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    Default Dialog 4 keyboard decals

    This may have been covered before.

    I require a character set of keyboard decals for the Dialog 4 keypad.
    Other than replacing the keypad, are decals (or stickers) available?

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    Think they used to be available from Deckel....Upgrades in the field from Dialog2 to Dialog4 got the stick on characters..
    Had several controls so fitted.....Not elegant. Made the keys taller and in time the stick on characters often pealed or the printed character was worn off.
    Perhaps Singer might have some old stock, don't think DMG is even an option.
    Native Dialog 4 keypads have the characters molded into the face of the key...and they don't wear out...Just feel better to the touch, but $$$$$$ to replace.
    Bought some good used native Dialog4 keypads (2) off e-bay about a year back...nice shape, but still costly, seller knew what he had, think i paid $400.00 for the pair.

    Interested if someone out there still has the transfers......
    Thought about engraving the original Dialog 2 keys, but they can't be removed (at least i haven't figured out how) without killing the button top...Sort of a one time snap together part.

    Let us know what you finally find...
    Cheers Ross

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    DeckelDoctor has a set of engraved hard "tops" that stick on the existing buttons, last time I checked the price was reasonable. Diamondman here on the forum machined a full set of replacement buttons from aluminum with the characters machined right into the new button- maybe you could get him to make a set.

    Have one machine with the molded buttons and another with the stickers- concur with Ross, the "sticker" button tops kinda suck compared to the molded keypads, which are a lot nicer in feel and appearance. Tough thing is finding them and then at a price you can afford- have to replace the whole keypad (fairly easy).


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