Introduction

This guide will go over how to replace the switches on a CM Quickfire Rapid keyboard.

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Image 1/2: This will void your warranty! Image 2/2: When inserting the screw after replacing the switch, make sure to not screw in too tight. This may cause erratic behavior with the keyboard.
  • Using a Philips #0 screwdriver, remove the .5cm screw from the back of the keyboard.

  • This will void your warranty!

  • When inserting the screw after replacing the switch, make sure to not screw in too tight. This may cause erratic behavior with the keyboard.

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  • Wedge a plastic opening tool between the rear plate and rim of the keyboard and slide it through the circled areas to separate the plastic hooks that mount the rim to the rear plate.

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  • Firmly grasp the bottom panel of the keyboard and carefully detach it from the rest of the board.

  • Do not put strain on the ribbon cable when lifting the bottom panel.

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  • Detach the 4-pin cable from the bottom panel of the keyboard.

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Image 1/1: Remove the switch and solder the new switch in place.
  • Desolder the joints holding the switch to the board.

  • Remove the switch and solder the new switch in place.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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