Haha! I found someone who has a Hermes 2000 with almost the exact same skipping key issue that I have! You may remember the last time I pulled Ellery out to play, where I described the annoying problem I was having with him, well it turns out that fellow typecaster Fossils Without Fear is having the same problem – he describes his issue here. I decided to go grab Ellery again and do some more investigation…
Right now, I’m leaning towards finding a stronger spring for the linkage shown above. Bending the “A” key seems a little extreme, but if nothing else comes up that works, that may be something I try later on… Any other ideas?
******* UPDATE! *******
Since the skipping problem seemed to get better the more I typed, I went ahead and typed a sheet of stream-of-consciousness as fast as I could think of words to string together. Result: ZERO SKIPS!