Originally Posted by Manyak
Take off the keycap, and try pressing down the switch stem on it's own. If that squeaks, then it's coming from the switch. If it doesn't, then it's from the stabilizer bar.
If it's the switch that's squeaking the best thing to do is to replace it (either have elitekeyboards replace it under warranty, or buy a separate switch from digikey).
If it's the stabilizer bar, all you need is a little bit of silicone grease. Something like this
. Put it at the joint between the bar and the keyboard base and it'll stop the squeaking.
How does one go about removing a keycap?
To clarify, it makes the squeak after the "click." Also, it only occurs when I press it in a certain corner of the enter key, after it's past the click part and I'm just moving it up and down slightly before bottoming out. (So, in effect, if I never bottomed out -- or rather, never pressed down past the click sensor -- I'd probably never hear the squeak)Edited by flamingoyster - 3/15/10 at 5:27pm