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Old 03-16-2015, 11:11 AM
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Default K95 RGB Red switches very stiff, feel like Brown switch.

Hey all.
So I've had this K95 RGB for about 2-3 months and for a while now I realised the N key is very stiff and much harder to press down and takes longer to spring up than the rest of the keys, and now I'm noticing some other keys are starting to behave like this.

Why is this happening and how can I fix it?

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did you spill anything?
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did you spill anything?
Honestly, I spilt water on it and then the other keys started behaving like this but even before that the N key was stuffed.
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Honestly, I spilt water on it and then the other keys started behaving like this but even before that the N key was stuffed.
I dont know what the springs are made out of but i dont think it can be rust, try and get a RMA but water damage is not covered under warranty
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I dont know what the springs are made out of but i dont think it can be rust, try and get a RMA but water damage is not covered under warranty
I don't think they are damaged, I just think the water may have removed any lubrication for a smooth press. I have some machine oil here, can I just pour a tiny bit right on the switch? Would that void the warranty?
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:35 AM
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I don't think they are damaged, I just think the water may have removed any lubrication for a smooth press. I have some machine oil here, can I just pour a tiny bit right on the switch? Would that void the warranty?
Idk i never oiled my keys look online to see what you should and shouldnt be pouring on them
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Old 03-17-2015, 02:41 AM
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I don't think a drop of wd40 would do any harm as its a cleaner and degreaser, just a drop on your finger then drop into the small gaps around the switch.
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I don't think a drop of wd40 would do any harm as its a cleaner and degreaser, just a drop on your finger then drop into the small gaps around the switch.
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Idk i never oiled my keys look online to see what you should and shouldnt be pouring on them
I looked it up and you can use machine oil. I put a tiny drop in one of the keys and it didn't help a single bit :'(
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I looked it up and you can use machine oil. I put a tiny drop in one of the keys and it didn't help a single bit :'(
Go ahead and contact Corsair James or Corsair support. If the issue was happening before you spilled the water, then you'll likely get an RMA. Even if it wasn't, your chances are still pretty good, as Cherry switches aren't really supposed to get damaged by a water spill.
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Go ahead and contact Corsair James or Corsair support. If the issue was happening before you spilled the water, then you'll likely get an RMA. Even if it wasn't, your chances are still pretty good, as Cherry switches aren't really supposed to get damaged by a water spill.
Thanks for that, I just fired off a PM to James now. Wish me luck :)
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Thanks for that, I just fired off a PM to James now. Wish me luck :)
James is a good guy, he'll probably hook you up with something. xD
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:03 PM
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None of the Cherry switches need any type of grease or lubricant as they're tested and designed by Cherry for 50+ million key presses (they actually tested it 50 million times too).

Due to the key's raised design, water won't damage the switch but it will affect the PCB since it is exposed. Even a small drop of water can damage the keyboard while it is on so always ensure you don't have any cups around the peripheral.
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Water wont damage anything provided you dry it out first, my motherboard got soaked in tap water recently while doing a pump test, the stupid thing leaked and soaked it like a fire hose, i washed the whole motherboard with fairy liquid and warm water to wash away any gunk in the water, then put it in the oven for 20 minutes at 150c, been doing this for years theres really nothing to worry about if you dry it off properly.

DONT do this with intel motherboards, they have cpu socket pins that are so fragile its unreal, while AMD use ZIF sockets (better)
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Water wont damage anything provided you dry it out first, my motherboard got soaked in tap water recently while doing a pump test, the stupid thing leaked and soaked it like a fire hose, i washed the whole motherboard with fairy liquid and warm water to wash away any gunk in the water, then put it in the oven for 20 minutes at 150c, been doing this for years theres really nothing to worry about if you dry it off properly.

DONT do this with intel motherboards, they have cpu socket pins that are so fragile its unreal, while AMD use ZIF sockets (better)
Mmmmmm, baked motherboards.
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Eh well of mobos are designed to be protected against water since frying a 600-700$ Mobo os not the same as breaking a keyboard pcb.
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