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Cleaning a Logitech LX 710 Keyboard

My wireless keyboard had become basically unusable. After having several sodas and coffees spilled on it, some of the keys were stuck and sometimes they would make it impossible to use the computer because they would fire repeated key press signals. Eventually it got to the point where I had to remove the batteries to prevent it from interfering with using the mouse. My stepson hooked up a wired keyboard that he wasn't using, which quickly became a nuisance because it would be left on a side table and the cords would block the path across the room.

Finally, it became clear that something needed to be done. I didn't feel like shelling out the $100+ for another good wireless keyboard, so I decided to try and clean the one that I have. Here are the steps that I took:

  1. Removed 14 black screws from the bottom cover. 11 of the screws are clearly visible and the other 3 are hidden under stickers, and can be accessed via slits in the sticker.
  2. Detached the top section (the keypad and keys) from the bottom section (the circuit board and membrane).
  3. Removed 18 silver screws to detach the front plate from the key panel.
  4. Popped out all the keys with a screwdriver from the back. Put all the keys into a bowl of soapy water to soak. Drained the water and placed all the keys on a towel to dry.
  5. Cleaned the panel that the keys attach to and let dry on a towel.
  6. Looked at my other LX 710 keyboard as a reference when popping the keys back in.
  7. Re-attached the front panel and then the back panel.
  8. Profited!

I used the follow link as a reference: http://www.computerforum.com/193702-cleaning-logitech-lx-710-a.html

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