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GMMK 1 - Cleaning Guide

Tools Required

  • Keycap Puller

  • Switch Puller

  • #0 Phillips Screwdriver

  • Glorious Cleaning Kit (Blower, Microfiber cloth, Brush) 

  • 70% Isopropyl alcohol

  • Cotton Swabs 


Cleaning the Keyboard 

Step 1: Remove keycaps with the keycap puller. 


Step 2: Remove the switches using the switch puller

Step 3: The outer edges and bottom of the keyboard may be wiped with the microfiber cloth. 

Step 4: Using the brush, agitate and brush the dirt or debris from the switch plate and PCB. 

Step 5: Using the blower, blow air over the switch plate to clean away loose dirt and debris. 

Step 6: Wipe the surface of the switch plate with the microfiber cloth to clear any additional dust or contaminants.

Step 7: For deeper cleaning, use a small amount of 70% isopropyl alcohol and a cotton swab. 
Saturate the end of the cotton swab with the alcohol. 

Step 8: Working in small sections, apply the alcohol to the switch plate surface, scrubbing gently to loosen any dirt or contaminants. 

  • Wipe away any loosened dirt or excess alcohol with the microfiber towel. 
  • Change cotton swabs as needed to enhance cleaning effectiveness. 


Step 9: Clean around the switch ports using the same gentle scrubbing method. 
The surface of the PCB may be cleaned in this manner as well. 


Step 10: Reassemble the Keyboard

NOTE: Allow any trace amounts of alcohol to evaporate completely before reassembly.