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How to Clean, Upgrade, Repair, Mod, Disassemble an Apple Computer Keyboard

Do you need to clean, upgrade, mod or repair your Apple Computer Inc. [external link] computer keyboard? Here is a collection of free take apart instructions, disassembly pictures, upgrade and repair manuals, as well as do-it-yourself (DIY) tips and tricks for computer keyboards.

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Apple iMac Keyboard [external link]Clean It Out With Soap: Return Your Keyboard To Pristine Beauty.
Apple iMac Keyboard [external link]HOW-TO: Cleaning the Apple Keyboard: there comes a time, when your shiny white Apple keyboard gets so dirty that you can't bear one second more.
Apple iMac Keyboard M2452 [external link]It is difficult to do the keyboard disassembly in a non-destructive fashion, especially for the 3rd. or 4th. or more repair attempt. All four of the black screws on the bottom/back side need to come out. For the reassembly, it can help to know that the two larger screws with the separate washers go near the USB ports, and the smaller shoulder screws with the built-in washers go on the outside corners.
Apple USB Keyboard (M2452) [external link]A completely illustrated step-by-step disassembling and cleaning guide.
Apple USB Keyboard [external link]Disassembly, cleaning and repairing the left control key.
Apple USB Keyboard [external link]A step-by-step take apart and cleaning showing how to recover the keyboard from a water damage.
Apple Pro Keyboard [external link]An illustrated disassembling, cleaning and repairing manual.
Apple Keyboard [external link]An illustrated step-by-step take apart guide.
Apple Keyboard [external link]Making a glowing keyboard by soldering two LEDs into it (includes an illustrated opening tutorial).
Apple Mac Plus Keyboard [external link]Fixing dead keyboards is easy (and cheap). How to solder keyboard switches.
Apple Extended Keyboard [external link]How to dissect and clean the keyboard.
Apple Extended Keyboard II [external link]Fixing problems with the ADB connector.
Apple Extended Keyboard II [external link]Sequel to a Legend: take apart and cleaning guide.

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