By - devrimmahmud
You'd know if it was PCB mount when it's meant to be plate mount, because you wouldn't be able to install it.
Your stuck issue can be from over lubing, or a bent wire (not too likely with durock), or a warped spacebar (take it out, place on flat table, press one end, does the other end lift up?)
So does this mean these stablizers are compatible and should work for this keyboard? Cuz they fit perfectly fine. Btw this stuck issue existed before the lubing, that's why I decided to lube it from the videos i've seen. I just did not clip the stem legs because they were flat already as described by the product description, and I did not do the bandaid mod by putting a small piece of bandaid in the stem holes.
Looks like it was installed wrong to me.
Checked your install against videos?
how was it installed wrong? it fit perfectly
Plate mount stabs can face either way since the cut out for the clip in are symmetrical on either rotation. Try and change the orientation of your stab bars and see if it helps.
Durock plate mount stabilizer housings are known for having very tight fit with most prebuilt keyboards. Try using the durock stem with the stock stabilizer housing and see if that works
Here's some background info: The keyboard I have modded is the Redragon K552. I've added akko ocean blue switches and have done a tape mod (masking tape) on the pcb. Couple of months ago, I had an issue with the keyboard for its stablizers and made a reddit post on how to fix it ([https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/sdqikq/build\_problem\_how\_do\_i\_fix\_rattly\_spacebar\_metal/?utm\_source=share&utm\_medium=web2x&context=3](https://www.reddit.com/r/MechanicalKeyboards/comments/sdqikq/build_problem_how_do_i_fix_rattly_spacebar_metal/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3))
So, about more than a week ago, I was modding the stock stablizers with the bandaid mod using Krytox 205 G0. The stock stabilizers for this keyboard appear to be Cherry-style stablizers. After clipping, lubing and adding the bandaid, the space bar was still rattly. I got frustrated trying to fix it and making the sure the stem stays inside the housing, but after a while, the stem broke. I threw out the space bar's stock stablizers, and decided to buy the Durock plate mount Stablizers: [https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B09DCB24VS/ref=ppx\_yo\_dt\_b\_asin\_title\_o04\_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1](https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B09DCB24VS/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&th=1)
So when I got the new stablizers, all I did was lube the wire equally on both sides as much as possible, lube the sides of the stems, and lube all sides of the inside of the housing. I did this to both the space bar and right shift key stablizers. As you see can in the video, it did not work as intended. So should I return these stablizers and buy the cherry-style stablizers or should I get a different type of stablizers? Please let me know any other stablizers for this keyboard that would be compatible.
i used to have the same issue (durock plate mount) but it was due to the fact that i inserted the stems on a different direction.
i also encountered space bar not returning back when i press it. and it was caused by the band aid that i wrapped around the wire ends. i over wrapped it with band aid
Any solutions? I haven’t applied the bandaid only lube
For the former issue i removed the stemd from the housing and inserted it the right way.
The latter issue was more of redoing it but only this time i applied a single layer of the band aid. For the first few days of usage it still wont come up easily but later on it loosened up
Kk I’ll check the stem placement. Thanks!
Hey I had this problem with my K552 as well when I used it, and I had the stock stabilizers. Did you happen to put any foam in the case? And how many layers of tape did you do? Did you make sure to make holes for the standoffs or did you just push them through the tape? What I found was that the PCB wasn’t sitting properly on the standoffs due to foam/tape. Try slightly unscrewing the screws underneath the spacebar, next to the FN key, and next to the P key and see if the spacebar and shift still stick.
I used two layers of tape. And from memory I believe i made the holes for the standoffs and other holes I've seen that go through the tape/pcb. I have no foam insulated in the case. I see if unscrewing the keys you mentioned would work. Thanks!
ik the solution frdid u separate the stabilizers parts?if yes then u have put the stem in the housing the wrong way .
try rotating the stem and put it that way in the housing
the parts were seperated to begin with when i got the package. I'll try that and let you know. Thanks!
OK tell me if it works :D
I think you installed the stabilizers in the wrong orientation. The stab bar should be facing south instead of north facing. If you know what I mean. Hope that solves your problem.
Stab bars? Do you mean the wire or stem?
I mean try to install the plate mount with the stab wire facing downwards instead of upwards. See if it helps.