Microsoft Wedge Keyboard – Repairing a battery leak

Created 20 August 2017

I’ve been using a Microsoft Wedge Keyboard with my iPhone and iPad for over a year. It’s a very good keyboard. I was not using it that regularly during the last few months and the AAA batteries inside leaked. After replacing them the keyboard did not work. It was clear that the residue from the leak was preventing the battery terminals from conducting. I did a search for a teardown video or other instructions online so I could figure out how to remove the battery compartment without breaking it. I found nothing and when I attempted to remove the compartment I damaged it. I did manage to get inside and clean the terminals. The keyboard is working fine now. The battery compartment goes back on but was a bit loose after the damage I caused. I used some electrical tape to keep it in place. I am happy with the repair and will continue using the keyboard.

I made this video to explain how to correctly disassemble the battery compartment. The video doesn’t contain many closeups so I have posted some pictures here that you might find helpful.


5 thoughts on “Microsoft Wedge Keyboard – Repairing a battery leak

  1. Thank you so much. I had same problem with you. So, I called Microsoft A/S center but they told me they can’t do anything to repair my wedge keyboard. But you did it!
    After watching your video clip, I fixed my keyboard. It’s perfectly fine now.
    Thanks again. May God bless you!


  2. You forgot a little detail. There is one last set of teeth at the left (with your orientation) that doesn’t slide. It’s a pair of lock teeth that need to be lifted with a wedge tool (or a plain flat screw driver) so it slides left.
    Hope it helps someone.


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