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Cleaning your Keyoard


This is a tip explaining exactly what steps you you should follow if you would like to Clean your keyboard. What usually happens, is that keys get stuck, due to dust particles or faulty rubbesr under the keys itself.

Before we start cleaning, you need to shut down your computer and unplug your keyboard from either the USB slot, or the PS2 port.

Now, you will need:

  • Some Spirits/alcohol
  • Cotton swabs
  • high static cloth/cleaning cloth
  • Vacuum or compressed air
  • Clean, soft paint brush
  • And lastly, some patients..

Ok, the first step will be to place your keyboard in front of you on a level surface.

Now, either use a vacuum or some compressed air to ****/blow out the particles beneath the keys. If you use a vacuum or compressed air, turn the keyboard downwards so that gravity will pull the particles down as well.

Step 2:

When you are done removing the particles underneath the keys, place the keyboard on a flat surface like figure 1. Now you will need to dip the cotton swabs into the alcohol or spirits and clean the tiny spaces between each key.

Step 3:

Now, after you have claened all the tiny spaces between the keys as seen in figure 2, i usually use a regular soft paint brush and just brush off the whole keyboard, at the side of the keys, as well as the bottom side.

Step 4:

Lastly, take the cleaning cloth and put some alcohol on it. Now wipe clean the whole keyboard after you have completed the abovementioned steps.

Now, you are done. Just plug the keyboard back in, and start up your computer. I always keep my soft paint brush near, to minimize the dust builup on the keyboard between cleaning periods.

Hope you can find this helpfull and rate acordingly.

Kind regards

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