If you’ve decided to desolder a keyboard, you may be thinking that the process is going
to be incredibly complicated and challenging — but you’ve never backed down
from something hard in your life. Besides being able to say you can do it,
maybe you want a keyboard that is customized to your wants and needs.
Your reason for
wanting to know how to desolder
a keyboard doesn’t really affect how you’d do it, and once you get into the
process, you’ll discover it wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be. Following
step-by-step instructions, you should be able to desolder your keyboard and
create something new.
Once you have all your tools in place, you’re ready to begin the steps to desolder your keyboard.
Step 1: Take the Keyboard Apart
For disassembling your keyboard, you’ll need to remove the keycaps from the switches. Since these are made from fine plastic,
it’s advised that you store them in a secure location away from the heat of your soldering iron.After the keycaps have been removed,
you’ll then need to remove the casing by removing the screws, which are typically found on the underside of the keyboard.
It’s possible the screws are underneath the rubber feet. Once the casing has been removed, you will then remove the PCB from the
mounting posts by removing the screws that hold it in place.
Step 2: Place Your Items on a Heat-Insulted Mat
Step 3: Find the Switches that Need to be Desoldered
Step 4: Prepare Your Soldering Iron and Sucker
Step 5: Desolder the Keyboard