[Coco] Help COCO-1 Keyboard

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Mon Apr 9 07:59:51 EDT 2007

> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Coco] Help COCO-1 Keyboard
> From: Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at verizon.net>
> Date: Sun, April 08, 2007 4:10 pm
> To: CoCoList for Color Computer Enthusiasts <coco at maltedmedia.com>
> On Sunday 08 April 2007, John T Chasteen wrote:
> >I got a Coco (Gray Box) with chicklet keys. Unfortunately some of the
> >keys must be dirty. What is the best way to clean the electrical
> >contacts?
> >
> Unforch, the contact buttons are conductive rubber and when the carbon 
> particles are worn off, its a bit difficult to restore them.  I have
> used 
> a conductive paint a couple of times but its lifetime in service was 
> pretty short.
A friend of mine had a CoCo 1, but it's keyboard wasn't the conductive
rubber. It actually had ''spring metal'' contacts under the chiclets.
But I don't know what year his was made - he replaced it with an HJL in

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