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October 29, 2015 - 11:46 pm - Posted by Sean

I recently restored my Apple IIgs Desktop Bus Keyboard (part number 658-4081 – older Alps version) and wanted to showcase the before and after pictures. Enjoy!

My first picture shows how the keyboard looked before restoration… a lot of yellowing on the case and specifically the space bar:

Apple IIGS Keyboard Restoration - Geek With Social Skills

In this next picture you can see the keyboard taken apart, the space bar removed and also the plastic spacer piece between the QWERTY keys and numeric keypad:

Apple IIGS Keyboard Restoration - Geek With Social Skills

This last picture shows my Apple IIgs keyboard reassembled after my special cleaning process… it looks so minty fresh and pretty close to brand new:

Apple IIGS Keyboard Restoration - Geek With Social Skills

In the future I’ll be sure do a follow up blog post with more details on how I achieved these amazing results, and before you ask, no, it wasn’t Retr0bright, but something less toxic.

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