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Hey guys,

I am very excited to share with you what I got today.

One day I walked into my teacher's room and saw this beatiful piece just lying around not even connected nor used.
So I asked my teacher whether it is defect or why it is not used. He said we got "newer" stuff. In response, I asked if I could have it then and he said he had to ask the principal first. this was weeks ago. Today I got a response and here it is:
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I apologize for my crappy phone camera quality.

I am not quite sure, but is this the nototious Model M? Anyway, I love it!

It is quite dusty and has lots of dirt in between the keys. Do you know any particular method to clean such a keyboard (especially keycaps and the case)?

Thanks in advance.

So far,
Nin' thumb.gif

p.s.: This was typed on it and luckily all keys function perfectly. <3


So today, I had lots of time and decided to clean up my new beloved keyboard. Could not disassemble it complerely, though since I did dot have the right tool at home. So I just pulled off every keycap and washed them one by one manually and gave the shell a good rub. I don't know whether you can see it in the pictures. But man, my fingers hurt, l0l.

Before:





After:






Edit #1: Adeed pictures
Edited by Ningeal - 11/22/12 at 12:43pm
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post #2 of 17
That's an M alright . Lucky find smile.gif
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post #3 of 17
Q-tips and 97% isopropyl alchohol. Electronic component cleaner can be used as well, both should be equally safe an effective, even for use on the switches.

You may want to use a key puller, but you should be able to pry off all the keys without one with enough patience.
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on my 486dx4 rig i have samsung pre-win95 din m1p0a2c-l3
     
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Nice find. A friend of mine got an Model M5-2 for free from my school a few years ago. Like this:

m5_fs.jpg

Except his came with a yellow trackball.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Ningeal View Post

It is quite dusty and has lots of dirt in between the keys. Do you know any particular method to clean such a keyboard (especially keycaps and the case)?

 

Nice find! Try this on for size: http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com/Retr0Bright+Gel

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Once I have cleaned up this beautiful piece, I will post some before-after pictures. biggrin.gif
On a side note, this keyboard looks cleaner than my 15€ Microsoft, though l0l
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Take off the keys put them in a cloth bag and throw them in the washing machine with cold water and a little bit of soap on the delicate cycle. When done take them out and let them air dry thumb.gif
    
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LOL looks nice!!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NotReadyYet View Post

Take off the keys put them in a cloth bag and throw them in the washing machine with cold water and a little bit of soap on the delicate cycle. When done take them out and let them air dry thumb.gif

thanks for the tip buddy! I think I'll clean them by hand, one by one though. Gotta put love and effort into it, l0l. smile.gif

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