ED#89 : My Saitek Eclipse Goes Kamikaze!

Discussion in 'Reviews & Articles' started by Dashken, May 12, 2008.

  1. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    It was just another day when I left my PC running overnight to download files while I hit the AC (air-conditioner) and went to bed. However, when I took a look at the PC the next morning, I realized that a few keys on my Saitek Eclipse keyboard were not functioning. How odd!

    I had never dismantled a keyboard before. Nevertheless, I went ahead and took it apart. No beatles were found stuck under the keys and the silicone layer looked fine. Gently peeling off the silicone layer revealed the "sensor" layer. Everything looked fine at first sight, but when I took a closer look...

    Here's a quote from the editorial :-

    Link : ED#89 : My Saitek Eclipse Goes Kamikaze!
  2. lee_what2004

    lee_what2004 Just Started

    that's too wasted :doh:
  3. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    Is this keyboard backlitted?
  4. belikethat

    belikethat Just Started

    wow what a flawed design, they probably just add the led in the last minute
  5. g0tanks

    g0tanks Newbie

    Yes it is.
  6. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle


    Thats just freaky will be sure to remember that looking for keyboards. I run 2 systems here through a KVM switch so my keyboard never sleeps ;)
  7. Digerati

    Digerati Newbie

    Wow, lesson learned! I usually never leave my Saitek Eclipse II's LEDs on, but I forget sometimes. I might have to pay more attention in the future - I don't want to loose my Eclipse! :-/
  8. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    Fortunately, all my keyboards do not have bling bling LEDs... :mrgreen:
  9. ChampionLLY

    ChampionLLY News Writer

    did anyone actually noticed that the article is actually talking abt MY keyboard?

    one minute of silence pls...
  10. Chai

    Chai Administrator Staff Member

    RIP... :cry:
  11. Mac Daddy

    Mac Daddy Pickin' Da Gitfiddle

    Yes I figured it was saw your name in the article .. unfortunate nice keyboard ....
  12. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    A minute of silence from me too. What a loss. A real waste. :(
  13. ChampionLLY

    ChampionLLY News Writer

    lol, i think i can fix it... maybe with conductive ink or something...
  14. nearownkira

    nearownkira Newbie

    I am using Logitech G15 atm, I will if my keyboard can stand 19 months(I am using it 24/7- by turning on the LED light and LCD panel).
  15. basic

    basic Newbie

    Hi there, sorry for necroing.
    I was cleaning my saitek E2 keyboard, and for the life of me, cant seem to get the corners open. Ive unscrewed everything, taken out the keys, and loosen the bottom from the clips, all except the corner. It wont give, even after spreading the back some 1/2 cm.

    Any help?

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