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I clean it with a wet microfibre cloth, almost daily.
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post #12 of 30
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Originally Posted by railfan844 View Post
I've heard about that too but I don't have the balls to try it. All that water can't be good for it, even if you let it dry. /shiver
If the keys get sucked off I would imagine they could also get lodged into something mechanical and possibly damage the dishwasher.
    
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post #13 of 30
Hoovered daily,cleaned daily with slighlty damp microfiber cloth diped in detergant water with splash of bleach in...very very tiny amount of bleach though.

Fortnightly i use cotton bud to clean key edges with 30/70 alcohol/D-water and same solution for cloth for key tops.

Same for mouse/mat and Belklin game pad.
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post #14 of 30
Air compressor for underneath the keys. Warm soapy water for the key caps. Do not use any harsh chemicals like isopropyl alcohol or acetone. Some coatings on key caps react harshly to alcohol.
post #15 of 30
... I just unplug it and pour alcohol inside and let it set a bit. Then I press the keys a bit and let it sit some more. Repeat until no grimy stuff is left over. Pour out the rest. Let it dry upside down. Always seems to do the trick. I'm sure warm soapy water works just as good too.

Lol.. This kinda contradicts what Riou said though. But I've had my keyboard for over 6 years and it still works like a charm. (the key letterings have rubbed off though).
post #16 of 30
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Air compressor for underneath the keys. Warm soapy water for the key caps. Do not use any harsh chemicals like isopropyl alcohol or acetone. Some coatings on key caps react harshly to alcohol.
There is an alternative to alcohol or acetone in laundry detergent. I use it to clean off ATX cases and other computer parts that are particularly nasty. I got the idea from an episode of CSI where it showed that forensics investigators used super-concentrated detergent to liquify the tissues of cadavers. I figured if it can do that, it can clean off computer parts.

If I am trying to remove residue of a sticker from a keyboard or ATX case I use lithium grease or WD40 and just rub it off slowly. I only use toothpaste if a stain won't come out with anything else. If that doesn't work, I scrape it off with a knife (as a last resort).

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Lol.. This kinda contradicts what Riou said though. But I've had my keyboard for over 6 years and it still works like a charm. (the key letterings have rubbed off though).
Alcohol will cause the key letterings to rub off.
    
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post #17 of 30
after i use, i cover it with a small towel. ANd i dont eat while i play game but i eat when i watching but i cover my keyboard and mouse with my small towel..

small towel ftw.. it keeps my keyboard dust free..
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post #18 of 30
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"how do you clean your keyboard" many of us after a long night of gaming eatting our favorite snacks maybe yours is cheetos , little debbies, or even a energy bar to make just one more level or get that 1 more kill or The before lunch snack at the office our keyboards get dirty how do you clean your keys and or keyboard? I would like to hear some of your suggestions.

Ill start it off:

I use damp clean rag with white vinegar & water and run the edge of the rag along the sides of the keys.
1. i try and eat as little as possible at my desk

2. i shake the **** outa the keyboard

3. i use my air compressor

4. than i vacuum the rest

5. wipe down with a microfiber cloth
    
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post #19 of 30
I wash my hands with soap prior to using my keyboard and mouse.




Okay, that doesn't happen all the time but I wipe things down with isopropyl alcohol and surface wipes when it gets too dirty.
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I dont get it dirty
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