Keyboard springs for Philips NMS 8220

Door Tarnyko

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06-07-2019, 15:09

Hi folks,

I'm looking for replacement springs for the Philips NMS 8220 membrane keyboard.

(for the record, I already inspected this thread; tried to contact user RepairBas, with no luck)

Here's what it looks like:

Dimensions are roughly: 4mm (diameter) / 10mm (length w.o tail) or 11mm (length w. tail)

I envisioned buying a batch of these, selecting the 0.2mm/4mm/10mm model.

Anyone has a better idea before I jump in?

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Van Tarnyko

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17-08-2019, 11:43

I just got my springs from glorious China, tried them ; doesn't work.
Dimensions are close, but membrane keyboard is pretty precise.

Looks like I'll need a spare (even junk) Philips NMS, to transfer original springs from it. I'll post this on the Trading & Collecting forum ; just posting info there, so that other owners don't waste time.

Van Meits

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17-08-2019, 13:09

In Holland they're very widely available (8020 has the same keyboard).
And there's always Bas who sells loads of Philips parts.

Van Tarnyko

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19-08-2019, 02:38

Hi @Meits,
Yes I was looking for 80X0s; there's just no Junk/Used model yet, and I find it's a shame to break a working MSX just for parts...
On the other hand, I tried to contact @RepairBas via his profile, but wasn't aware he had a website! Thanks for this, I'll try getting in touch right now.

Van Tarnyko

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01-09-2019, 19:17

Hi, just a quick update on the topic; Bas' sent me new springs, and I was able to put the keyboard in full working order.

Thanks a lot to you @Meits for the contact (and to Bas of course) !

Van Meits

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01-09-2019, 19:36

The MSX world can not do without Bas Smile
Good luck with your machine...