Last Compatibility Check Before Checkout

Last Compatibility Check Before Checkout

Aftermarket keyboard parts are a mixed bag of standardized (e.g. switches) and non-standardized parts (e.g. PCBs). Comb through the shopping cart with one last compatibility check before hitting that checkout button!

 

PCB

  • With Case:
    • Does the case fit the PCB's form factor?
    • (If Applicable) Does the PCB's mounting holes align with the corresponding screw holes in the case?
  • With Mounting Plate:
    • Does the mounting plate fit the PCB's form factor and physical layout?
  • With Switches:
    • (If 5-Pin Switches) Does the PCB's switch sockets have holes cut out for the plastic legs of 5-pin switches?
  • With Stabilizers:
    • (If PCB-Mounted Stabilizers) Does the PCB have holes cut out for the screws of PCB-mounted stabilizers?

 

Case

  • With PCB:
    • Does the case fit the PCB's form factor?
    • (If Applicable) Does the PCB's mounting holes align with the corresponding screw holes in the case? 
  • With Mounting Plate:
    • Does the case fit the mounting plate's form factor?
    • How is the plate mounted to the case?
    • (If Applicable) Does the plate's mounting holes align with the corresponding screw holes in the case?

 

Mounting Plate

  • With PCB:
    • Does the mounting plate fit the PCB's form factor and physical layout?
  • With Case:
    • Does the case fit the mounting plate's form factor?
    • How is the plate mounted to the case?
    • (If Applicable) Does the plate's mounting holes align with the corresponding screw holes in the case?
  • With Stabilizers:
    • (If Plate-Mounted Stabilizers) Does the mounting plate have holes cut out for the clips of plate-mounted stabilizers?

 

Switches

  • With PCB:
    • (If 5-Pin Switches) Does the PCB's switch sockets have holes cut out for the plastic legs of 5-pin switches?
    • (If 3-Pin Only PCB) Recall that for 5-pin switches, the two plastic legs on either side of the central plastic nub may be cut off to be compatible with 3-pin only PCBs.

 

Stabilizers

  • With PCB:
    • (If PCB-Mounted Stabilizers) Does the PCB have holes cut out for the screws of PCB-mounted stabilizers?
  • With Mounting Plate:
    • (If Plate-Mounted Stabilizers) Does the mounting plate have holes cut out for the clips of plate-mounted stabilizers?

 

Keycaps

  • With PCB Layout:
    • Examine the PCB's physical layout(s) carefully, and pay special attention to the Modifier and Bottom Row keys.
    • Does the PCB's Bottom Row come with a 6.5U Spacebar (Standard), a 7U Spacebar (Tsangan), or does it follow a different arrangement?
    • Does the keycap set come outfitted with the adequate Modifier, Bottom Row, and other keycaps for the desired physical layout?

 

Cable

  • With PCB:
    • What USB connector will fit in the PCB's USB port? USB Type-C, micro-USB, mini-USB, or something else?

 

If in doubt, the MARVODIY discord community here is more than happy to help! 

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