Friday, February 27, 2009

How To Clean a Computer Keyboard

How often do you clean your computer keyboard? Honestly, I never clean mine unless 'someone' has gotten my keys sticky with food. That was before I read an eye-opening article on cleaning your keyboard at a very informative website called 'How to Clean Anything'. The directions are clear and easy to follow. Needless to say, I will make this a part of my regular routine from now on.

Tools & Chemicals:
Soft cloth, Computer cleaning fluid, compressed air, pre-treated computer wipes, vacuum and computer vacuum attachments. Before cleaning the keyboard, shut down your computer, and unplug the keyboard.

1. Turn the keyboard upside down and shake so loose dust, dirt, and food crumbs will fall out. Spray between the keys with compressed air or vacuum the keyboard. If you are vacuuming the keyboard, leave it key side up and work in a well lit area. Specialized vacuum attachments are available that slip onto a regular sized vacuum hose which reduces it to a very small opening with a variety of dusting and crevice attachments. This is the most efficient method because the vacuum becomes not only more powerful, but you will actually remove the offending debris as opposed to redistributing it with compressed air.

2. Wipe down the keyboard with . . .


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