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Old 07-02-2009, 09:16 AM
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How Do You Clean Your Keyboard?

How do you clean yours?
I turned my keyboard over and tapped it several times and
I was surprised with what I saw. I never realized keyboards could collect that much dirt. Is there a convenient way to clean keyboards?
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:25 AM
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I use a garden hose and if all the crumbs do not come out I resort to a hammer...
I actually never clean it because its easier and cheaper to buy a new one
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:32 AM
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I turn it upside down and give it a good shake.

When I feel particularly pernickety, I might resort to a bowl of water and using some damp cotton buds gently wipe each key clean. Otherwise I might just have at it with some sand paper.
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:35 AM
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HHmmm...

I just took a good look at mine... I think it is time for a new one because my "E, R, I, O, A, S, and D" are now invisible...
Its a good thing I know where they are from tapping repeatably...
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:28 AM
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take it outside and spray it out with a hose, just make sure it's completely dry before you use it
or buy a new one for 20$
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:32 AM
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take it outside and spray it out with a hose, just make sure it's completely dry before you use it
or buy a new one for 20$
GAWD!

You said exactly what I did using different words...
How original!

 
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:05 AM
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I turn it upside down and give it a good shake.
Pretty much this, it works with nearly everything, keyboards, toasters, babies...

Also if you have a gas/air compressor, it's very useful for cleaning computers or dusted devices, just remove the case cover and let the air clear the dust (make sure you do it outdoors if you don't want to spread all the dust in the room )
Check this video if you don't believe that last statement in parenthesis
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:08 AM
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same here

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I turn it upside down and give it a good shake.
 
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take it outside and spray it out with a hose, just make sure it's completely dry before you use it
or buy a new one for 20$
I can't remember the last time I spent less than $100 bucks on a keyboard.
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:16 AM
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DISHWASHER! Hook it up. Keyboards are nasty!
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:24 AM
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You are all lucky. It's exceptionally hard to clean a laptop keyboard. I have to spend nearly 4 hours popping all the keys off gently while drawing a map of where they go. I then use a compressed can of air, then put the keys back on gently following my outlined map.
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:25 AM
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You are all lucky. It's exceptionally hard to clean a laptop keyboard. I have to spend nearly 4 hours popping all the keys off gently while drawing a map of where they go. I then use a compressed can of air, then put the keys back on gently following my outlined map.
Ouch. I am not looking forward to cleaning my new laptop's keyboard. I try to keep it as clean as possible but I know I'll have to clean it some day
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:55 AM
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I can't remember the last time I spent less than $100 bucks on a keyboard.
You must like the fancy wireless ones with all the bells and whistles...
I actually bought a wireless mouse and keyboard and used it for about two days. I didn't like the feel of it... I like instant results when I press and click (Thats exactly why I married my wife)
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 04:52 PM
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I also turned my keyboard over and tapped it then I cleaned it with brush then wipe it with alcohol.
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 08:05 PM
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I use canned air to blow out all the particulate matter then go through a ton of q-tips dipped in windex to clean between the keys.

Other than grunge, it collects dust too so I have to do it about 3-5 times a year.

I have a Saitek Eclipse II keyboard so I like to keep it nice and glowy (:
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 09:06 PM
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I use canned air to blow out all the particulate matter then go through a ton of q-tips dipped in windex to clean between the keys.

Other than grunge, it collects dust too so I have to do it about 3-5 times a year.

I have a Saitek Eclipse II keyboard so I like to keep it nice and glowy (:
Exactly what I do. The canned air costs like $5 at WalMart and lasts me 3 - 4 cleanings.
 
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:58 PM
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I just turn it upside down and shake it. Then use a damp tissue to remove the dust.
 
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some times I turn my keyboard upside down and give it a good slapping until all of the dust came out. Then if ever that the dust doesn't come out of its hiding I used a cloth to wipe it clean.
 
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Old 07-03-2009, 01:20 AM
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i don't clean my keyboard at all , i usually buy a new one when it's broken ( that never happened to me yet)
 
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Old 07-03-2009, 05:47 AM
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I think the last time I cleaned my keyboard was about a year ago and I remember I used my old tooth brush.
 
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