How to Clean Your Computer Keyboard

Introduction: How to Clean Your Computer Keyboard

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Your keyboard is really dirty, but this guide walks you through an effective cleaning process.

Step 1: What to Do.

1. Take the cord and rap it around keyboard.
2. Place the keyboard face down in a dishwasher.(You can wash it with dishes.)
3. Turn on "Heat dry".
4. Add detergent,
5. Let the Dishwasher run full cycle.


Step 2: Finishing Up.

Just let it dry over night.

You can also do this with computer mice and headset on corded phones.

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    32 Discussions

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    Sharvin
    Sharvin

    8 years ago on Introduction

    you turn the dishwasher off and not on at 00:29-00:31

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    rgstewart
    rgstewart

    8 years ago on Introduction

    Be careful! I Cleaned some light bulbs that were smoked from being near a fire and the dish washing detergent ate the solder?

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    hintss
    hintss

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    IIRC, laptop's keyboards are removable...

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    ReCreate
    ReCreate

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    i guess you would have to put the whole laptop in there :P That wont work

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    bozedog
    bozedog

    10 years ago on Step 1

    Your Serious? Won't that wreck the keyboard?

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    presidentof69
    presidentof69

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 1

    From what I've heard, as long as you let it dry, water doesn't even destroy a laptop. Probably has to be off when the water hits it, though. I had a friend that spilled liquid (not water) on his and when he talked to CS about getting it fixed, they said if it was only water it would've worked after drying.

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    AmyLuthien
    AmyLuthien

    10 years ago on Step 1

    I can't imagine the computer board inside the keyboard would appreciate all that water very well. I had someone tell me that you could do this a few years ago. I told him to try it on his keyboard first and let me know how it went. I never heard from him again, hmmm . . .

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    zeero360
    zeero360

    12 years ago on Introduction

    man the water will stuff it up i am not gonna try it cos water a keyboards dnt mix

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    themeatloaf
    themeatloaf

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    A keyboard is just plastic and some wires. When you unplug it you have no power. So it is OK to use water. You could take to a car wash. I've clean Video and sound cards in water.

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    ReCreate
    ReCreate

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yes as long as you completely dry it afterwards.

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    ReCreate
    ReCreate

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    No keyboards are filled with circuit boards,have you ever opened one?

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    Dungeonbrownies
    Dungeonbrownies

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    mhm, itll be fine. the onle problem is you gotta be careful so it dont oxidize, or else you gonna have to use an eraser to get it shiny again.

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    Derin
    Derin

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    water and self venting keyboards mix tho

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    bedbugg2
    bedbugg2

    12 years ago on Introduction

    omg i dont belive this! finally a solution, but what about the components inside the keyboard like circuitboard

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    bmlbytes
    bmlbytes

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    There really are no components inside a keyboard. The only one you might see a lot of circuitry in, is a wireless one. Taking the batteries out should allow a wireless one to work. With a wireless one you may want to let it dry a little longer. This methood works with electronics dropped in water too. Take the battery out and let it dry for 2 days. Try again.

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    Derin
    Derin

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    my walkie talkie had a ton of smd pieces destroy when left in the rain overnight(the batteries were in)