Computer Keyboard Cleaning

Benefits: Cleaning your computer keyboard will not only result in sticky-free keys but also ensure that your keyboard will continue to function properly by removing dirt, dust and other particles that can damage the keyboard's circuits.

Cleaning the Keyboard
1. Unplug the keyboard and turn it upside down and shake to remove and dust/dirt/crumbs that may be stuck in the keyboard. (It is advised that you do this outside or over a garbage can.)

2. Take a can of compressed air and spray in between and around keys while holding the keyboard upside down to remove any remaining unwanted particles. (You can use the soft brush attachment of your vacuum cleaner and vacuum out the junk instead of using a can of compressed air.)

3. Wrap a cotton cloth or paper towel around your pointer finger and moisten it with a mild cleaning agent or rubbing alcohol and use it to clean the top of the keys. (Be careful to not add too much liquid or else it may drip into the spaces between the keys and damage the circuits.)

4. Take a cotton swab and moisten it with a mild cleaning agent or rubbing alcohol. Use this to clean in between the spaces of the keys.

5. Let your keyboard dry and plug it back into the computer.

Spills: If you spill a liquid onto your keyboard (or laptop), disconnect the keyboard (or remove the batteries in a wireless keyboard), turn it upside down and shake it gently to get as much liquid out of the keyboard as you can. With the keyboard turned upside down use a paper towel or cloth moistened with water and try to wipe off the top of the keyboard. Let the keyboard sit upside down overnight to dry off. (Blowing the keyboard with a blow-dryer can quicken the drying process)

Note: Purchasing a keyboard cover or protector will protect your keyboard from dust and any unexpected spills that may occur.

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