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How do you disassemble a Microsoft Natural Ergo. Keyboard 4000?

I own one of these keyboards, and am very fond of it, but when I tried to disassemble it in order to clean the various components (remove crumbs, dust, etc.), I encountered a great deal of resistance around the zoom slider in the middle of the keyboard. (This is, obviously, after removing all visible screws, both in the back and after removing the wrist-rests.) I stopped and reattached all the screws after doing so, as I didn't want to risk breaking an un-repairable plastic component.

Has anyone managed to get their keyboard fully apart, and if so, how?

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As mentioned, there are more screws under the spacebar. The only way to safely get the spacebar off is to wedge a flat blade into the front centre of the spacebar and lever it off. If you try to pull or lever it from anywhere else you'll just snap something off it.

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You need to pop the spacebar off and then you will see four retaining screws under it. Once you remove that you should able to pop off the keyboard entirely.

Posted on Aug 11, 2009

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