I added liqueur to my mechanical keyboard and managed to clog up one of the switches (which can only be soldered out for separate cleaning) ... are there any ninja tricks to de-clog a switch without taking it out? I'm vaguely pondering if I could heat up the switch (and surroundings) with a hairdryer so the goo maybe liquifies again and flows out? But maybe this is both futile and dangerous in that other parts start melting or deforming that shouldn't :D


@fortifieduniverse @viennawriter @maikek @hanser @le_ArthurDent Mostly success! Switch was largely unstuck within 30 or so seconds of applying IPA while toggling the switch. It's not back to mint condition, in fact while writing this the key action got more rigid again, but I can use the key again for now, that's the critical success anyhow. :) Thanks again everyone for replying and boosting, you helped me out a great deal! \(^ヮ^)/

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@freebliss You're very welcome. A while ago I nerded myself into mechanical key switches and found several interesting comparison sites - in case you'll have to exchange it, maybe this will help.

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@viennawriter yay that's a great overview thanks! the mentioned hot-swappable switches are definitely something i'll be closely looking at if and when i need a new keyboard at some point :)

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Awesome! Glad the IPA worked! It's generally a miracle for flushing out or cleaning any sorts of gunked up electronics. You might just keep flushing it out periodically and i bet things work back out to near-mint-enough over time.

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