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Cleaning a wireless keyboard

I have a Microsoft Wireless Keyboard and mouse. Can I take the keyboard apart and clean it? The keys are sticking and I know it's from junk between and under the keys. I have used the canned air to get some of it out but it won't get it all. Thank you!

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Re: cleaning a wireless keyboard

Computer Cleaning Information Procedure: The plastic case that houses the PC components can be cleaned with a ... Procedure: Many people clean the keyboard by turning it upside down .

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