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Even blowing it out, there still can be stuff stuck underneath the keys itself, so best to pull out the keys and give a good clean.
maybe you might need to take apart to see why keys are having issues.

I've popped those specific keycaps off and looked under the for that exact reason.

Wasn't able to see anything at all visually. Short of actually disassembling the key switch itself, I'm not sure what more I could be expected to find.

I don't suppose there's an easy and safe way to do that with them still attached the the board, is there? What, if anything, should I be looking for if I do open it up?
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I had the same issue with two keys on my first BlackWidow (E and \ keys), but sometimes they wouldn't react to activation too.
Turned out the switches were slowly dying. Cleaning them only helped for a little while - the issue occurred soon enough again.
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

Are those vintage blacks on the Cherry board? Looks a lot like it.

Don't think so... they where made in 2007/2008.
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Nice 11900s!!! I just got my 1800 Compaq. I would've snapped a couple pictures, but I was running late getting ready for work. mad.gif

the G80-11800 was an amazing board for me - honestly, I love browns but these blacks I like but they will take some getting use to - as I type alot and they are just not the best for that... too damn firm. mad.gif
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Whoo! my keycaps come in today, but I have a question, is there any trick to removing the keys that have the metal bracket clips such as the space bar, enter key, etc? I just have the plastic "O=" shaped key puller. I don't want to break anything while swapping the caps.

Also, i've noticed some of the keys with the metal clips sqeak is that to be expected or will it break in after awhile or maybe a tiny drop of oil?
Edited by Jixr - 7/11/13 at 8:17am
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Whoo! my keycaps come in today, but I have a question, is there any trick to removing the keys that have the metal bracket clips such as the space bar, enter key, etc? I just have the plastic "O=" shaped key puller. I don't want to break anything while swapping the caps.

Also, i've noticed some of the keys with the metal clips sqeak is that to be expected or will it break in after awhile or maybe a tiny drop of oil?

To remove the keys with the costar stabilizers (the wire), remove the keys around it first, then pull up from the center of the key with your plastic puller just enough that it starts to come up. From here, you will just grab the key with your finger and pull it gently to the left or right (depending on if there is a block from the casing), and disengage the wire. Remove the costar tabs from the key cap with some small pliers and put them into the new cap - make sure the longer side is facing the the way it was on the old cap. Re-install using the same technique. To get rid of the squeaking, you can put a small dab of grease on the costar tab - it should have some from the factory.

Edited by Badwrench - 7/11/13 at 8:39am
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sweet, thanks, going all white blanks with red esc, and maybe use my red WASD on a quickfire rapid
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k65 ordered on amazon, will report back tomorrow when it comes in thumb.gif
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k65 ordered on amazon, will report back tomorrow when it comes in thumb.gif


Have to love that Prime overnight shipping. 

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I should be getting my OCN Ducky tomorrow, made it through customs yesterday biggrin.gif
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