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#1 TexasAngel67


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Posted 31 January 2005 - 08:01 PM

Okay, Pepsi spilled all over the keyboard. I got sticky keys here. I soaked up all I could and flipped it over to dry out. Which keyboards are the ones that have removable keys? Or do I just try to take one out and see? :thumbsup:

I've got another keyboard that works just fine but this one is smoother and quieter. Can ya help?

What's the best way to clean keeyboards and what about removable keys?


This is OUT of the question... :flowers: .

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#2 jgweed


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Posted 31 January 2005 - 11:39 PM

You could throw the keyboard in with your whites next time you do laundry. Not knowing which KB you have, it is difficult to say whether the keys are removable or not, though most are. Quite frankly, whenever I have done something like this, I end up buying another keyboard, since the keys (I am not very careful in removing) tend to wobble or come off afterwards.
I generally just wipe off the keys with a dampened cloth, and use a swab to get between them.
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Posted 01 February 2005 - 04:24 PM

I usually fashion a key-puller from a large paper clip, using a needle-nose plier.
- Straighten the clip.
- Bend into U-shape.
- Bend short (1/16") opposing points.

Use the tool as you would a chip-puller to pull individual keys. Use Q-tips and Windex to clean out the sticky residue under the keys.

Some keys (such as the space bar) have springs and hardware under them. Don't lose 'em.

Or - throw out the keyboard and buy a replacement for $10.

Hope this helps!

#4 JEservices


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Posted 01 February 2005 - 05:31 PM

I will have to agree with the others. Purchasing another one would probably be your best bet. Get one with a PS2 connection so you do not have to worry about the ones with a USB connection. It would not be bad to have anyway. When you get it, you can try to clean it out by taking it apart, but with a replacement, at least you will have something to use while you are taking your time with that one.
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Posted 02 February 2005 - 12:36 AM

Hey 67, lol at the link.........it'd take all day to do that.....BoooooooHoooooo

Just go an get a new one .....you owe it to yourself any way don't you.

Little tip.......if you wern't such a coke freek this wouldn't have happened - lol.

I have a new dell k/b atm. It has two USB ports running along the top edge......I use flash sticks a lot and I find it great for them as I don't have to grovell at the back of the case to insert them.


Edited by JackTheHaack, 02 February 2005 - 12:37 AM.


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