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It's filthy. Three years of crumbs and dust under the keys and god knows what else and all I've been doing is wiping dust off the top.

Anyone have any suggestions on getting the keys off/on to clean under them? I know some keyboards you can just pop the keys off but I can't find anything about this one.
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Just pop them off, I had a X4 and they come off with a bit of force. Then use compressed air/cloth to clean it.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokinWaffle View Post

Just pop them off, I had a X4 and they come off with a bit of force. Then use compressed air/cloth to clean it.

OK, is there a quicker way to get underneath all the keys? If I disassemble it from the back can I get behind all the keys without having to pop them all off individually?
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OK, is there a quicker way to get underneath all the keys? If I disassemble it from the back can I get behind all the keys without having to pop them all off individually?

Nope. Just pop them all off, will take about 5 - 10 minutes, if that.
 
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Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
60GB Corsair Force + 2TB RAID0 + 500GB Antec Kühler 620 w/AP-14 Windows 7 Professional x64 Dell U2711 (2560 x 1440) 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i7 860 GA-P55M-UD2 Asus 5870 8GB DDR3 @ 1333MHz (4 x 2GB) 
Hard DriveCoolingOSMonitor
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KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
DK1008 (MX Blues) Antec TruePower New 550W  Silverstone PS07B Razer Deathadder 2013 
AudioOther
Harman Kardon Soundsticks III Hauppauge WinTV Nova T 500 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
lots vModded P5B Deluxe / DFI Lanparty DK P45-T2RS P... GTX 480 (3D) / MSI 7300LE (2D) 2 x 1GB Mushkin 1066MHz @ 5-5-5-15/2.1v 
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