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So my Black Widow just came in and well it was open box so I got it for 72$ instead of the normal canadian price of 85$.

So like the title says the WSA and D keys and the keys around that area have brown dirt in them that is clearly visible. From looking at which keys are dirty I can also tell that this person was most likely playing WoW. keys 1 - 5 as well as `q`and `e`are dirty. What gave away wow was the dirty "tab" key.

Of course I did buy open box and thus I don't really have much to complain about here. I just can't believe that someone could get the keys that dirty from only a week or two before he would have returned it.

You can clearly see what I`m talking about here:


I was thinking about taking the keys off and soaking them in warm soapy water. Would rubbing alcohol wear away the white filling on the keys? Although don`t tell razer because taking the keys off apparently voids the warranty.

Aside from this I think that I am pretty happy with this keyboard, for the open box price I can live with the lack of stabilization on larger keys like the space bar, and the lack of PS/2 or the lack of full n key roll over. I would however recommend people get a 6Gv2 over this if your going to pay full price for a normal black widow. As for the black widow ultimate well I would have felt riped off if I had paid full price for that. I mean for 50$ more at least at NYRO and PS/2.

EDIT: More pics:



Edited by james_ant - 12/30/10 at 11:37am
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post #2 of 41
Try some rubbing alcohol and a q-tip.
    
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That's indeed pretty gross.

Anyway, I recommend just warm soapy water (like hand soap, or dish soap like you'd use in the sink). Then just wash them like you're washing your hands, and then towel dry. You could probably use cold soapy water, but then your hands would get cold.

If that doesn't work, then I suppose a light brushing couldn't hurt, like maybe with an old soft-bristled toothbrush or something.

But, I think alcohol might be unnecessary.
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That's indeed pretty gross.

Anyway, I recommend just warm soapy water (like hand soap, or dish soap like you'd use in the sink). Then just wash them like you're washing your hands, and then towel dry. You could probably use cold soapy water, but then your hands would get cold.

If that doesn't work, then I suppose a light brushing couldn't hurt, like maybe with an old soft-bristled toothbrush or something.

But, I think alcohol might be unnecessary.
Ya I think I will try that.

This is the price you pay for buying open box. Anyway check out the new pics.
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post #5 of 41
Doesn't look THAT bad.

Duckys ship dirty new.


Isopropyl is safe for everything but Filcos and real old vintage black keys. But the advantage of the coated padprinted Filcos over Lasers is the clear coat keeps the spooge paint lettering from getting dirty looking.
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post #6 of 41
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How do they get dirty like that new?
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The laser burns the plastic. The paint is infilled. Solvents in the paint mix with the charred plastic.

At least that's what I think is happening. All lasered keys look like bathwater from a homeless person.
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Aw come on Ripster... isn't that just the way all the keys look from the set this one was taken from? Like, isn't it colored that way on purpose?
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post #9 of 41
Put it in the dishwasher .
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haha maybe it is just the way the burnt plastic mixed with the white filling. I'll put it in the dishwasher like the post above suggested then tell you guys how the keyboard works after.
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