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A Layman`s method of Cleaning the Traditional Keyboard


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#1 yabbadoo

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:00 PM

OK, you surf the web on how best to clean your keyboard and are met with a barrage of ways and means. This is what I did the other day :-

 

I first disconnected the power supply, then turned the keyboard upside down, shook it and lightly thumped the underside to get all the debris out.

 

Then I used Methylated Spirits. I cleaned the flat surfaces with a lightly soaked cloth, which did not take very long and afterwards used an old toothbrush to clean all the keys, sides  and  slots etc. I dipped the toothbrush in the Meths, pressed the bristles against the inside of the bottle to get the surplus off and finally just tapped the brush on a cloth. Then brushed away merrily.

 

No splashes or dripping onto the internal circuit board.

 

The result was very pleasing, I can now see all the key symbols clearly and it never took very long at all.


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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:18 PM

Very nice, any ideas on a laptop keyboard? 

 

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:06 PM

This is what I use on my laptop: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Cyber-Clean---Cleaning-Compound/9700723.p?id=1218169736217&skuId=9700723

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:18 PM

How affecting is it Animal?

 

 

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:25 PM



Very nice, any ideas on a laptop keyboard? 

 

Craig

Hi Craig,

 

Laptop keyboards ? Use a wire brush.

 

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:39 PM

As long as you don't flatten it too thin and get it caught on corners and are careful to gently press it between the keys. It does the job far better and quicker than anything else I've tried so far. Brookstone is selling it for a substantial savings right now. I think I got my jar for $9.99 at best buy about 2 years ago.

http://www.brookstone.com/cart/cart.jsp?_requestid=291706

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 06:46 PM

Right okay, as I'm from the UK, i shall look for a similar product.

 

Thank you Animal

 

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