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Keyboard Keys Are Sticky And Hard To Press Down


Well green tea to be exact. And now the e and s keys are sticky and hard to press down. Literally just a few drops. I immediately turned the keyboard upside down and started banging on it to get it out, but i guess it just wasn't good enough. It's a saitek eclipse ii. Should i attempt to take it apart? Or do the keys pop off somehow, and if so, what tools would i need to pull them without damaging anything? Or am i just completely screwed?

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