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Introduction

Use this guide for replacing faulty key switches on an Epomaker SK64S Keyboard.

If a certain character will not type while using the keyboard it might be a faulty switch or dirt has piled up. Replacing the switch and cleaning the keyboard will get the keyboard working.

No special skills are required.

Use replacement switches that are compatible with the board. In this case any Gateron optical switch will work.

  1. Do not disassemble keyboard if it is connected to a power source. Unplug the power cable. Unplug the power cable.
    • Do not disassemble keyboard if it is connected to a power source.

    • Unplug the power cable.

  2. Align the keycap puller with the keycap. Pull the keycap straight out. Remove all of the keys.
    • Align the keycap puller with the keycap.

    • Pull the keycap straight out.

    • Remove all of the keys.

  3. Fill the plastic container with water. Add two drops of dish soap. Put in the keycaps.
    • Fill the plastic container with water.

    • Add two drops of dish soap.

    • Put in the keycaps.

    • Let the keycaps soak for 30 minutes.

  4. Take the keycaps out. Place them on a paper towel. Let the keycaps dry out.
    • Take the keycaps out.

    • Place them on a paper towel.

    • Let the keycaps dry out.

  5. Use an alcohol wipe to soak the cotton swab. Clean the board by running the cotton swab along the board. Clean the board by running the cotton swab along the board.
    • Use an alcohol wipe to soak the cotton swab.

    • Clean the board by running the cotton swab along the board.

  6. Align the switch puller with the  faulty switch. Pull the switch straight out. Pull the switch straight out.
    • Align the switch puller with the faulty switch.

    • Pull the switch straight out.

  7. Align the new key switch. Push the key switch straight down. Push the key switch straight down.
    • Align the new key switch.

    • Push the key switch straight down.

  8. Align the keycap. Push the keycap straight down. Replace all the keycaps.
    • Align the keycap.

    • Push the keycap straight down.

    • Replace all the keycaps.

Conclusion

Type away!

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