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  • JohnD795 commented on laxap's instructable Clean Your Keyboard in the Dishwasher2 years ago
    Clean Your Keyboard in the Dishwasher

    Nothing about this is "terrible" and it most certainly is no "urban legend".I'm typing this on a nearly 10-year-old Razer Reculsa keyboard which had several runs trough the dishwasher during its lifetime, not the only keyboard I've done this with.The important parts being: Don't use any cleaning solutions, no dishwasher salt, no rinse aid, use a setting that's not too hot (around 50 C°) and make sure you have sunny weather/some heating to properly dry the keyboard.If you use cleaning solutions/dishwater salts that's, of course, gonna attack the contacts in the electronics, but if you don't use any of that stuff it's just regular hot water running over conduits with no electricity, thus nothing there can short. The only real risk with this method is not letting th...

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    Nothing about this is "terrible" and it most certainly is no "urban legend".I'm typing this on a nearly 10-year-old Razer Reculsa keyboard which had several runs trough the dishwasher during its lifetime, not the only keyboard I've done this with.The important parts being: Don't use any cleaning solutions, no dishwasher salt, no rinse aid, use a setting that's not too hot (around 50 C°) and make sure you have sunny weather/some heating to properly dry the keyboard.If you use cleaning solutions/dishwater salts that's, of course, gonna attack the contacts in the electronics, but if you don't use any of that stuff it's just regular hot water running over conduits with no electricity, thus nothing there can short. The only real risk with this method is not letting the keyboard dry properly before using it again, that's when hardware gets fried. I've never had that happen to me, not once and the longest I've had my keyboards let dry is for 2 days. I wrap them in towels, let them sit in the sun and shake them a bit/turn them around every couple of hours.This is not only way less effort and stress than manually cleaning, it also gives way better results.

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