Safe to submerge switches in water?

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viivo

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I'm clearing out some old keyboards and have one with some nasty dirt and debris everywhere and in between, but the switches are plate mounted and I'm definitely not de-soldering them just to clean the plate.

Has anyone thrown a plate with switches into soapy water? I know I'll have to re-lube them, but I wonder how hard it is to get all the water out of every switch.
 

Ocellaris

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Disassemble the keyboard, wash the parts in the sink, then toss it in the oven at about 175 degrees for a while to help evaporate the water.
 

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Throw in dishwasher after its done take hair dryer to it. Has worked on every board ive tried
 
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