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Windows 7: How to clean my Keyboard?

24 May 2012   #1

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1
How to clean my Keyboard?

I wonder if someone could tell me how can i clean my Keyboard?,there is lots of dirt under the keys,the main problem is the hotkeys,i wonder if they can be easily removed like the other keys...

here is an image of my Keyboard model: Chicony -- Products
Chicony Multimedia Keyboard KB-0512

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24 May 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

Hello OneDarkLord and welcome to the forums

I would recommend getting some cleaning putty to get the dirt out from under your keys:

Cyber Clean® The Care Brand

Worked a treat for me :)

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24 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

That Cyber-Clean stuff is pretty good, as tom982 mentioned.

For dust and crumbs and stuff like that, you can use your vacuum with the brush attachment -this stops you getting too close and sucking off the keys, but close enough so that crumbs are picked up.
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24 May 2012   #4

windows 7 32

Unplug it from the PC.
Remove the batteries if needed.
Hold the keyboard with the keys facing down.
Shake vigourously for 20-30 seconds. (if possible, do this outside)
Inspect for lodged specs of dirt, invert and shake again.
Dampen(not wet-damp) a cloth with window cleaner, and wipe keyboard thoughly.
Blow comperssed air around and between columns and rows of keys.
Invert and shake vigourously.
Allow keyboard to rest for 5 minutes before inserting batteries and/or reconnection.
Serve with a light, sweet pinoche.
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24 May 2012   #5

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


You have received some excellent advice.

I also use and would have recommended the advice you received from michaelst.
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24 May 2012   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit

Simple Green or Windex work pretty well for the exterior.

DeOxit or Radio Shack contact cleaner for sticky keys on a mechanical board.

If it's really filthy, pull the keycaps and take the case apart.
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24 May 2012   #7

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit SP1

Thanks for your comments,my Keyboard is clean :)

another thing,i have silicon mouse-pad exactly like this just blue color

as i know silicone doesn't goes well with water,and using Wet-wipes doesn't cleans it well,any suggestions?
just shaking it like the Keyboard won't work,the dirt is sticky
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24 May 2012   #8

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Believe the experts.

Even if you think or "know" better.

Follow the procedure given to you by Michaelst
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24 May 2012   #9

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)

If you have an electric air compressor with an air mattress adaptor, I'd say use that (unplug it first, though)

I don't condone using it on your computer itself though.
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24 May 2012   #10
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit

It depends on your keyboard, but most you can pop the keys off. Try it on one of the keys you never use and see if it will pop off.

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