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Microsoft SideWinder x6 Keyboard: Are the keys detachable for cleaning.
I been trying to pull one off but it seems really tightly fixed, i dont want to try too hard encase i break it frown.gif
So any one know from experience?
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Don't worry about it, you're good. just pop em off.
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post #3 of 11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by LingLing1337;12081683 
Don't worry about it, you're good. just pop em off.

biggrin.gif:p you are telling me this from experience with this keyboard?
and you are being serious and not joking, waiting for a laugh when i come back to complain my key board is broken?
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Bump Anyone please?
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post #5 of 11
The keys on just about any desktop keyboard will be detachable, the question is how much effort is required to remove them. I'd recommend Googling to see if anyone else has a guide on how to take them off. Odds are that if you having difficulty with removing them, at least one other person on the internet has too.
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I have yet to see a single keyboard in my 21 years on this planet that doesn't have detachable keys.

Is that good enough for you?
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by ch_123;12112492 
The keys on just about any desktop keyboard will be detachable, the question is how much effort is required to remove them. I'd recommend Googling to see if anyone else has a guide on how to take them off. Odds are that if you having difficulty with removing them, at least one other person on the internet has too.

I already had a look on google, i found one person blog who teaches you how to dismantal the whole keyboard by unscrewing it from the back etc.
But non that talks about removing just the keys.

I made a video to show how difficult it is to take it out.
Using a precision screwdriver.

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipTkj9P904c[/ame]

Quote:
Originally Posted by nathris;12112500 
I have yet to see a single keyboard in my 21 years on this planet that doesn't have detachable keys.

Is that good enough for you?

No, just need to know how to do it
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post #8 of 11
Yeah you just need more force. Be careful, the keys can fly off and get lost when they do come loose... lachen.gif.

I'd suggest a full size screwdriver though, it will distribute the pressure a little more evenly.
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post #9 of 11
I'd recommend two small screwdrivers, one at each end. Has worked for me with even the most fragile of keycaps.
Edited by ch_123 - 1/26/11 at 5:50am
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post #10 of 11
I've never failed to take a key off using a 2pence coin, just jam it down the bottom side of the key and pry the key off, just keep your other hand hovering over the key to stop it pinging backwards or up. otherwise you might find you have to crawl under a nasty spiderweb infested desk...
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