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    Once every year or 2 years, try to remove all the keys from you computer keyboard and vacuum/wipe the dirty stuff that accumulated underneath. Then wipe the keys clean and put them back. The keyboard frame where you rest your wrists need to be cleaned of the sweat stains. It is a thin patina - when you rub it with a wet cloth, the dirt is visible.

    Before you remove the keys, photo the keyboard layout or make a simple handwritten pencil copy of the layout. It will help to identify where to replace the keys after cleaning.
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    or...just buy a new keyboard...? (i use laptops. keyboards always with keypad protector...just wash the protector can already
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    Or get a washable keyboard
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    I just wipe the surface regularly with wet tissue.....no problem after 4 years....

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    I use a blower to blow all the dirt out of the keyboard. It's very effective!

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    good advise...but I would rather just get a new keyboard for less than $20

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdevilzz
    I use a blower to blow all the dirt out of the keyboard. It's very effective!
    where does the brown dirt land on? :P

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    wah..$200 logitech G15 keyboard never cleaned one. got kfc, pizzahut, chicken rice, curry, coffee, milo, cigarette stains on it...
    Objection !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ninelives View Post
    wah..$200 logitech G15 keyboard never cleaned one. got kfc, pizzahut, chicken rice, curry, coffee, milo, cigarette stains on it...
    Perhaps you want to send it for a DNA test for the stains.

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    I just use rainbow vacuum cleaner to suck the dust, normally clean it weekly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by armadillo View Post
    I just use rainbow vacuum cleaner to suck the dust, normally clean it weekly.
    does a regular vacuum work just as well ?
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    I guess so, as long you do it regularly
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    I just dump it in washing machine. very clean.
    Eat breath LIVERPOOL!!!

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    I've got lots of food in my keyboard such that when I came back from holidays, I was wondering why there were so many ants coming out of my laptop.
    Killed them and more came out, so I opened up the laptop... and I found........
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam
    I've got lots of food in my keyboard such that when I came back from holidays, I was wondering why there were so many ants coming out of my laptop.
    Killed them and more came out, so I opened up the laptop... and I found........
    Looks delicious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I've got lots of food in my keyboard such that when I came back from holidays, I was wondering why there were so many ants coming out of my laptop.
    Killed them and more came out, so I opened up the laptop... and I found........
    Lucky you didn't find bugs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamadam View Post
    I've got lots of food in my keyboard such that when I came back from holidays, I was wondering why there were so many ants coming out of my laptop.
    Killed them and more came out, so I opened up the laptop... and I found........
    lucky did not turn into this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    lucky did not turn into this....

    That photo is giving me the same creepy feeling!!
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    Once I started a new job and inherited the PC from someone whom I replaced.

    There were a lot of hairs in between the keys which were gluey and sticky.

    Later I found out that she was a lady.

    Next day I brought my own keyboard and replaced it.

    I'm a gambler who believes that the wrong type of hairs can bring you bad luck.

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