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A guide showing how to disassemble and clean a Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard.

A guide showing how to disassemble and clean a Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard. You will need a spudger to remove the keys. An IC mounting tool can be helpful in replacing them. You will need a spudger to remove the keys. An IC mounting tool can be helpful in replacing them.
  • A guide showing how to disassemble and clean a Microsoft Natural Multimedia Keyboard.

  • You will need a spudger to remove the keys. An IC mounting tool can be helpful in replacing them.

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Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the keys off the keyboard. Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the keys off the keyboard. Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the keys off the keyboard.
  • Use the flat end of a spudger to pop the keys off the keyboard.

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Wider keys will have a retaining bar, take note of how they come off to make reassembly easier. Continue removing keys. Continue removing keys.
  • Wider keys will have a retaining bar, take note of how they come off to make reassembly easier.

  • Continue removing keys.

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Remove the 10 screws from the bottom of the keyboard. Remove the upper button assembly. Remove the upper button assembly.
  • Remove the 10 screws from the bottom of the keyboard.

  • Remove the upper button assembly.

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Use the tip of a spudger to push the upper button assembly buttons out from the back. Use the tip of a spudger to push the upper button assembly buttons out from the back. Use the tip of a spudger to push the upper button assembly buttons out from the back.
  • Use the tip of a spudger to push the upper button assembly buttons out from the back.

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Remove the flexible keypad from the key caddy assembly. The key caddies can be washed in the sink. The key caddies can be washed in the sink.
  • Remove the flexible keypad from the key caddy assembly.

  • The key caddies can be washed in the sink.

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The keys can also be washed.
  • The keys can also be washed.

  • Remove the metal retaining clips before washing to prevent rust.

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Conclusion

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

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Thank you so much! I had never done this before and was very confused by the retaining bar.

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