Suitable Cleaning Solutions
- Mixture of isopropyl alcohol and water. Dilute the solution to around 30% alcohol.
- A small amount of mild detergent mixed with water. Solution should not leave any residue.
Surfaces of keyboard should be cleaned regularly.
- Wipe down your keyboard and keycap surfaces with a damp cloth. A cleaning solution can be used if there is excessive grease or oils.
- Compressed air can be used to remove debris from around and under the keycaps.
Perform as needed to remove excessive build up of dirt and debris under your keycaps.
- Remove keycaps.
- Remove loose debris with compressed air.
- Use a nylon brush to remove any stuck debris.
- Wipe down plate with clothed dampened with a cleaning solution.
- Clean and lubricate stabilizers.
- Let air dry.
- Install keycaps.
If liquids or debris gets inside one of your switches, the action may be altered. In some cases, it may be possible to clean the switch.
- Remove the keycap of the affected switch.
- Hold down the stem of the switch and drip 1 or 2 drops of cleaning solution into the switch.
- Work the switch 20-30 times.
- Wipe off excess cleaning with dry cloth.
- Hold down the stem of the switch and use compressed air to blow out excess liquid.
- Let air dry completely.
- Replace steps 2-5 as necessary.
- Install keycaps.
Cleaning and Lubricating Stabilizers
- Remove keycap.
- Wipe off old grease from the stabilizer bar, the white inserts under the keycap, and inside the black clips on the keyboard.
- Apply a small bead (about half a grain of rice) of silicone grease in the middle of each white insert.
- Apply a thin coat of grease along the insides of the black clips on the keyboard.
- Reinstall keycap.
- DO NOT have prolonged exposure to alcohol or detergents. Make sure the keyboard thoroughly dried after cleaning.
- DO NOT use a blow dryer or heat gun to dry your keyboard. Doing so may warp the keycaps.
- DO NOT soak your keycaps in alcohol. The UV coating on your keys can be damaged.