Many people have asked us how to to reassemble the blank keycaps on our Ultimate keyboards. We’ve always warned to keep track of your keycaps when you’re trying to clean your board. This doesn’t always end up perfectly – like, your cat may end up walking all over your organized keycaps while you’re trying to clean your board…

One of our awesome fans wrote this quick guide for reassembling the keys on his Das Keyboard 3 Ultimate. (It should help for newer models, too!)

“How to Reassemble the Das Keyboard 3 Ultimate”

(Credit: Benjamin J DeLong)

I recently tried to clean my Das Keyboard, but got stuck at reassembly. Looking online, I found no solutions. I got some guidance from the Das Team on Twitter, but no precise solutions. So I managed to piece it together myself.

From the above picture, you can see that there are keys with R1 for the first row, plus dpad and period on the numpad. R2 includes the numpad and the special keys (highlighted in yellow, embossed with dashes and a period respectively from left to right). R3 includes the Del, End, PgDn buttons, and the top of the numpad. All the other keys have various numbers written on the back, and as far as I can tell, can fill any of the remaining spots. The other differently shaped keys should be self-explanatory, or at least easy enough to figure out.

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