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Cdeforrest
California, USA

Posted Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:40 pm

Overmann wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:54 am
intric8 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:51 am
I did not lubricate anything. Are your springs corroded? Or are the plastic switches/sleeves making the noise?

I have considered squirting white grease (lithium grease) or electric cleaner (contact cleaner) into them but man.. I have no idea if thats a good idea, and this thing is no common USB-keyboard.. I really don't want to screw it up!

This is yet another thing DeOxit is good for.. My barely functional, filthy A1000 keyboard went through the dishwasher & got DeOxit down all the switches. Much better now!
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Overmann

Posted Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:24 am

Cdeforrest wrote:
Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:40 pm
Overmann wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:54 am
intric8 wrote:
Fri May 22, 2020 9:51 am
I did not lubricate anything. Are your springs corroded? Or are the plastic switches/sleeves making the noise?

I have considered squirting white grease (lithium grease) or electric cleaner (contact cleaner) into them but man.. I have no idea if thats a good idea, and this thing is no common USB-keyboard.. I really don't want to screw it up!

This is yet another thing DeOxit is good for.. My barely functional, filthy A1000 keyboard went through the dishwasher & got DeOxit down all the switches. Much better now!
I don't know what an alternative to deoxit would be for us non-americans. The product descriptions that I've found are a litt vague. :P

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dalek

Posted Fri Sep 11, 2020 3:03 pm

Overmann wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:24 am
I don't know what an alternative to deoxit would be for us non-americans. The product descriptions that I've found are a litt vague. :P
De-oxit is just a brand. It's just 'contact cleaner' or 'electrical contact cleaner'.

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jdryyz

Posted Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:17 pm

And here is my clean up job.

I will require some replacement key switches due to some stickiness I could not resolve.

I will also attempt a retrobright but experience has shown that when it gets this yellowed, sunlight alone won't be enough. I will probably have to do the submersion method. The A1000 case is worse.
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