07 Nov 2005, 18:33

How about putting a thin even layer of rubber cement on the base and let it dry. Then the pads can sit on that and have enough traction so they don't move around. Or get some rubber tape that is very thin and put that on the base for the pads to sit on.
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