Steps to Change the Keycaps for a Keyboard


You may have just bought keycaps for your computer and are searching for instructions for installation. This guide will help you understand each step to changing the caps on your keyboard in depth. The process of changing the caps isn’t easy, but it can take between 30 and 45 minutes for the full-sized keyboard and significantly smaller for smaller keyboards like a TKL or a smaller keyboard

If this hasn’t sounded like it’s too difficult and you’re keen to master the art of making the keyboard completely blank. Update your keycap or replace the damaged key cap. Use this guide and you might find yourself enjoying it. The point is that you’ll be convinced you’ve discovered something new to do!

Step 1: Take off the Keys from Your Keyboard.

Keyboard without Keycaps

Pro Tips: If you are planning to reuse the keycap set for another time. It is suggested that after you have removed each keycap you save them in order. You can after that, put them back into the package in the order the new keycap set comes with. So you will not have to wait until the when you need to utilize the same keycaps again. This is particularly important in the case of taking off blank keycaps that you could reuse.

How do you remove keycaps?

Removal of Keycaps using Stabilizers

The most popular type of stabilizer is a bar that connects to both the left and right sides of the internals of the keyboard that then bends to join two plastic inserts that fit into the cap of the e4300 keyboard. The most popular keys with stabilizers are the backspace button on the row of numbers, entering the key. The two shift keys and the spacebar and the symbol for plus on the number pad along with the entry key for the number pad. Most of the time the tiny plastic inserts inside the caps of the keys will come away when pulling upwards on the keycap. However, with earlier Das Keyboard models these inserts do not release and you’ll require bending the keycap before removing it to the stabilizing bar.

Step 2: Clean Disassembled Keyboard

How do you clean a keyboard that does not have keycaps?

When all keys have been eliminated from your keyboard you’ll get the chance to remove all dust. And crumbs that have accumulated in the spaces between switches. The first step is to remove all stabilizer inserts that are in the stabilizer bars to ensure they don’t get blown out of the way. And then use an air-duster container specially designed for electronic devices, like Ezone, to rid the keyboard of the remainder. After you’ve sprayed the keyboard using the air duster then you’ll be able to use the microfiber cloth that you own and scrub the area between the switches a bit more thoroughly before spraying the keyboard again. computer

Step 3: How to Connect Stabilizers and Keys

If you own Cherry stabilizers but don’t have stabilizer bars or inserts into your keycap, this is a simple step to do. Simply place the large keys on the switches and proceed to the second step.

How to connect an instrument stabilizer to a keyboard?

There are two approaches that can be used for making this process more simple. If you attempt to remove a stabilizer bar from the keyboard and it pops out without difficulty. It might be more convenient to place the stabilizer bar in. And then insert it into the keycap first and then snap the bar to secure it to the 531990-001 keyboard. While keeping the keycap in place. Keep the keycap in place so that the inscription appears facing you. Move the bar to the proper position using your fingers before snapping it in place. Be aware that the portion attached to the stabilizer bar to the keyboard can only move in one direction. So that the angle of the bar can provide the space needed for the lower part of the switch.

Connecting the stabilizer to the keyboard

Follow this process or replace all of the keycaps with stabilizers and proceed to add the rest of the keycaps.

Step 4: How to Add the Rest of the Keycaps

It is difficult to figure out which direction keys should be going, for example, the Arrow keys. One way to determine this is to determine where the cap is most narrow and which is moving downwards. The downward slope of the cap should be toward the back of the keyboard which is in the direction of that F1-F12 row.

Step 5: New Keycaps on Your Keyboard

Once you’ve added the new keyboard keys you’re ready to begin typing. If you’re keen to test new keycaps and you’ll be able to include them on your keyboard within a matter of minutes. With various types of materials like ABS, rubber PBT or ABS You may notice that your keyboard feels slightly different, but also has a different sound. Best of luck and enjoy typing!