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RBS Keyboard cleaning

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Wever75, Dec 14, 2016.

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  1. Wever75

    Wever75 Member

    Hey guys, a couple nights ago I knocked a Red Bull over ontop of my razer blade stealth keyboard. I noticed a day or two later that the bottom keys were very sticky and mushy and same with my track pad. I opened up the back cover of the RBS and lifted up the better and cleaned under the battery by the trackpad all of the sticky, syrupy, Red Bull :slightly_sad:. Any way to remove the rest from underneath the keys or take the keys off and clean them?
  2. MrBigStuff

    MrBigStuff Member

    Ouch,I spilt a lot of coke on my keyboard a couple months back,ironically I was tilting the mug to see if there was anything in it,I took off all the keycaps and dried it quickly with some paper towels,left it out in the sun for half an hour and it was fine.
    Why did you wait til the next day to clean it?
  3. Wever75

    Wever75 Member

    I wasn't thinking sadly. I wiped it down but that didn't help and I had no clue how to tear the PC apart to clean it
  4. pillowism

    pillowism Active Member

    im scared to remove my keys off my RBS because i might break the keys or something, but i just wanted to check if there was actually lighting under the spacebar, and it seems as if it does, i tried to look of videos of Key removal on razer blade stealth but couldn't find any ;~;
  5. well you could remove the key caps and wipe with alcohol, or soak the keyboard with at least 90% alcohol and pour out the alcohol then let your blade dry for a week or two.

    also be sure to remove the battery and replace the thermal compound.
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  6. pillowism

    pillowism Active Member

    How does one remove the key caps without the breaking a key?
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  7. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    I'd like to know this as well. Can you actually remove the Blade's keycaps? Those scissor switch chiclet keys on laptops are difficult to remove/replace.
    Not so sure this is a good idea. I've heard about some people getting worse temps after repasting.
    Look up contact cleaner. That might help you get into those tight spaces you can't reach. You may be able to disassemble the entire machine to the keyboard, but I'm not sure how easy this will be as I haven't seen any full teardowns of the RBS yet. This is the furthest it goes:
  8. i dont have the blade but i do have a laptop. the keys just need a little bit of force.
  9. pillowism

    pillowism Active Member

    Without breaking it? Are you able to put them(The chiclet keys) back, if so than how?
  10. Psyjin

    Psyjin Well-Known Member

    Apparently with a little bit of force 020.gif
  11. All you need is a small screwdriver or any other small, object that you can use as a lever. Start at the top left of the key, pry it up gently, then pull backwards until the key twitches slightly. That's the keycap connected to the scissor-switch. You want to pop the keycap off and leave the spring below in place. Pry upwards gently, and the keycap should come lose. If not, try pulling the screwdriver a bit farther up (you need to by prying on the last tiny bit of the keycap.).

    After that, do the same thing on the left corner too, and the keycap should just pop off. Note the two little clips on the bottom of the upside down keycap above -- those are what you are trying to detach. Check the spring below (it should be connected on the two top corners).

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  12. aab010799

    aab010799 Active Member

    Is it the same for the Blade 14? Interested if I can easily take my keycaps off without destroying them in the process.
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