How To Clean Out Your Keyboard (And not ruin it.)

United States
June 4, 2007 12:32am CST
Ok, let's face it, keyboards can be messy things. Here's my suggestions for cleaning out a keyboard. 1. Take a damp cloth and wipe the keys. If you have sticky parts, just repeat wipes until the soda/coffee/milkshake is gone. 2. Unplug the keyboard and shake it over the trash can. You'll be surprised how many crumbs will be in there. 3. Use an air-propellant while shaking over the trash can. This should be the final step. Voila! Clean keyboard!
3 responses
• India
4 Jun 07
The easiest way to clean and make your keyboard look new is to clean it with Dettol.i will shine like new
• United States
4 Jun 07
What's dettol?
• Malaysia
26 Jul 08
"dettol" is the brand of a disinfectant. I'd advice you not to dunk your keyboard in it or you will ruin it. Besides that, I hate the smell of dettol, it reminds me of the hospital and wounds. "Dettol" is also the name of a chemical compound. You can read more about it's chemical properties at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/dettol
• Netherlands
4 Jun 07
Thank's for the tip sumimasen, I also vacum (carefully) my keyboard once in a while. That way, it will suck all the dust, dirt and crumb too. I just have to make sure that it won't suck the keyboard keys too....hehehe....
• United States
4 Jun 07
Vacuum!??!! That sounds kind of fun, actually. Thanks!
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• India
4 Jun 07
Precautions: 1. Do not allow any pins, stapler pins etc near computers and keyboards 2. Do not spill oil on the keyboard.Keep them away 3. Do not drink coffee or any liquid or solid food near keyboard. Cleaning: 1. Use flat brush to clean between the keys vertically and horizontally 2. Use dust cleaning machines to remove the dust 3. Cover the keyboard with cover when not in use.