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homekeeper homekeeper 6 years
Thanks so much for this! :)
sillen sillen 7 years
RIP-OFF !!! :( http://www.helpwithpcs.com/maintenance/cleaning-keyboard.htm
c0rkie c0rkie 8 years
this post is great!
jamiegirl jamiegirl 9 years
I totally wish I knew how to take my laptop apart, desktop no problem. My keyboard is filthy espically since I always put on lotion and immediately touch the keys and can see the little crumbs between the keys which the canned air really doesn't seem to help. Thanks for all the tips though. They're great!
iheartfooty iheartfooty 9 years
I use window cleaner for my screen (I use a PC) and yesterday i used washing up liquid stuff and cotton bud and it did the trick!!
noir21 noir21 9 years
This is not endorsed officially, but we've done it and it worked well. If you have a separate keyboard from your mac and it's pretty darned dirty, you can wash it in the dishwasher. Only do this IF you follow the instructions carefully and are aware of the risks. You also have to let the keyboard dry for more than a few days to really make sure it's dry. (And personally, we dried it horizontally, upside-down, not vertically.) But it totally comes out like brand new. You CAN Put Your Keyboard in the Dishwasher If you're into some detailed work and don't want to wait for days of drying (or are freaked out by what your dishwasher may do to your keyboard), you can also take all of the keys off and get down to some nittygritty cleaning like this step by step: HOW-TO: Cleaning the Apple Keyboard
kevindineen kevindineen 9 years
NO NO NO do not use rubbing alcohol on your screen. Get a LCD screen cleaner. Usually comes w/ pads & solution.
Butrfly4404 Butrfly4404 9 years
Okay...I've found little chunks of chips or whatever in my keyboards, but I have NEVER spilled a drink in them! And I'm klutzy!!! You girls made me laugh. I will admit, though, with embarassment, that I often type and THEN realize I had something (lotion, food, whatever) on my hands, so I think the qtip thing will work good for me!!!
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
canned air is all i ever use. 3sweeties, i didn't know you had a job. what do you do?
3Sweeties 3Sweeties 9 years
The keyboards at my work are a fright! I need to do this pronto.
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 9 years
Oh my gosh, I need this lesson so badly! I have risked many mistakes in cleaning, and using the wrong liquids can really impact the life of the whole computer. I'll log this info away for sure :-)
GolferGirl GolferGirl 9 years
Ok--I'm dumb. You can use the rubbing alcohol on the laptop screen too? I spilled lemonade on mine. The keys have loosened up but the screen is still sticky. :(
Tech Tech 9 years
I know, dirty keyboards are the worst! Laptop users: If you are careful enough, you can often slide your keyboard up/out and give it a little shake to get the funky debris off. If you are squeamish about that - or have never taken your computer apart - try the Qtip cleaning for smudges (use an inexpensive computer cleaner from an electronics or office supply store) and don't forget you can run your vacuum over the computer for suction of gross items that can get lodged in those oh-so-tiny spots.
controlledspin controlledspin 9 years
I think I need to forward this to the majority of women I work with! :)
yamahamama yamahamama 9 years
I've done alot of temp work in my day & wow, do some people have dirty keyboards! Eeek! I felt like taking my own lysol & windex with me. (never spray directly on machinery)
kscincotta kscincotta 9 years
Any additional tips for cleaning out laptop keyboards? Mine is filthy, but I'm afraid the flatter, wider keys will make it harder to get in between them. Plus, I can't separate it from the rest of the computer, and I'd hate to do some damage to the inside bits that make it run.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
This is such a good idea. People don't realize how many germs are on their own keyboards. A LOT.
ivy9 ivy9 9 years
I just got the black macbook a couple of months ago and I am having a hard time wiping my fingerprints off of it. Anyone have any ideas as to the most appropriate way to clean fingerprints?
aistea311 aistea311 9 years
I have iskin for my iBook, it protects from debris and especially the natural oils from our fingers. www.iskin.com Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting
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