Here’s the rear side, including the switch setting at the left. Klick to enlarge.
Today I run this keyboard on Windows 7. The original round DIN type plug needs an adapter, and then one more to connect it to USB, but that’s standard.
To clean it I had put it into the dishwasher once, and let it dry. (Do not do this to modern slim keyboards. There the keys work via a plastic foil. Water inbetween these foils won’t dry that easily. So you might have to wait half a year or forever to get the keys to work again.)
But I noticed that the A didn’t work well any more.
So I pulled the A. To pull a key cap you do not need a special tool. Just hang some thin wire, a piece of fishing rod, a thread or anything thin and flexible over the key and under it. Then pull out the keycap vertically, as you would a boy’s milk molar.
That’s what I found: a lot of hair around. No wonder, the A didn’t click. I removed the hair, clipped on the keycap again, and bingo. My Cherry keyboard works like new – and has no Windows keys. Ad blocked!
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And here is a video how those switches work (no paid ad!):