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Hardware The best way to clean your keyboard

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 5 Jul 2009.

  1. cyrilthefish

    cyrilthefish New Member

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    they're not entirely foolproof.

    i've killed a keyboard or two designed that way in beer-related incidents before :worried: :lol:

    back on topic: similar to the dishwasher method, taking the top half of the keyboard to the bath/shower works wonders also :hehe:
     
  2. B3CK

    B3CK New Member

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    After thinking about it for a while, I have a bunch of dead keyboards or only half functioning ones at work, Any requests or testing you want me to try before I take them to the gun range?
     
  3. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Off topic.

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  4. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I use canned air to get out any big stuff stuck under the keys (not much because I don't eat around my computer) and the come Q-tips and rubbing alcohol and go around each key to get it clean
     
  5. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    alcohol makes plastic deform and turn smooth.
     
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    my keyboard is nether deformed or smooth
     
  7. rolly74

    rolly74 Digital Marionette

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    thanks for sharing and for reminding...my keyboard desperately needs it!
     
  8. ProDigit

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    I'd say use a hairdryer for 2x5 minutes, 2 days in a row, and it's dry.
    5mminutes of hot air heats up the keyboard enough to let the water vapor faster!
     
  9. Ice Tea

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    I tend to just throw mine away and buy a new one :)

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  10. AstralWanderer

    AstralWanderer New Member

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    Anyone considering Cyber Clean may be interested in checking Amazon for a cheaper price (£5.80 compared to Firebox's £7.95 at time of posting).
     
  11. epitek

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    Water..

    You can fully submerge any PS2 keyboard in a tub or bucket and have at it ! I prefer to use sink with a hose ! As for a USB keyboard... well I haven't gotten one dirty enough to have a rinse session.
     
  12. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    Air Compressor + Vaccum + Brush.

    THEN use paper towel + water and a cloth to dry.
     
  13. Itbay

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    ya
    If old then its better to buy a new one but if working fine then clean with cleanser...!!!.
     
  14. xprodancer

    xprodancer life is like a box of chocolates

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    I have to say thats all i do to! i have never caught the keyboard plague ether!!!! :>P
     
  15. AstralWanderer

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    You're dicing with death then. :) If a dirty telephone can wipe out an entire race just imagine what a dirty keyboard could do?
     
  16. cc3d

    cc3d It's a mod mod world

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    how does this fit into the mods section?
     
  17. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I just cleaned my keyboard last weekend

    I took off all the key and washed those in dish soap then dried them. the "base" I used alcohol q-tips and cotton swaps to clean the inners
     
  18. null_x86

    null_x86 Thread Closer

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    Canned air, and some of those clorox bleach wipes. Makes it look brand new
     
  19. jthomasberg

    jthomasberg New Member

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    Late in the thread considering no posts in 4 months, but this stuff is the BEST cleaner for all computer and tv plastics.... PERIOD.....hands down.

    http://www.rubachem.com/scripts/prodview.asp?idproduct=43


    P.S. -- No, I don't have any affiliation to this company. Just been looking for an answer for this topic for YEARS after having been in IT for 15 years, I stumbled onto it 3 years ago. I'm very passionate at how awesome this stuff works.
     
  20. trivial

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    I personally prefer to use the Cyber Clean stuffs than popping out each of my keys every time some dust appears under those!
     
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