Cleaning Computer

StupidBird

Songster
10 Years
Apr 8, 2009
2,066
23
214
GA
when the keys gunk up so much they stick.
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which makes it entirely possible for my computer to have bugs.
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Orchid

Songster
9 Years
May 10, 2010
5,240
5
231
North Central MN
Whenever it gets gross enough for one of the guys at work to whip out an orange hand wipe and clean it for me.
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I solved this problem at home by getting a black keyboard. No cleaning necessary!
 

alicefelldown

Looking for a broody
11 Years
Aug 18, 2008
1,433
9
171
Don't forget a rubbing alcohol dampened q-tip between the rows of keys (after you've taken it outside and shaken it upside down).

Wiping the surface doesn't get nearly all the filth out.
 
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ranchhand

Rest in Peace 1956-2011
11 Years
Aug 25, 2008
13,295
85
291
SC
I blow it out with a can of compressed air every month or so, and wipe it down regularly. But I have cats, so cat hair is an issue here!
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
15,506
432
358
My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
When I'm kinda bored, but sitting at the PC, I'll take an envelope or advertising cardstock, and skootch it between the rows of keys to push the cat hair all the way to the end of the lowered section, and gently lift it out. Only after going horizontally and then vertically in ALL the rows (vertically only works for the numbers keypad) will I then turn the keyboard over and thunk it around to get the bits of crud out.

Then I use a can of compressed air to blow more gunk out. If I've not found something else to do by then, I'll get a cleaning wipe and futz with the keys and flat spaces to get the schmutz off everything.

I think this whole process occurs about every month or so. In between times, I'll whack the keyboard upside down to move that stubborn whatever-it-is that prevents just one stupid key - usually the m, or sometimes the c - from performing its role in written communications.
 

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