How do I clean my Computer Keyboard?

@alexsis (2149)
United States
June 4, 2007 3:50pm CST
While typing, I looked down at the computer keyboard and I noticed all of the trash between the keys. How could I get the trash out? How do I clean the keyboard? Any ideas? Thanks!
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13 responses
@jolenegreen (1209)
• United States
4 Jun 07
Mine REALLY needs to be cleaned as well. I was thinking about getting a new one but I dont really have the money, LOL. I can see tiny pieces of food where my children have spilled chip crumbs in it. Isnt that discusting? YUCK! I heard that you can put it in th dishwasher....but Im not sure of this and I havent dared to try it. I hope we find an answer
@bobbyjoe143 (1287)
4 Jun 07
personally i use either computer wipes or baby wipes and a cotton bud (the little sticks with cotton wool on each end). i wrap the wipe around the bud, then clean between the keys.
@dew431 (152)
• India
23 Oct 07
to clean your keyboard make a gentle mixture of soap solution ,but remember it should be thick ,or clean the keyboard with cotton buds.and do clean ur keyboard now and then with soft cotton cloth
@youless (98955)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Oct 07
Unplug the keyboard and use the brush to remove the dirt. Then use a little bit wet cloth to clean the keyboard.
@sakana (260)
• Singapore
19 Jun 07
I use an old paintbrush to clean the spaces between my keys.
• Netherlands
8 Jun 07
I always vacum clean my compute keyboard whenever I clean the house too. I Just make sure that my vacum cleaner suck the keyboard key too...hehehe... but it does clean from all the dust and crumbs. Good luck !!!
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• United States
6 Jun 07
Well I can offer only 2 suggestions, being a computer tech guy I can highly suggest you either buy some anti static computer cleaning wipes (do not use baby wipes or anything other than the kind I'm talking about). Or if you are willing to spend a little more money then you can buy a computer vac, which is small and will suck up about all the dirt and stuff on your keyboard. Also there is one more suggestion I forgot about, you can buy a can of air for your computer and spray the keyboard down to clean it. Personally I would recommend either the computer vac or the computer wipes. I hope that was helpful information, have a great day.
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@S3RIOUS (10)
• Brazil
5 Jun 07
I open the keyboard and remove key by key of the keyboard. After this i pass a piece of cotton with water in the place of the keys to remove the trash
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• United States
4 Jun 07
I've usually just turned my keyboard upsidedown and shaken it like crazy until everything fell out. This might not be the best idea... You could also try using tweezers or a paperclip to pick out anything that won't fall out on its own when you shake it.
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• United States
31 Oct 07
i know there is a special spray that they sell in office max for it, but personal i would just flip the keyboard over when the computer is off and and use baby wipes
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• United States
4 Jun 07
you can buy cans of pressurised air that do a great job for this
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@totty1969 (1473)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I turn it upside down, hit the side to break loose all the junk. then I blow a can of air in it,then wipe it with wet wipes. I do this once a week. at the same time I clean out the tower, using the can of air. Peace!
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@juhiram (187)
14 Nov 07
Take one Aqua cleaner...and this machine will provide one brush for computer.This brush will clean the key board also then computer screen.better purchase that machine and also...it will help u