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My keyboard realy needs to be cleaned, it is dusty from setting. but im afried of messing it up. how can i clean the keyboard? thanks

Whats the safest way to clean a computer keyboard with out messing it up? thanks

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  • linda_120857 May 22, 2009

    thankyou, ill try that. (canned air) 

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Water won't hurt it as long as you dry it out completely. I would used canned air and a vacuum if it were mine.

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