Washed Your White Apple Keyboard

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 Your white Apple Keyboard (old generation) is very dirty ? The keys are hard 
You can disassemble it very easily, and vacuum it in about 20 minutes.

After this dust, your keyboard become white again and the keystrock easier.

This Instructables is also possible with other keyboards.

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Step 1: Disassembling of the Keys

 Use a coffee spoon than a lever to remove the keys.

Step 2: Sort the Keys

 You can sort the keys in a plane surface. It will be easier when you must reassemble the keys.

Step 3: Vacuum the Keyboard

Give the keyboard a quick going-over with the vacuum cleaner.
You can also sweep the keyboard with a wipe (I used a wet baby wipe) in the denuded keyboard.

Step 4: Reassembling

Now, you can reassemble the keyboard.
Take a key and replace it : put it in the right place and press it highly.
In the big keys, there are an small iron wire : be careful to replace it correctly.

Step 5: Wash Keys

 The last step : wash the keys.
With a wet baby wipe (or a rag soak of glass cleaner) rub the keys strongly.

Step 6: You're Done

 This Instructables is now finished !
Sorry for my bad English, but I think it still understandable !

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    Nesagwa

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Plug the USB into one of the ports on the back, throw it in the dish washer with no soap (and no other dishes) and let it run.  Let it dry for a few days and good as new.

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    paulbeardNesagwa

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    This removes all the grease from the keys that need it (ones like Space, Shift, etc) and make it stiffer, less enjoyable/functional. So you'll want to pop the keys off and redo that.

    This is a pretty comprehensive look at how to clean one properly:
    http://192.197.62.35/staff/bgracey/prokeyboardrepair.html#intro

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    clemens94Nesagwa

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     I already read this, but have you try it ?? I doesn't damage the keyobard ?
    I want to try it, but...

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    J3DImindTRIP

    8 years ago on Step 4

    It would be much easier if were to perform step 5(cleaning the keys) on each individually as you were reassembling.

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    clemens94lemonie

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Yes, I'm wash the more dirty keys before reassembling (I don't specify it) but for the clean keys it's faster when the keyboard is reassemble.
    Thanks for your comment.

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    JakeTobak

    10 years ago on Introduction

    q-tips with rubbing alcohol are a good way to get into the corners.

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    gmjhowe

    10 years ago on Introduction

     Nice work, when I used to have that keyboard, I would actually clean the keys as i put them back on.