Tips and Q&A About Clean Keyboard

Keyboards can become dirty after periods of extended use, especially if users commonly eat or smoke near the computer. If a keyboard becomes dirty enough, its performance can be affected. Common problems include dead or stuck keys and repeated characters during typing. Note that the tips and Q&A for cleaning keyboard.

Community Q&A

1.Will popping the keys off and putting them back on make them stick when I try to type?

No, you can easily put them back into place. They will not stick or fall off if you put them back on in the tracks correctly.

2.How do I repair a key that has worn away?

You could either order a replacement key, or use a correction mistake pen to write the letter on the key and cover with clear nail polish to protect it.

3.How can I clean the laptop, not the keys?

That’s easy, you can get a duster and easily get in between the keys, but you may need to get your hands dirty.


1.Consider leaving the space bar in place. It is the hardest to get back on and easiest to break.

2.You can take a picture of the keyboard with a digital camera before you start pulling the keys off so that you know where they go when you’re putting them back on.

3.Laptop keyboards are a bit different. It is not usually necessary to remove keys from a laptop in order to clean it.

4.The keys on a laptop can be difficult to replace, especially keys like the space bar and the Enter key, which have a separate support under them that needs to be installed along with the key. Also, removing laptop keys may damage them and they may break or become impossible to replace.

5.Some people actually wash the keyboard in a dishwasher. Don’t attempt to clean a keyboard that way unless you’re willing to risk losing the keyboard. If you do put a keyboard through the dishwasher, make sure the keyboard is completely dry before using it. This should definitely be avoided with wireless keyboards.

6.You can remove all of the keys from your keyboard, put them in a little closed bag

and wash them with your clothes in the washing machine. Clean the keyboard skeleton with your vacuum cleaner and a wet rag.

7.An alternative to compressed air is to use an electric hair dryer with the blower on high. It matters little if the heat is on or off. It’s great for dusting, too.

8.You can put the keys in a lunch bag with water, liquid soap and shake it. This will strip the keys of the oils that make them feel greasy and makes exfoliation of the keys unnecessary if you do this often enough!

9.Remove the keys in small groups to avoid losing keys or forgetting where keys go.

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