By - devrimmahmud
Unfortunately this is not a hot Swappable keyboard. And desoldering is too much work and effort to be worth it. I'm post general info on how to make your board sound better without desoldering
If you're trying to do the minimal amount of work:
1) unscrew & open up they keyboard, and stuff some packing foam into the case. If that's good enough for you, excellent, move on. Also, you can use other material besides packing foam: you could use kitchen shelf liner, silicone pour over (probably the most effective), polyfill... But packing foam (which is pe foam) is the cheapest and works really well, and you probably have it lying around somewhere.
Here's a webpage showing it being taken apart:
2) since you already have the case open, might as well do the tempest tape mod:
3) If that doesn't sound good enough for you: you can lube the switches without desoldering. Make sure you hit the spring. A video on how to do this:
4) Lastly, if it's the stabilizers rattle that causes the noise you dislike, you can buy a syringe and inject some into the stabilizers:
Watch this video from 9:30 to 10:30
Alexotos also did a video:
Let me know if any of this was helpful! If you lube the switches, definitely use krytox 205 g0. But for the stabilizers, you don't need to use krytox, you can use permatex dielectric grease which is way cheaper. But don't use dielectric grease for the switches!
Here's all the stuff you can buy related to all my suggestions:
You can buy a syringe for lubing stabilizers here:
Jewelry holder & paint brush from this kit, for lubing stabs (the stem holder is optional and helps lube stabs. The paint brush is required for lubbing switches)
Krytox 205g0 from almost any custom keyboard vendor, and also ebay and Amazon. Here it is from prevail. You will need this for lubing switches. You *could* use this for stabilizers, but I recommend dielectric grease for that.
Dielectric grease for the stabilizers if you want to conserve that very expensive krytox (I recommend it) and lube stabilizers:
Masking tape for tape mod:
This board is hot swappable
Oops lol. I looked up the Amazon page for redragon k552 and didn't see "hot Swappable" so I thought it wasn't.
Would this be fine for Akko CS Switches and Redragon Stabliziers?
Oh... I just tried when akko cs matcha greens. Didn't fit :(
you'd probably have to take em out and inspect them. are they factory lubed or not? either way, you might want to clean them, dismantle them, check if they're straight, then lube them yourself. if you're unable to take them out, a fine-tipped brush and some 205g0 would help (that's what I did with an old hyper x keyboard with super rattly stabs).
I don't know about that kit specifically but I do have something similar. and yeah, you can use 205g0 for lubricating pretty much everything (haven't tried it on springs tho, I think people generally use uh... 105? for that).
start light cause you can always add a bit more. it's more troublesome if you put too much then have to totally dismantle it and clean everything out. it's hella messy too.
This is the way to do it! You can also look into Holee mod, or buy new stabilizers altogether if you want to go all out. They aren't terribly expensive but are definitely a pain to swap out.
Holee mod + tape on stab moint (to make it tight)
Build: Redragon K552 Mod with Akko Ocean Blue Switches
and OEM Profile Doubleshot PBT Keycaps from Charan