08-06-2009 12:06 PM
First off, I've had this keyboard forever, so there's no valid warranty to void by taking it apart. No worries there. o.<d
I've seen a few threads about the paint chipping off the keys, which is what's happening to my baby, but also replies that Logitech does not offer sets of replacement keys. That's a shame, because I've got some spare dollars that I'd gladly send them for a bag full of what's probably the least expensive and most easily shippable components in the device. One thread I came across that was marked as resolved by a mod referenced a sticky that no longer seems to exist.
Would anyone happen to know if there's a 3rd-party supplier where I get compatible keys that let the light through?
As for the cleaning, compressed air just isn't getting all the collected years of grossness out from between, or under the keys. [so much stray beard hairs >_<] Do you guys have any tips for pulling off the keys without damaging them or thekeyboard?
08-06-2009 01:01 PM
08-13-2009 12:08 PM
I had the same problem of years of filth builing up under my keys that made compressed air worthless. One night while I was bored I took a butter knife and popped all the keys off. I started on the left hand Ctrl key and worked along the bottom row to the right and then started over from the next row. I threw all the keys into a bowl of warm soapy water and took a damp cloth and cleaned the board. It was very easy and none of my keys were scratched or cracked when I was done.
There are some keys that have a wire under them. I think they were the Spacebar, Enter, Ctrl's. Caps, Backspace, number pad's +, Enter, and Insert. They may be more that I forgot. But it was no problem to put them back together. I think the whole process took just under an hour and my keyboard looked just like new when I was done. Other than the silver under the spacebar wearing off.
I don't know of any place that sells replacement keys but that would be nice. Good luck.