Well that didn’t last long. My less than a week old NK65 has partially failed.
I removed the BOX Whites from the board using a proper IC Puller tonight. I couldn’t handle the clickies. I then put in some Gateron Yellow switches. They seem to go in fine. But I quickly found that Backspace, Enter, and the left arrow would not register. I checked for bent pins, but my heart sank a little when I found none. I then checked the PCB and found that the right pad on each of the corresponding Kailh hotswap sockets had pulled away. I’m pretty bummed for that to have happened on my first switch swap out. I’ve emailed Novelkeys and I’m sure they will take care of it though, as they have great customer service.
A short 9 second video of the issue.