Clean Keyboard

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Jimmieboy, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Jimmieboy macrumors 6502


    Oct 30, 2005
    Hi everyone. I was wondering if I'd be able to have some advice on cleaning my iMac's keyboard. It has a lot of dust and dirt and is really noticable since it's clear! Have any of you used a vaccum cleaner to suck it all out?
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    There are different levels of cleaning you can do. You can use a vacuum, or just unplug the keyboard and rub each key with a damp cloth.

    You could go as far as taking each key off and getting every bit of dirt beneath the keys. After you give it a good clean i recommend an iSkin. Really helps keep the keyboard clean. And avoids killing the keyboard if you spill a liquid on it.
  3. mfacey macrumors 65816


    Feb 1, 2004
    I recently pulled every single key off my apple pro keyboard (bluetooth). Took about an hour to do but was very effective. Start on the right side of the keyboard (near the arrow keys). The keys pop off quite easily. Just wedge your finger under the key and gently apply upward pressure to pop it off. Be especially careful with the big keys like return, shift, etc. They have a hinge mechanism that is somewhat more fragile.

    Also when you're taking off the keys, make sure you order them on your desk/table, this makes it much easier to put it all back together again in the end.

    Good luck!
  4. twistedlegato macrumors 65816


    Jun 15, 2006
    Rub it with a very damp beetween the keys a what not..........Well it should work but if not...i thunk the vacum might work;) :D :p
  5. mduser63 macrumors 68040


    Nov 9, 2004
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Like mfacey said, if you really want to do a thorough cleaning, take all the keys off (they just pop right off) and clean it that way.

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