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I want to know the safe way of cleaning the keyboard. Some of my friend opened his own and remove all keys and washed them with detergent and again fixed the keyboard and it looks new. Is it safe or should i use some other way.
First: Unplug your keyboard (obvious but had to say it)
- Use a can of compressd air
- Soft brush (buy a computer cleaning kit, really cheap)
- Soft brush toothbrush
- Remove key gently with a screwdriver
- Use a cotton swab wipe each key with an isopropyl alcohol, not too strong (not ethyl or bye bye letters)
- Put the key gently back
- Wait for keyboard to totally dry before using it again
I bought a job lot of old Apple Mac keyboards. Some working, some not. All were filthy.
I put them, six at a time, into a domestic dish washer for the usual cycle (about an hour). Then I left them standing on end in a warm place for three days to dry out.
All of the ones that had previously worked still worked. Half of the ones that had not worked now did.
They all looked brand new.
Wow. That was brave.
I used to clean keyboards regularly by stripping them down and washing each part under the hot tap using washing up liquid and a 3" paintbrush. Don't bother removing the individual keys, I then used compressed air to blow dry the parts like in a car wash and then finally dried them overnight on top of a storage heater.
I found out his worked by trial and error after someone tipped a cup of coffee into the keyboard. Careful cleaning just didn't un-stick all the glued up keys.I thought I had nothing to lose as it was effectively beyond repair anyway.
This place had 50 or so keyboards in use so I was cleaning them all the time. Never had a problem and I used to give them back looking like brand new!
Occasionally, a single key wouldn't work straight away, but I found if I pressed it rapidly 20 or 30 times, it would suddenly spring into life.
Remember though, if you try this, you take the risk Lol. Don't blame me.
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