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Old Solidtek ACK-595 keyboard needs maintenance

I have an old, used Solidtek ACK-595 keyboard that has a 5-pin DIN connector, with a PS2 adapter. It is very stiff. Many keys do not depress when struck anywhere but directly down. Can the keyboard action be lubricated? I need a small PS2 mini-keyboard, and they are scarce, so I'd like to utilize this one, but it's almost unusable as is.

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You may be able to pry the keys off one at a time and clean them. If that does not work I would buy a new keyboard. Here is one for $20.95. http://www.axiontech.com/prdt.php?item=8918 I found plenty more by searching Google with the term, Solidtek ACK-595

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Yes you can lubricate the buttons by simply popping them off and using some sort of gear grease, white Lithium grease works great. just apply a small bead on the bottom tip of the key and reinsert it.......those older keyboards are set up a little different so they do need cleaning too. While you have all the buttons off, take the time to clean the entire keyboard as thoroughly as possible with an old toothbrush and some isopropol alcohol. when u get it all back together you will prolly still have to depress the buttons a little harder than you would expect, thats just how they are.
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