Introduction

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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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