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Offline chx

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How to remove keycap(s) from the Ergo Pro?
« on: Sat, 30 July 2016, 16:31:22 »
My slash key only work intermittently and so I was thinking it needs cleaning (hopefully just that) but I can't seem to remove the keycap. Any tips?

Offline nateth

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Re: How to remove keycap(s) from the Ergo Pro?
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 30 July 2016, 16:36:41 »
Are you using a keypuller? If you don't have one available you can jerry rig one from a few paperclips.

http://lifehacker.com/make-a-diy-keycap-puller-out-of-two-paper-clips-585305038

Alps/Matias keycaps can be pretty tricky to pull off. Pull straight up and wiggle back and forth and it should come out.


Offline suicidal_orange

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Re: How to remove keycap(s) from the Ergo Pro?
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 31 July 2016, 06:33:41 »
Wire ones are better, lpwl has nice ones but he's out of stock - you could PM him and ask as it's nearly August.
                               
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Offline nemui

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Re: How to remove keycap(s) from the Ergo Pro?
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 31 July 2016, 19:58:51 »
Can confirm a simple wire keypuller worked for removing my Ergo Pro keycaps. It does, however, take a lot of jiggling to get the caps out because they seriously cling on to their stems!

Offline chx

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Re: How to remove keycap(s) from the Ergo Pro?
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 31 July 2016, 21:40:22 »
Well, today my keyboard gave me a nice birthday present and restored / functionality. What was that... I will get a wire one just in case it happens again. (And yes, I tried to unplug and plug it back yesterday before panicking.)