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How to remove led illuminated mx cherry switch ?

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

First of all, I do not know where to ask down this question, so if it is under wrong forum title, pls forgive me.

As the caption iimplies, I want to remove my "iii" key whiiich cause chatteriing issue (as u can see) to clear up iits iinside from dust. I searched iinternet and found thiiis video;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLBXxzmuA_Q

This is very helpful but the method this guy uses iin viideo does not entirely fit on my keyboard. My keyboard has backlit illumination and there is a led light at the centre of the switch. I could release the lttle nails as shown in the viideo but I think there is another nail or claw that does not allow me to pull back the switch cap.

is there any other way that is used to remove baclitted mx cherry keyboards?

Thanks in advance.

Here is my cherry mx photo.




p.s.: I wish I would bought a CM storm keyboard iinsted of that Gigabyte osmium ****!
post #2 of 9
To remove the switch you're going to have to take apart the keyboard get to the back side of the PCB and desolder the LED before you'll be able to remove the switch top.

The LED is soldered down and thats whats keeping the switch closed.

Before doing that, take a dropper full of rubbing alcohol and drop a few drops into the switch with the stem pressed down, and then spam it rapidly, and hopefully that will clear out any dust or grime in your switch. If that doesn't work, you'll need to desolder the LED like I stated above.
post #3 of 9
IMO you will run into the same issue regardless of keyboard brand if they used the cherry style switches and LEDs.

maybe try some electronic contact cleaners
post #4 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

To remove the switch you're going to have to take apart the keyboard get to the back side of the PCB and desolder the LED before you'll be able to remove the switch top.

The LED is soldered down and thats whats keeping the switch closed.

Before doing that, take a dropper full of rubbing alcohol and drop a few drops into the switch with the stem pressed down, and then spam it rapidly, and hopefully that will clear out any dust or grime in your switch. If that doesn't work, you'll need to desolder the LED like I stated above.
Quote:
Originally Posted by akromatic View Post

IMO you will run into the same issue regardless of keyboard brand if they used the cherry style switches and LEDs.

maybe try some electronic contact cleaners

Thanks for the advices. I gonna give a shot both for alcohol and contact cleaner.

But; if the chatter issue gonna continue after doing that, is there another way to remove switch cap without solderiing?
post #5 of 9
nope
post #6 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

nope

:'(
post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jixr View Post

To remove the switch you're going to have to take apart the keyboard get to the back side of the PCB and desolder the LED before you'll be able to remove the switch top.

The LED is soldered down and thats whats keeping the switch closed.

Before doing that, take a dropper full of rubbing alcohol and drop a few drops into the switch with the stem pressed down, and then spam it rapidly, and hopefully that will clear out any dust or grime in your switch. If that doesn't work, you'll need to desolder the LED like I stated above.

Hey again Jixr,

Thanks for your priceless advice, I used pure alcohol and now, the problem has gone.

I appreciate a alot!
post #8 of 9
no problem, glad it worked out for ya
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
....aaaand this happiness last not long enough.. The "i" key starts do chatter thing again.

Should I ask for my money back?
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