Reviving my favorite mechanical keyboard - DIY Keyboard Repair

  • Published on Feb 18, 2016
  • Luke's old Ducky DK9008 mechanical keyboard broke a while back, and he REALLY wanted to start using it again...
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  • cryptnotic
    cryptnotic 2 days ago +1

    NOT EVEN CLOSE to enough hot glue. You need to cover that thing everywhere except the inside of the USB connector.

  • ForeverMasterless
    ForeverMasterless 21 day ago

    That is 1000% weed scraps inside his keyboard. I uhhh...speak from experience.

  • ĐM
    ĐM 23 days ago

    Watching this in 2019...
    I really miss luke.
    At least there's WAN show.

  • Nathan Raymakers
    Nathan Raymakers 25 days ago

    Full metal jacket?

  • Jill Stingray is precious


    (not really but compared to generic gaming brands-)

  • Devansh Jangid
    Devansh Jangid 28 days ago

    He didn't say "It's got some weight to it"........ I miss it.......

  • Nigel Reeves
    Nigel Reeves 29 days ago

    I miss Luke so much :(

  • Pablo Sorbara
    Pablo Sorbara Month ago

    Nice Full Metal Jacket reference there!

  • STNL_Stainless
    STNL_Stainless Month ago

    i managed to spill my drink on my keyboard once, thought it was ok after drying it a bit, then i pressed enter and "ehnsjlhd¨g"
    was like "eh fuck it, its broken anyways." so i tried getting the soda away from the connections by putting it under the tap, and it worked

    happened again later, with a cup on instant noodles, which instantly made every single key press, and opened around 20 new desktops...
    ran it under the sink again and it works completely fine, with only one RGB missing the blue, and some keys double pressing (esc and 111)

  • Max Power
    Max Power Month ago

    thats deff old weed in that keyboard lmaoo

  • Alex Nasteski
    Alex Nasteski Month ago

    I miss Luke's videos

  • Alex Volpe
    Alex Volpe Month ago

    Yo Luke like sc2

  • Hylke Oosterdijk
    Hylke Oosterdijk Month ago

    i tought it was ''Linus Tech Tips'' not Luke's Tech Tips.....

  • Luuk Peters
    Luuk Peters Month ago


  • Vikram Banerjee
    Vikram Banerjee Month ago

    this video is stupid. doing some actual repairwork would be more educational and informative. till 6:41 all i saw was Luke making a fool of himself.

  • Martin Mikkelsen
    Martin Mikkelsen Month ago

    is there nobody who havent been brainwashed by the mechanical keyboard wave? isnt there someone who actually review modern keyboards instead of this outdated bullshit that you have to lubricate to even function semi decent... you see lubricate doesnt make it smooth... it just make it less scratchy...

  • Mushroomstamp
    Mushroomstamp Month ago

    Ducky ftw

  • screetchgamer
    screetchgamer 2 months ago

    Eww cherry switches

  • Daniel McKenzie
    Daniel McKenzie 2 months ago

    Does anybody know the keycap set he has, or a similar one?

  • LustOrBbopuff
    LustOrBbopuff 3 months ago

    Dang Linus hit puberty

  • onecleangti
    onecleangti 3 months ago

    I just did a similar retrofit to my older razer 2012 blackwidow. Swapped the mx blues for Zealios 67grams and cleaned the keycaps up

  • Stugem S
    Stugem S 3 months ago

    were you trying to do a mr krabs voice in the sponsor part?

  • pieroog
    pieroog 3 months ago

    even LiquidNony's signature in there.... respects man!

  • Greg
    Greg 3 months ago

    I have 2 of these. They were cheap and are so damn good. I have one with brown and one with blue switches. One of mine broke after a nephew poured is drink all over it. I had tore it apart and used isopropyl to clean it out and blew the dust off. Worked great after that. It's at least robust too

  • L0vac
    L0vac 3 months ago

    Every time I see a G710+ I feel so sorry I've sold mine. Still the best one labeled as "gaming" along with K95 which is just too expensive.

  • Charlie Gallie
    Charlie Gallie 3 months ago

    6:32 damnit, my hitman missed.

  • Scoon
    Scoon 3 months ago

    This is the first LTT video I’ve ever seen where someone legit tries to fix something

  • Franco Mattioda
    Franco Mattioda 3 months ago

    What the fuck!!!? Hear this, I ended up on this vid while searching for a way to fix my "C" key because it's red led had been out for like a month, welp, this wasn't about my issue but I watched it anyway because anything LTT is always fun; by the 10 minutes mark I looked down and... I SHIT YOU NOT THE "C" WAS BLINKING IN RED AGAIN! WHAT THE HELL!? Is this Linus Tech Miracles now!?
    God bless Luke!!!

  • Flykope
    Flykope 4 months ago

    Nice Full Metal Jacket reference

  • Suryansh Patel
    Suryansh Patel 4 months ago

    Can someone tell me what switch are those?

    • Chaz
      Chaz 4 months ago

      cherry mx blues

  • Finraziel
    Finraziel 4 months ago

    Watching this three years later, still same sponsor message basically.

  • Hanx17au
    Hanx17au 4 months ago

    Your bleeding

  • xerexbtw
    xerexbtw 4 months ago

    7:42 that background tho

  • David Hoffnung
    David Hoffnung 4 months ago

    Well *I* like your keyboard, Luke.

  • Rikkan4
    Rikkan4 5 months ago

    I miss luke

  • Congminh Nguyen
    Congminh Nguyen 5 months ago

    keycap con cặc :)))

  • Alex Schettino
    Alex Schettino 5 months ago

    Keyboard passion is very real. I learned this building a PC

  • Skuirrelium
    Skuirrelium 5 months ago

    damn, that clack

    VICTOR RAMOS 5 months ago


  • Bobcat665
    Bobcat665 5 months ago

    S P I F F Y

  • L0MAH
    L0MAH 5 months ago

    what switches are in ther?

  • ClanBez
    ClanBez 5 months ago +1

    now i'm pissed... i have a legit favorite keyboard that needs repaired and Luke wasted my time on a freaking usb connection.

  • ClanBez
    ClanBez 5 months ago

    definitely blues

  • ClanBez
    ClanBez 5 months ago

    and you're full of shit Luke. If that was your favorite keyboard, you used it wearing cotton gloves at all times lol. We fuking know what favorite keyboards end up looking like and it's not that.

  • Jonathan Isenhower
    Jonathan Isenhower 5 months ago

    I miss Luke

  • wooosh me if ur gay
    wooosh me if ur gay 5 months ago +1

    or just buy a same new keyboard

  • clarisa borden
    clarisa borden 5 months ago

    Thank you, you’ve inspired me to take apart my keyboard today. My favorite keyboard is the Logitech g15 gaming keyboard.
    I had problems with the “I” key with it not responding to key presses. All of the other buttons seemed fine but this puzzled me and I just looked for a replacement keyboard.
    I wasn’t sure how to see about getting it fixed, it was just waiting for my tech pile to get big enough to call the “pick up your crap” tech recycling guys.
    I took it apart and it was very interesting what the keyboard components are. I hope the solution to my fix will get my baby working again.

  • Ponckenzy
    Ponckenzy 5 months ago

    Lol the start is from how to train ur dragon

  • Sweet Life of FRED
    Sweet Life of FRED 6 months ago

    That is the key board for me..... I love it.... Lend it to me????

  • Jacob Zimmerman
    Jacob Zimmerman 6 months ago

    I certainly love the sound of that keyboard. Sounds like it might feel weird to me, though.

  • nortin65537
    nortin65537 6 months ago

    That T-Shirt reminds me this song:
    Devin Townsend Project - Disruptr
    And in next album song "Gato" Devin presents himself as a cat lover :-D
    Disruptr lyrics part:
    I come from the
    Center of the universe
    And I have no time for these
    Symptoms of your universe
    I come from the
    And I have no time for these

  • Basos
    Basos 6 months ago

    Too bad it's mx blues

  • Ryan Zuppardi
    Ryan Zuppardi 6 months ago

    Nick’s typing just made me happy.

  • Zack Tyler
    Zack Tyler 6 months ago

    I miss this Luke. Floatplane Luke is boring.

  • Zychrax
    Zychrax 6 months ago

    6:09 *dabs*

  • oWoツ
    oWoツ 6 months ago

    Me and him both have the logitech g502 hero mouse

  • Chih-chun Wu
    Chih-chun Wu 6 months ago

    WOW! I do not expect that your favorite keyboard is from brand of Taiwan and manufactured in Taiwan. I am glad you like it.

  • bish arse
    bish arse 6 months ago

    This dude is retarded

  • Litzy'sFitzys
    Litzy'sFitzys 6 months ago

    I swear the only reason I watch these videos for the witty comment in the intro.

  • Dayne Close
    Dayne Close 7 months ago

    Alps SKCM Blue squad represent.

  • audax989
    audax989 7 months ago

    that spacebar rattle tho

  • Black Supremacist
    Black Supremacist 7 months ago

    so you just opened a keyboard, cleaned it a bit and put it back and now you think uve done a good job, wow u are an absolute idiot my fr if you think this will help some1. How about u try replace the mechanical switches?!

  • Samin Hossain
    Samin Hossain 7 months ago

    I loved Luke. Sad he left for floatplane. :.(

  • Derek Fletcher
    Derek Fletcher 7 months ago

    this is my favourite luke review.

  • PolareHare
    PolareHare 7 months ago

    1:47 are those qc 15s?!

  • galkanftw
    galkanftw 7 months ago

    It sounds liek the one i have too clunky and noisy,to me these kind sound like very cheap keyboards,i'm about to replace mine as i type.

  • galkanftw
    galkanftw 7 months ago

    DAY9 is a huge sellout money streamer.Thought he was cool for a bit then saw what he is all about.

  • Technology Pedant
    Technology Pedant 7 months ago

    If you play this video at 0.25 speed, you get a 44 minute long horror movie.

  • Star Sailor
    Star Sailor 7 months ago

    I want those keycaps

  • The Rεal Hal Jordan
    The Rεal Hal Jordan 7 months ago

    If it's special to you why put it under more stress? Put in display and treat yourself with a new keyboard

  • Kyle Hancock
    Kyle Hancock 7 months ago

    Can we get a little more Luke?

  • FullFledged2010
    FullFledged2010 7 months ago

    The lag is probably there because of the usb extension cord you're using ;)
    I hate those things, always giving me issues..

  • Ninja Turnip
    Ninja Turnip 7 months ago

    +1 for DayMom signature, probably the rarest one.

  • Dan Brown
    Dan Brown 8 months ago

    Whats with you dudes and Soddering things. It has a Freaking L in for a reason. SOLDUH

  • leslie yiu
    leslie yiu 8 months ago

    In case it brokes, dont fix it yourself if you dont know what was broken. Find some one experienced, otherwise you would end up creating electronic waste which someone with the expertise could have prevented it

    • leslie yiu
      leslie yiu 7 months ago

      @ItzStreamBot well i said dont fix it yourself if you dont know what was broken, so if you know whats broken then fix it ?

    • ItzStreamBot
      ItzStreamBot 7 months ago

      I'm experienced, should I still find someone?

  • Delicious_Lunch
    Delicious_Lunch 8 months ago

    Wait, signed by Day[9]? Does Luke play MTG?

  • Vicatoren
    Vicatoren 8 months ago

    This is just a man who really loves his keyboard. Beautiful.

  • M G
    M G 8 months ago

    This was horrible.

  • arian Kazemzadeh
    arian Kazemzadeh 8 months ago

    Such a cool keyboard

  • Jpeg
    Jpeg 9 months ago

    Liked the full metal jacket reference

  • T D
    T D 9 months ago

    I love the sound of the keys pressing against Luke's mic at the end

  • T D
    T D 9 months ago


  • Dude Master
    Dude Master 9 months ago

    lots of dried up jizz inside

  • TheFriendlyHacker
    TheFriendlyHacker 9 months ago

    Shoulda sent it to AvE and let him fix it

  • Giacomo Notaro
    Giacomo Notaro 9 months ago

    I've a strange question on the keyboard pcbs, can you technically "cut" a part of it keeping the other keys working? what I mean is: are the keys isolated on the circuit or if you cut an angle of the pcb the other keys die?
    I know that this depends on the circuit but I mean "normally" are they isolated?

  • Eric D
    Eric D 9 months ago

    One of my favorite LTT videos!

  • The goat Pear
    The goat Pear 9 months ago

    I love full metal jacket

  • Area85 Restorations
    Area85 Restorations 9 months ago

    How is it that a 30 year old commodore 64 keyboard almost always works, yet a 5+ year old modern keyboard falls apart like this? And people look at me wierd when I say older shit is better quality.

  • Vincent Abesamis
    Vincent Abesamis 9 months ago

    Hey, Luke. Are you still using this keyboard?

  • metal_ak4
    metal_ak4 10 months ago

    Thanks Obama

  • Jeremy Soo
    Jeremy Soo 10 months ago

    Try Kailh box switches dude...

  • Hail
    Hail 10 months ago

    I wish the sponsor for this video was ifixit, would have been perfect for the intro.

  • Nuke is god
    Nuke is god 10 months ago

    not as good as my ibm model m

  • Kylabe Easley
    Kylabe Easley 10 months ago

    What are those switches on the keyboard?

  • David Slone
    David Slone 10 months ago

    Holy Cow, RU-clip. How did you know I wanted to watch this fabulous video from 2016? Clairvoyant?

  • big d
    big d 10 months ago

    I really wish I could learn how to replace the key caps on my noppoo choc mini. It' my favorite keyboard because it just feels amazing when you type on it and it's also super clicky. The S key is really mushy feeling now and doesn't always work, and now the k key is starting to go out as well. I bought the switches for it a while back, but never bothered taking it apart to try and fix it because I think they are attached to the pcb.

  • Teenage Gamer
    Teenage Gamer 11 months ago

    *unplugs cable*
    *glass falls in the background*

  • HalozyR
    HalozyR 11 months ago

    Like: It has weight to it.

  • Philson
    Philson 11 months ago

    Better than ur first video

  • Ben Collins
    Ben Collins 11 months ago

    So I'm gonna assume some people in here have some knowledge about razer keyboards ans synapse. I recently purchase a razer blackwidow TE chroma and when I try to change the colors of the keyboard they don't change. Its stuck on rainbow and now it doesnt even recognize it. Any help would be appreciated.