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Mechanical Keyboard - Cannot get the Stickiness out

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Gachr, Aug 25, 2014.

  1. Gachr New Member

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    Hello, I've got the CM Storm Quickfire Rapid-i keyboard, I spilled a little bit of fruit tea with sugar on it. Since I've done it, so about two and a half weeks I've been cleaning it, mashing buttons, trying to clean the switches with water, tried everything and few keys are still sticky and they don't work very well. Everything else works just fine, also other keys work perfect after cleaning.
    Now there are only left ctrl and spacebar left, I also tried to clean the supporters of the spacebar. Could you please help me? Are there any ways other than a full disassembly of the keyboard?
     
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    It means the keyboard itself, not the switches.
     
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    You need to check the wiki on reddit's mechanical keyboard site, specifically: http://imgur.com/a/9sHx7 . Ripster has the most comprehensive guide for anything mechanical keyboard related. Gluck.
     
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    Watch this video it might answer all your questions about cleaning your keyboard and possible more.

    Additionally or optionally you can read trough this http://imgur.com/a/9sHx7
     
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    I've watched the video 3 times, read the tutorial twice, I've got canned air and also tried it, but well - doesn't work.
     
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    Not sure what the difference is between a mechanical keyboard and a standard keyboard is, but I'm still using a keyboard I ran through the dishwasher...
     
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    I typically take all the keys off and clean the board/switches and keys with Isopropyl Alcohol.
     
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    +1
     
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    stop getting it stickey.
     
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    "Voiding and warranty" sounds like present times military operations lingodingo... :p
     
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    I advise using a mixture of water and rubbing alcohol. If you use too much concentration , you will have to re-lube everything. And that's a workout!
     
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    Dishwasher time!
     
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    Okay guys, I made some shopping, I couldn't find isorpopyl alcohol anywhere, I just got Ethanol one and some distilled water. Can I use Ethanol on it?
     
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    Get a can of electrical contact cleaner and spray that on in abundance
     
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    Yeah that stuff is safe and doesnt oxidate metal. All contacts in a vehicle i use that stuff along with dielectric grease to protect those areas from dirt and moisture.


    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dielectric
     
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