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    Default How to clean a greasy keyboard?

    HI

    Does anybody know how to clean a oily greasy keyboard?

    Been using the keyboard for a few months and now the surface of the keyboard is quite oily from the people's fingers.


    Water just doesn't seem to work.

    Anyone know of another liquid substance I can clean the keyboard with?
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    Default Re: How to clean a greasy keyboard?

    I use warm water and dish washing liquid. Give it a good soak and a bit of a scrub with a tooth brush.
    Then hang it on the clothes line for a couple of hours.
    Strangely it works and I haven't lost a keyboard yet.
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    Default Re: How to clean a greasy keyboard?

    Diluted Isopropyll alcohol. many hardware shops sell them
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    Default Re: How to clean a greasy keyboard?

    Spray and Wipe and paper towel does the trick. Difficult bits spray and leave to soak ten mins or so.

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    Default Re: How to clean a greasy keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by JJJJJ
    I use warm water and dish washing liquid. Give it a good soak and a bit of a scrub with a tooth brush.
    Then hang it on the clothes line for a couple of hours.
    Strangely it works and I haven't lost a keyboard yet.
    I strongly advise against this.

    I usually just use those handwipe things, pre moistened and usually with enough grub fighting to do the job without being overdamp.

    Big design flaw on a Mac keyboard - white keys. Get very dirty, very quick.
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    Default Re: How to clean a greasy keyboard?

    I strip them down completely and remove all electronics, then give everything else a light scrubbing in warm water and dish washing liquid...

    never had a problem with this method, just make sure it's dry before you re-assemble, and watch for keys that have springs/metal bits underneath.
    And do the spacebar last so you can determine where the supports are... levering from the wrong place could snap it in half (mind you this has never happened to me but I can see it would be easy to do)

    But... just to get rid of surface grease a wipe with a cloth etc should work well.
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    Default Re: How to clean a greasy keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by ninja
    Big design flaw on a Mac keyboard - white keys. Get very dirty, very quick.
    Keeping hands clean obviates the need to wash keyboards. My keys get polished from over-use, but never dirty. What with washing before and after meals, plus the inevitable comfort stops, routine hygiene practices ensure that dirty fingers are never an issue.

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    Default Re: How to clean a greasy keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy T
    Keeping hands clean obviates the need to wash keyboards. My keys get polished from over-use, but never dirty. What with washing before and after meals, plus the inevitable comfort stops, routine hygiene practices ensure that dirty fingers are never an issue.

    Cheers

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    Default Re: How to clean a greasy keyboard?

    I had heard that people ( not me ) have put them in top rack of dishwasher, and then dried them in a hot water cuboard...........not so sure about this one.

    You could get a black keyboard than you cant see the muck the same.........



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    Default Re: How to clean a greasy keyboard?

    Quote Originally Posted by JJJJJ
    Oh Billy, I just don't believe you.
    Are you telling funnies again?
    Should be in Monday's Laughs.
    What's not to believe Jack?
    My keys simply don't get dirty. The rest of the keyboard accumulates dust etc though, and I use Spray n' Wipe for that.

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