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I would actually recommend distilled water. Best solvent known to man. But after it gets dissolved soda into it it will not be dielectric any more. Make sure its very dry before you plug it back in.
So fill up a tub with distilled water? I think I could do that...
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So fill up a tub with distilled water? I think I could do that...
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I would never blame anyone for my faults I had originally planned on buying a new keyboard as well, but I am going to assume that I will spill soda into my keyboard more than once, so I kinda need to know how to clean the switches out.

Isopropyl and Windex are both out of the question since that's supposed to degrease the switches as well, which I don't want.
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I would never blame anyone for my faults I had originally planned on buying a new keyboard as well, but I am going to assume that I will spill soda into my keyboard more than once, so I kinda need to know how to clean the switches out.

Isopropyl and Windex are both out of the question since that's supposed to degrease the switches as well, which I don't want.
Do as Ripster said if it's just a few switches. Otherwise; tub'o'water is the way to go.
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It's definitely multiple switches. Almost painful to type on.
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It's definitely multiple switches. Almost painful to type on.
Give it a good soak overnight, and then make sure to to let it dry properly.
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I missed that Rip had posted, sorry. Follow that first. His guide is great at telling what NOT to do and that it would be stupid to do it.

"Not even a tub of distilled water is recommended except if all else fails. At the least it'll remove the grease and at the worst rust out the switches." As a last resort eh, I like them odds. Just dry it as quick as you can then lube it up. Lube is always a good idea
 
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It won't rust anything. You need time and continued exposure for that, soaking overnight will do nothing of the sort.

It will probably remove some grease, but I think that's unavoidable with any method that will actually clean everything out.
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I'll give it a good soak soonish. I need to find some distilled water first, though.
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I think the distilled water thing is overblown. Just tap water is fine for a used keyboard. It's not like a brand new PCB is a dust controlled fab.

A 99% isopropyl alchohol tub wouldn't be that spendy but don't smoke if you use this method.
Edited by ripster - 8/6/11 at 9:17am
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