Thread: Keyboard Cleaning
07-23-2009, 11:37 AM #1Keyboard Cleaning
The keyboard (keys) on my laptop need cleaning badly...pretty "gunky".
Anyone have any suggestions of how best to do it?
- what sort of cleaning materials should I use (cloths, rags, paper towels)
- what sort of liquid cleaner (just water, soap, windex, etc.)
Obviously I don't want to use something that will react with the plastic, or remove the letters/numbers on the keys.
p.s. And of course I understand to unplug the laptop, remove the battery, and use as little liquid as possible on the rags or paper towels.
07-23-2009, 10:10 PM #2
I use a white terry cloth towel. Put a small section of the towel over the tip of your finger. Spray a tiny bit of Windex on it. And rub the keys one at a time. The fingercheese comes wipes right off.
07-24-2009, 10:05 AM #3
I can't believe that I've only gotten 1 reply to this thread!
I guess everyone else:
- clean's their hands every time before they use their laptop
- has a new computer & the keyboard hasn't had a chance to get dirty
- has a very dirty keyboard
07-27-2009, 03:43 AM #4
My white macbook gets pretty filthy pretty easily. I do the terry cloth thing for the keys, but for the areas I rest my hands/wrists on either side of the trackpad I've found that a standard rubber eraser works best.
07-27-2009, 09:42 AM #5
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I find the most suitable for this is iKlear available through an Apple store or their web site. It costs less than $20 and is made to not bother electronic devices. You won't be sorry.
07-27-2009, 11:42 AM #6
Thanks for the additional ideas!
Windex & paper towels worked great on the keys!
I bet the rubber eraser idea works real good for larger less delicate areas. And I will look into iKlear idea...that of course would eliminate dirty keys...and keep other dirt out of the keys.
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08-03-2009, 03:39 PM #8
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I just received the omnicleanz from radtech. It cost me $15.00 for a 4oz bottle and a nice cloth. I just cleaned my MBP, both iPhones and my LCD tv and it worked awesome. The keys on my keyboard look like I just bought the computer and the screen is spotless. I highly recommend this product.
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