If you plug in right hand only the last LED may not light up by default even though it’s working. Test with both hands connected together.
LEDs will all glow red if correctly soldered. You may have to go into VIA to turn on a solid color.
You can toggle the leds on and off by hitting the bottom most left key.
🗹 LED Order and Reflowing LEDs
If some are not glowing you’ll need to reflow the LEDs
LEDs are chained together in this order so you find the next LED in the chain to reflow.
If after a few reflow attempts an LED happens to be bad (It happens) you may need to replace it all together. Use of an SMD rework station is recommended.
🗹 Test Board
Test the board with a tweezers. Make sure all switches are functioning. Use the VIA key tester or another key tester to make sure.
🗹 Switches and Stabilizers
Peel the top plate paper to reveal the clear acrylic on both sides of each board.
Install stabilizers to the pcb first. Note Non-RGB Slice: Durock and Zeal stabilizer housings may be too big and not allow the acrylic to sit properly and the switches to sit firm to the pcb. GMK Screw-in are recommended.
Set the top plate over the stablilizers.
Insert the switches into the top plate. You may have to solder a few. The 3mm acrylic is big and it’s okay if it is touching the pcb at this point.
Solder the switches into place.
🗹 Acrylic Sandwich
Screw the four 7mm or 10mm spacers to next to the pro micros for the oled/pro micro display protecting plate.
Screw the 7mm spacers to the backplate.
Screw the top plate screws into place to complete the sandwich case.
Gently push down on the switches to even out the acrylic if necessary.
OLED will need their pins replaced with the low profile pins provided. Here is an easy way of accomplishing this:
Pics to come
Solder Sucker or Desoldering gun.
Third Hand (Optional)
Unwrap the OLED display from its original bag. You’ll notice a set of 4 pins already attached. Let’s remove them. Here are the steps:
Take your snips and pinch them in between the pins to separate the pins individually.
Take a solder sucker to the top solder joints and remove the solder as best as possible.
Heat up one pin at a time from the top and use your snips to pull each pin downward one at a time.
After all pins are removed, remove any excess solder from the holes of the OLED
Take the new low profile pins and insert them into the oled holes.
Slide the pin set in from the bottom. Solder the new pins on the top of the OLED.
Note: I found that once the pins are separated from their black plastic housing they will remove very easily instead of struggling to remove them all at once as a unit. Once the black plastic is cut between the pins may fall off which will help when finding an area to grab onto the pins with a pinch or a snips.