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I have a Das Keyboard Model S Professional (not that that matters) but the N key switch is sticky. Not sure how since I never eat at computer but anyway.

It's not the N key itself, it's the switch, inside along the edge is sticky and I can't reach it with a Q-tip, so how do I go about cleaning it?biggrin.gif
    
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You might want to have a look at taking the lid of the switch and swapping the insides from a new switch. I wouldn't like to risk dropping any liquids or lube in to the switch inself incase you make it worse.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLBXxzmuA_Q
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I'd just stick the keyboard in the dishwasher and get it over with. That should clean the switches good.
    
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That is typical advice by now the most Senior GeekWhacker.

http://i.imgur.com/Tao1I.jpg
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