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Originally posted by ufia
I'm using an old IBM keyboard that's built like a tank. I think it predates the invention of the mouse or something, so the keys are incredibly sensitive, never get stuck. It make loud clicky noise when I type, like a typewriter. Top quality, so I take great care of it.
Once every couple months I take it apart, I remove the electronics, and I clean it in the bath with soap and water.
Originally posted by Infidellic
Wow, I have one of those with an old 486 in my garage! How do you go about giving it (or most other keyboards for that matter) a thorough clean aside from popping the keys off and cleaning them? For my laptop I am a little worried in case I can't get my keys back on again and leave the keyboard bit with gaping holes on my otherwise nice looking laptop!
I can't believe what I read. Windex??????
Originally posted by Umbrax
What an informative thread.
I decided to clean out my 5 year old keyboard for the first time. Under the keys it looked like the inside of a vacuum cleaner.
Originally posted by UmbraxThe cleaning went well.
I only struggled with the metal bar that was under the space bar, but I got it figured out.
I just got a new tower so I don't think I will need to clean out my fan anytime soon.
Unfortunally, I doubt laptop keys are removable. I think if you try to pop out a key it will break and you will never be able to put it back again. But I have no laptop handy to test that, I can't confirm.