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Old 03-15-2008, 03:50 PM   #1
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Clean keyboard

So today, I put my reading glasses on and actually looked down at my keyboard - eeewwwww! It was really dirty. So I've spent the last couple of hours cleaning each key and blowing out the lint and dust that gets down in between the keys. It looks and feels great. I gave my mouse the same treatment.

So if anybody looks down and is horrified, too, here's a hint. You can snap out each individual key and clean it - just don't snap them all out at once to save time. You'll spend a lot of time trying to remember where they go when you put them back - ask me how I figured this out!

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Old 03-15-2008, 03:52 PM   #2
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just don't snap them all out at once to save time. You'll spend a lot of time trying to remember where they go when you put them back - ask me how I figured this out!


Reminder to self - don't put reading glasses on and look closely at keyboard!
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:04 PM   #3
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:13 PM   #4
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Using a can of air on a regular basis works well too. Depending on how quickly it gets dirty about twice a month works, I do mine about once a week. This way except when something sticky gets into the keys I don't have to pop them off to clean them.
Come to think of it mine needs a good cleaning now!
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:26 PM   #5
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Using a can of air on a regular basis works well too. Depending on how quickly it gets dirty about twice a month works, I do mine about once a week. This way except when something sticky gets into the keys I don't have to pop them off to clean them.
Come to think of it mine needs a good cleaning now!
Probably if I had ever cleaned it before, I wouldn't have had to pop the keys out to clean the gunk off. But I can see how the compressed air would go a long way towards keeping it clean. I'm going to keep a can out on my desk to remind me, now.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:33 PM   #6
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So if anybody looks down and is horrified, too, here's a hint. You can snap out each individual key and clean it - just don't snap them all out at once to save time. You'll spend a lot of time trying to remember where they go when you put them back - ask me how I figured this out!
lol. for future reference: (it depends on your keyboard)

`1234567890-=
tab qwertyuiop[]\
caps lck asdfghjkl;' enter
shift zxcvbnm,./ shift
ctrl unused alt spacebar unused unused ctrl



i cannot begin to tell you the joy i feel every time i get a call that a keyboard isn't working, and after replacing it and asking what was wrong with it, the warm feeling of cool coffee pouring down your leg as i've tucked the keyboard under my arm.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:39 PM   #7
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lol. for future reference: (it depends on your keyboard)

`1234567890-=
tab qwertyuiop[]\
caps lck asdfghjkl;' enter
shift zxcvbnm,./ shift
ctrl unused alt spacebar unused unused ctrl



i cannot begin to tell you the joy i feel every time i get a call that a keyboard isn't working, and after replacing it and asking what was wrong with it, the warm feeling of cool coffee pouring down your leg as i've tucked the keyboard under my arm.
Arggggggh! That's exactly my keyboard, bt! (How do you know these things????) But OMG, I just pictured you walking around with a big wet spot trying to convince people it's coffee!
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lol. for future reference: (it depends on your keyboard)

`1234567890-=
tab qwertyuiop[]\
caps lck asdfghjkl;' enter
shift zxcvbnm,./ shift
ctrl unused alt spacebar unused unused ctrl



i cannot begin to tell you the joy i feel every time i get a call that a keyboard isn't working, and after replacing it and asking what was wrong with it, the warm feeling of cool coffee pouring down your leg as i've tucked the keyboard under my arm.
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:24 PM   #9
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I've popped them all out at once but lined them up on the desk in the order they came off so that I don't have to figure out later where they go!
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I've popped them all out at once but lined them up on the desk in the order they came off so that I don't have to figure out later where they go!
Well, I suppose you could do it that way......
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