Acorn Electron Base Unit.

Stripdown, cleaning and re-assembly.

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An Acorn Electron ready for a clean-up.

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First, remove the 4 screws indicated in the base of the unit.

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Next, pivot the top half of the case forward and remove the keyboard ribbon cable by gripping at its ends and working it off. It will more than likely be tight.

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Remove the keyboard assembly from the top half of the case by removing the 5 screws highlighted in this image.

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A view of the keyboard assembly removed.

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Remove the keys one at a time by gripping hold of them and pulling upwards. Some will come off easily but some will take quite a force.

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Dust, then wipe the keyboard chassis with a damp cloth. Then take a damp cloth to the keys. Not the best of images but you can see the difference.

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