Coca cola in my keyboard


12 May 2020, 01:28

As the title says. I was clumsy and spilled Coca-cola on my keyboard. Its a Corsair with Cherry MX Reds in it. The switches have got sticky and scratchy.
I wonder if it is worth the time and effort to try and clean them, my first thought would be to buy an ultrasonic bath cleaner and desolder all the switches if it would be worth it.

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12 May 2020, 01:33

for the cost of a decent ultrasonic cleaner you could likely buy new switches, even if the prices are similar, cleaning the switches is a tedious process whereas replacing them would be a lot easier


12 May 2020, 18:01

Likely not worth it to desolder the switches, much less open and ultrasonic clean them.

Sadly, I would just replace the board. Press F on it one last time and buy a new one.

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The Tiproman

13 May 2020, 08:06

If the board is dead anyway, there's still one thing you could try:
simply cleaning the PCB (including[!] the switches) the way 7bit successfully did with his Tipro boards:

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