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I recently purchased a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate BF3 edition from amazon for around $40. A few days ago, I spilled some cola on it frown.gif. Somebody was being mean in the chat, and I bumped the glass with my right hand. Long story short, My "c" key and my "alt" key are now a little slow. They don't click anymore, and pop back up wayy slower. I've taken off the key caps, and cleaned them to no avail. The problem is in the mx cherry blue switch itself. What is the easiest way to repair this? Thanks!
    
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Desolder "c" & "alt " switches and replace them with new ones smile.gif
     
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You sure you just didn't clean them properly?
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You sure you just didn't clean them properly?

You can't really clean the inside of a switch without desoldering it, unless of course you have a plate that allows for removable switch tops, but that's clearly not the case with OP's board.
     
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I did this to one of my mechanical and this is how I cleaned it. I spilled sweet tea on mine so similar situation to yours with the key issues and such.

This is AT YOUR OWN RISK. I did this successfully, but I am not responsible if anything goes wrong. You will void the warranty, but seeing as you spilled cola on it that is probably already done any who.

First, thing is first, you are going to need another keyboard to use while your mech is being cleaned. This is going to be a few day long process so be patient.

Go to the store and grab yourself a couple of jugs of distilled water.

Go home and take apart the keyboard. I mean strip it down, all the keycaps the coverings. Everything you need to get it completely apart.

Wash of the keycaps in tap water to get all the cola off, and set them on towel to dry. Do the same with the casing of the board.

Now here is the scary part, you are going to wash and soak the board (the board with the switches installed on it) in the distilled water. You are going to put it in a pan or Tupperware that is big enough to hold the water neded to submerge the keyboard. You need to soak it for a few hours then drain the water, and fill it back up and put it back in. When it is in there shake it around a bit to really get that stuck cola off.

After doing this about three times with a good rinse at the end, lay the board to dry for 4-5 days. be sure to depress the switches a few times and shake out as much water as possible during the drying process. You can also use a hair dryer to get a bit more heat (and dry air) to it to dry out everything. You have to be sure ti is absolutely dry.

After dry put your keyboard back together and enjoy.
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Dexoit D5 http://www.amazon.com/CAIG-DeOxit-Cleaning-Solution-Spray/dp/B0002BBV4G dissolves corrosion, lubricates, and improves contact. plastic safe too
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The water idea is very scary. I am not the best with a soldering iron, so I might just find somebody that is. Thanks for the help guys!
    
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just use the deoxit!!
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just use the deoxit!!

Elaborate?

Anyways, is there anything I can pour down the switch itself without removing it from my keyboard? I tried a drop of 80% alcohol, and it didn't work. What about changing the switch to a key I never use? I wouldn't mind squishy f9 and f10 keys as much tongue.gif
    
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Edited by nazarein - 6/23/13 at 12:52am
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