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Title is basically the question. I'm ready to clean this black widow ultimate but I'd like to know good suggestions on a keycap puller. Newegg doesnt even sell them and I really don't like buying outside of amazon or newegg.
 
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Amazon has one but it's the whole set (Filco accessory pack 1).  I just got one and it came with whatever you see below (including a Filco keycap puller)...

 

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Here's a short description of the contents:

 

"The first accessory pack from Filco contains:- 1 set of blue 'W', 'A', 'S' and 'D' keys, 1 set of red 'W', 'A', 'S' and 'D' keys, a red 'Filco' logo printed escape key, a black 'Filco' logo printed escape key, a beige 'Filco' logo printed escape key, a red 'ESC' printed escape key, 2 black blank Windows keys, and a Filco key puller. The keys are designed for Filco Majestouch and Tenkeyless keyboards with Cherry switches, these keys will however fit all Cherry MX switches (they are slightly taller than the standard keys on a G80-3000 but have the same slope/angle to the key tops.). Replacing the keys is easy, simply pull your old keys off with the key puller, and push your new keys on."


Edited by reaper~ - 3/22/12 at 10:44am
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anyway i can get the keycap puller without the switches?
 
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Sure!  If you don't mind buying outside Amazon.  Here's one for 5 bucks plus shipping...

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post #5 of 9
If you want to be very cheap, then you can skip the dedicated keycap puller and use one of those pci slot covers that come with every computer case. Using the short side to get under the cap and the long side as leverage to lift the cap...it works quite in a pinch.
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Read this. Paper clips are just fine for what you're doing.
http://geekhack.org/showthread.php?21516-best-key-cap-puller-DIY&highlight=key+cap+puller
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Originally Posted by reaper~ View Post

Sure!  If you don't mind buying outside Amazon.  Here's one for 5 bucks plus shipping...

I use the one that reaper mentioned. It works well. In my opinion I think you should buy a key cap puller as opposed to making one. I end up switching almost all of my keys every week.
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I've always just used a screwdriver. The best way I've ever cleaned a keyboard was taking it apart so that the part with the keys (still attached) can be flushed out with soap/water using a sprayer head off the sink. Have to let it dry out really well after doing this and putting it back together of course but it's effective.
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Originally Posted by DUpgrade View Post

I've always just used a screwdriver. The best way I've ever cleaned a keyboard was taking it apart so that the part with the keys (still attached) can be flushed out with soap/water using a sprayer head off the sink. Have to let it dry out really well after doing this and putting it back together of course but it's effective.

I would not recommend doing this. I use compressed air to clean mine.
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