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Maybe try unplugging and just dumping rubbing alcohol in there and then let it sit outside for a while to dry. Idk if that would harm it or do anything but it might be worth a shot.
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Originally Posted by EVILNOK View Post
I've used the Q tip-rubbing alcohol method on a few different keyboards I had the same problem with. Worked great although you may have to repeat it 2-3 times to get it all out. Or maybe use an eyedropped and drop a few drops down into the key, work the key and then let the alcohol evaporate on its own?
I'll give it a try again. Thanks for the suggestions everyone

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Originally Posted by Bob Santana View Post
Maybe try unplugging and just dumping rubbing alcohol in there and then let it sit outside for a while to dry. Idk if that would harm it or do anything but it might be worth a shot.
It shouldn't hurt anything, or rather, it hasn't hurt anything yet.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Santana View Post
Maybe try unplugging and just dumping rubbing alcohol in there and then let it sit outside for a while to dry. Idk if that would harm it or do anything but it might be worth a shot.
Haha, that doesn't sound a like a good idea, well... the dumping part

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Originally Posted by Lucky 13 SpeedShop View Post
I'll give it a try again. Thanks for the suggestions everyone



It shouldn't hurt anything, or rather, it hasn't hurt anything yet.
Good luck, man. Hopefully it'll be an easy job.
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Haha, that doesn't sound a like a good idea, well... the dumping part



Good luck, man. Hopefully it'll be an easy job.
Thanks, I think I'm going to go at it again tomorrow. I'm running on about 3 hours of sleep atm. Focus is kinda slipping a bit.
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What? But the mechanical keyboard thread would have us believe that mechanical switches are flawless and never perform badly.
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What? But the mechanical keyboard thread would have us believe that mechanical switches are flawless and never perform badly.
..Until coffee comes into play
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Deoxit. Fill up the switch. Spam the key. Turn upside down and shake out as much as you can.

Repeat.
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Deoxit. Fill up the switch. Spam the key. Turn upside down and shake out as much as you can.

Repeat.
Actually, I have some of that. Used some on a netbook for a customer who did the exact same thing (with cheap crap coffee though), and it removed nearly all of the color from the keys. I ended up replacing all his keycaps Are you sure it won't do that here?

It did get all the gunk out though...

Oops...no. It was this. Had to run and look.



DON'T believe them when they say "Safe on Plastics". Approach with skepticism.
Edited by Lucky 13 SpeedShop - 5/2/11 at 8:50pm
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soak it in windex
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Here is the information they have listed on the website for cleaning the keyboard. Not to informative, but maybe it will help. I just got mine the other day and promised myself to be careful while eating/drinking around it lol.

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How to clean a Das Keyboard

Besides being a typing machine, keyboards have a tendency to attract dust, crumbs and stuff. Let's call it DCS - that’s the technical term. From time to time, your keyboard will need a little cleaning.
Do’s

To clean the enclosure and the top of the keys, use a slightly humid, 100% cotton cloth (like an old t-shirt) or -- even better -- a microfiber cloth. If your keyboard is especially dirty, you can use a drop of isopropyl alcohol or a tiny, little drop of diluted liquid soap. Don't apply undiluted soap or alcohol directly on the cloth.
Remove the small key caps(e.g. letters, numbers, not the space bar, return, etc...).
Place the keyboard upside-down and shake it so the DCS falls out from between the keys.
Use a brush and compressed air (don't shake the can) to remove the DCS.
You can also disassemble the enclosure for better access but this will void the warranty.


Don’ts
So now you know the do's. Here are the don’ts. These will void the warranty for sure.

Don't remove the large key caps, because they are extremely hard to put back in place.
Don't immerse the keyboard in a liquid.
While dishwashers serve a good cause, they are not recommended for our keyboards.

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