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-Is it safe to use 70% rubbing alcohol to clean the body and keycaps?
-Is it safe to pull the keycaps off by hand or should I buy a keycap remover? How do I remove the keycaps by hand>?
-Will removing the keycaps cause damage to the LEDs on the trigger?
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remove the keycaps with a keycap remover (prefered)
and soak it in soapy water while the clean underneath the keys
u can use rubbing alcohol or just a compressed air duster
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I dont think you need a keycap remover - just use 2 butter knives to pop one of the middle keys out, then after that the rest come off pretty easy - use 1 and slide it under and pop em off

this wont work too well against the enter/spacebar/etc type keys tho - i think you can jigger up a keycap puller using paperclips..
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Check my NEW Ripster Keyboard ZOMG I SPILLED COKE Guide.

http://imgur.com/a/9sHx7

The Geekhack one got deleted for some unknown reason that iMav won't tell me. Don't share the link with Geekhackers.
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To clean the keycaps I denture tabs and warm water...
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Check my NEW Ripster Keyboard ZOMG I SPILLED COKE Guide.
http://imgur.com/a/9sHx7
The Geekhack one got deleted for some unknown reason that iMav won't tell me. Don't share the link with Geekhackers.

That was an amusing read, def made me laugh a couple times biggrin.gif
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this work well.
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Check my NEW Ripster Keyboard ZOMG I SPILLED COKE Guide.
http://imgur.com/a/9sHx7
The Geekhack one got deleted for some unknown reason that iMav won't tell me. Don't share the link with Geekhackers.

That was an amusing read, def made me laugh a couple times biggrin.gif

Thanks, my new cleaning guide will be posted today.

THAT was deleted by Geekhack moderators like Boost too for reasons he won't tell me.

Edit: Here!

http://imgur.com/a/AqhIZ#0
Edited by ripster - 11/6/12 at 10:12am
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