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#1 seta-san

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:19

I just did it to mine for the first time in three years.. It was disgusting in there. i chipped one of my keys getting it off.. luckily it was just the button with the pipe symbol.


#2 Xahid

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:25

I just do whenever I feel its time to clean, every month or two month ...

#3 68k

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:27

Probably once or twice a year.

Then again, I don't eat in front of the computer and always use my machines with clean hands, so they don't get grubby.

I've found whiteboard cleaner (acetone based) to work best for removing grub.

#4 OP seta-san

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:43

Probably once or twice a year.

Then again, I don't eat in front of the computer and always use my machines with clean hands, so they don't get grubby.

I've found whiteboard cleaner (acetone based) to work best for removing grub.


I used q-tips and hydrogen peroxide.

#5 Aheer.R.S.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:10

Maybe once or twice a year, and I use furniture polish and a rag...

#6 watkinsx2

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:14

I clean mine in the bath.

#7 YounGMessiah

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:20

At least once a month, but I aim for once a week. I have the habit of eating and using my keyboard :)

#8 paul0544

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:25

I clean mine in the bath.

Same. I have 2 keyboards that I rotate and clean them in the bath with a toilet brush I have for the purpose. They only take a few days to dry fully :)

#9 xpablo

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:49

once every couple of years, I thoroughly clean my keyboard, actually I've done it twice, I think next time i'll just get a new keyboard, most likely a mechanical one where it's easy to clean.I currently have a Logitech G15 keyboard.

#10 Pupik

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:00

I just buy new one when it gets too dirty to my liking.

#11 IntegralDerivative

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:07

I dont really clean it :p Its a chiclet laptop, so I think it doesnt get as dirty as old-style desktop keyboards :cool:

#12 JHBrown

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:10

I use my DataVac on my keyboard every other day. I live in Southern California and it gets pretty dusty very quickly when you leave windows open.

#13 +DonC

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:10

Clean keyboards? What is this trickery?

#14 IntegralDerivative

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:32

Clean keyboards? What is this trickery?

Try using chiclet keyboards (iMac, Macbook, Most new lappys) No more worrying about dirt.

#15 Torolol

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:37

I cleans mine with water & bath-soap,
but somehow the top part of the caps wrinkles like raisins!
some low quality plastics there ...