How to clean a keyboard? FFD presents some useful tips about cleaning your computer or laptop keyboard.
Research shows that your computer keyboard is five times dirtier than your toilet seat. This is good enough reason to give our keyboards a regular clean.
Follow these steps to clean your USB or laptop keyboard:
- Unplug USB keyboard or turn off your computer.
- Turn your keyboard upside down and shake it.
- Use canned compressed air to blow between keys or vacuum your keyboard.
- Wipe your keyboard with a damp soft cloth (use warm water or mild cleaning solution).
- Dry with another cloth.
- Clean the keys with a moist cotton swab.
Disaster! I have spilled something on my keyboard!
- Immediately disconnect the keyboard or turn off the computer.
- Turn the keyboard upside down and shake.
- Dry as much as possible with a cloth while the keyboard is still turned upside down.
- Leave it upside down for as long as possible (at least over night).
Read your owner’s manual to see whether the keys can be removed. It is possible to disassemble the keyboard completely. We would recommend leaving laptop keyboard cleaning to the expert.
For regular membrane keyboards (not laptop keyboards):
- Take a picture of your keyboard.
- Use a screwdriver to remove the keys, but leave the big ones (space, enter, shift) in place.
- Place the keys in a bowl of warm water.
- Add a tablespoon of liquid soap and gently scrub them.
- Clean the space below the keys with compressed air or vacuum cleaner, cotton swabs and moist soft cloth. Dry with another cloth.
- Fully dry the keys.
- Look at the picture and reattach the keys (simply press each key firmly).