Author Topic: I have a ducky shine with all keycaps removed. How do I clean in between the caps?  (Read 537 times)

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Offline Moleboy

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I uhhh, a few weeks ago spilled a very small amount of hot chocolate in between the keys. I ran out of compressed air, but even with it, I couldn't clean some of the stickier stuff. I'm trying to clean it out thoroughly, and I can take a picture, it isn't terribly gross since I already once-overed it...but any recommendations?

Online turtle

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your ducky should have came with a keycap puller... this way you can get to the switches a lot easier.. hope this helps

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your ducky should have came with a keycap puller... this way you can get to the switches a lot easier.. hope this helps

M'dear, he already has all the caps removed, as per the title  :p :p :p

I uhhh, a few weeks ago spilled a very small amount of hot chocolate in between the keys. I ran out of compressed air, but even with it, I couldn't clean some of the stickier stuff. I'm trying to clean it out thoroughly, and I can take a picture, it isn't terribly gross since I already once-overed it...but any recommendations?

If its a very small amount of stuff, I suppose you can take a cotton swab and work at it slowly......

Online turtle

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Sorry, too early in the morning for me. What you need to do is remove the cherry switches.. In order to do that you either need a flathead screwdriver or binder clips. There 2 clips on each side that you carefully losen to pull it out. Here is a clip on how to remove it.
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The ducky shine is pcb mounted?
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The ducky shine is pcb mounted?

yea your right >.< your gonna have to desolder the board to get the switches out.

Offline firebt

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The ducky shine is pcb mounted?

yea your right >.< your gonna have to desolder the board to get the switches out.

PCB mounted is fine, its plate-mounted that's the issue.  On the worse note, your Ducky Shine (mine as well) is dual PCB plate-mounted.  That means that it does have pins and also must be desoldered to remove.  There should be a video online of someone disassembling their Ducky YoTD so check that out.  One thing is that with the newer ones, they put a sticker over one of the holes to get access to screw so you void your warranty, but that's only good for a year anyway. 

If you plan to go this route, make sure to pick up a decent soldering iron (Weller is a great brand), good electronic solder that's thin (less heat transfer to other heat sensitive parts), and also a good desoldering iron.  I've heard the radioshack ones are decent, they are about $15, but you can always spring for a $200+ one with an electronic vacuum pump lol.
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