[SOLVED] How do you keep your keyboard clean?

brannsiu

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Problem is - over time a lot of dust and dirt will accumulate around the keys, it's very hard to clean them up. Not every keyboard is designed to be easily cleaned. Problem of dust and dirt makes some keys not responsive, and I have to press them more hard. What's your advice of keeping the keyboard clean?
Wrap it with thin cling on day 1? Buy a keyboard designed for easy cleaning? Never eat or drink near keyboards? Or other solutions?
 

punkncat

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I have done as little as disconnecting the keyboard and wiping down vigorously with a damp cloth all the way to complete disassembly and the dishwasher. The latter method works fine for many types of keyboard, but will advise strongly that you make sure to give time for it to be completely dry before re-assy and use. I damaged a previous favorite (Sidewinder) keyboard that I really would have liked to still be using.

For the average day to day stuff a wetwipe of the like works fine.
 

punkncat

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I have done as little as disconnecting the keyboard and wiping down vigorously with a damp cloth all the way to complete disassembly and the dishwasher. The latter method works fine for many types of keyboard, but will advise strongly that you make sure to give time for it to be completely dry before re-assy and use. I damaged a previous favorite (Sidewinder) keyboard that I really would have liked to still be using.

For the average day to day stuff a wetwipe of the like works fine.
 

Viking2121

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Every year I take all the keys off and clean each Key and the back plate, every month or so when I clean my PC I use the same paint brush I use to dust the PC to dust my keyboard, does pretty good, not perfect.
 

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