How to Deep-Clean Your Computer keyboard (20 Steps)
Our workstations have become multi-purpose battlegrounds. After hours, we have lunch or snack while responding to Slack messages or playing PC games. We also let our desktop sets collect dust when we escape to the sofa (or, let’s face it, bed) with our laptops.
Dirt and food crumbs can cause a filthy keyboard, which is not only unsanitary but can also interfere with the performance of your peripheral. Keep chips dust from ruining your typing equipment. Using a clean keyboard can help improve your typing speed and accuracy and reduce the risk of germs and bacteria spreading on your keyboard.
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Here are the quick 20 steps to deep-Clean keyboard!
1: Unplug the keyboard before cleaning it. This will prevent any accidental key presses while you’re cleaning.
2: Use a can of compressed air to blow away any debris or dust that may have accumulated between the keys. Hold the can upside down and spray the keyboard in a back-and-forth motion. This will help to remove any loose dirt or dust that may have accumulated on the keyboard.
3: Use a soft-bristled brush or an old toothbrush to scrub the keys and the spaces between them gently. This will help to remove any dirt or grime that may have accumulated on the keys.
4: For sticky or greasy keys, you can use a small amount of rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab or a soft cloth. Be sure to avoid using too much, as the alcohol can damage the keys if it’s applied in large quantities.
5: Clean the keyboard’s frame and palm rest with a damp cloth. Be sure to wring out the cloth well before cleaning, as too much water can damage the keyboard.
6: Dry the keyboard thoroughly before plugging it back in. You can use a dry cloth or a small fan to speed up the drying process.
7: Regularly clean your keyboard, it’s recommended to do it at least once a week.
8: Use keyboard protectors, it will prevent dust and other particles from getting in between the keys.
9: Use a keyboard cleaning gel, it is designed to remove dirt and grime from the keyboard and is safe to use on most types of keyboards.
10: If you are working in a dusty environment, it’s a good idea to clean your keyboard more frequently to prevent dirt and dust from accumulating on the keys.
11: If your keyboard is dirty or greasy, you may need to repeat the cleaning process several times to clean it.
12: Be sure to clean the keyboard’s USB or PS/2 connector as well, as dirt and dust can accumulate here as well.
13:Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasives on your keyboard, as they can damage the keys or the keyboard’s surface.
14: If your keyboard is wireless, remove the batteries before cleaning it, to prevent any accidental key presses while cleaning.
15: If your keyboard is particularly dirty, you may want to consider replacing it, as the dirt and grime can damage the keyboard over time.
16: In case of any liquid spills, immediately unplug the keyboard and turn it upside down to let the liquid drain out.
17: For tough stains, you can use a small amount of baking soda and water to create a paste, then gently scrub the keys with a toothbrush. Rinse the keyboard thoroughly with water and dry it completely.
18: If your keyboard has a detachable cable, remove the cable before cleaning the keyboard, to prevent any damage to the cable.
19: If your keyboard is detachable, you can clean it separately, it will be much easier to clean.
20: Regular cleaning and maintenance of your keyboard will help to prolong its lifespan and keep it in good working condition.
It can be challenging to clean the computer keyboard and sometimes it gets so dirty without even realizing it. Hopefully, this is helpful for you. Don’t forget to check out other posts!