During my recent move, one of my Apple II+ computers didn't fare so well and broke 2 key posts. I really don't like the keyboard in this particular computer: it sticks, it often misses key strokes, and the feel is not very good. I didn't know how different the keyboard was until I took it apart and found... no Alps key switches! But, since Apple II+ keyboards are not cheap, I paid a few bucks for replacement key posts instead of replacing the keyboard. Process:
- Unscrew and remove the base plate of the computer
- Unscrew and remove keyboard
- Unscrew a bunch of tiny screws to remove the circuit board form the keyboard
- Push the broken post out the back
- Push in the new post
- Continue hating how the keyboard feels
One repair completed!