£15.00

Sourcing and replacing the keyboard membrane on YOUR Spectrum 16k, 48k, Plus or Spectrum 128 Toastrack.

1 in stock (can be backordered)

Description

This is a service offered by PopeyMon to source and replace the keyboard membrane on your rubber key Sinclair ZX Spectrum.

The membrane lies underneath the rubber keys on a 16k and 48k Spectrum. I offer a separate service for the Spectrum + and 128 Toastrack.

The original membranes deteriorate over time and usually stop working. If they are still working, one or more keys often stop working after being brought back into use.

The photo below shows an old, dried keyboard membrane for a Spectrum +. This is the one on top. Underneath, the Spectrum + has been fitted with a new membrane, and you can see that the connecting ribbons are shiny, whereas the old membrane has dull, dried ribbons.

Old membrane is on top. New membrane is fitted to the Spectrum + case underneath.

 

The membranes deteriorate with age, storage conditions (e.g. inside a box or left out in a shed),  fluctuations in temperature, dampness, heat inside the Spectrum and with use.

So this service involves me sourcing a new membrane and fitting it to your Spectrum. I may need to order one before fitting it, so please allow time for that.

It works like this:

  1. You buy this service. After Checkout, you send me your Sinclair ZX Spectrum to the address that I will supply to you.
  2. I carefully remove the existing membrane.
  3. I put the new membrane in and seal up your Spectrum again. I test every key.
  4. Or optionally, I can perform repairs or other work as requested by you. These services cost extra – please see the services I offer below and elsewhere on this website.
  5. I send the Spectrum back to you, carefully packaged.

The costs are:

  • £15 to replace the membrane on a Sinclair ZX Spectrum 16k or Sinclair ZX Spectrum 48k with rubber keys, with a brand new membrane. The return postage costs will be extra and will be included in the Invoice.

This service is for replacing the keyboard membrane only.

If you require other services, please ask about those and I can give you a quote. I offer (click the links for more details):

  • replacing all electrolytic capacitors on the Spectrum main board
  • performing the “composite video modification” (comp mod) so that the display is much better and suited to modern TVs
  • repairs and improvements to rubber key Spectrum 16k/48k/Spectrum + (Plus) main boards (PCB)
  • repairs, improvements and servicing to the Sinclair 128k ZX Spectrum (Grey +2) main board (PCB) plus tape drives and keyboards
  • repairs, improvements and servicing to the Sinclair 128k ZX Spectrum +2A/+2B (Black +2) main board (PCB) plus tape drives and keyboards
  • repairs, improvements and servicing to the Sinclair 128k ZX Spectrum +3 main board (PCB) plus disk drives and keyboards

When your Spectrum is with me, I will contact you about any extra work before going ahead.

I also sell games, joysticks, joystick interfaces, power supplies, tape players and leads.

Contact me and I will put together a bundle for you. Please see the article at this link here for more information.