Cleaning wireless keyboards?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by stanw, May 22, 2013.

  1. stanw macrumors 6502a

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    My keyboard is, unfortunately, used by other people and it is disgusting. Anyone have any advice on how I can clean it without damaging it?
     

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  2. Steeley macrumors regular

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    Use a magic eraser; it'll tear the eraser to shreds but the keyboard looks like new!
     
  3. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    I use a lightly damp paper towel regularly with no ill effects.
     
  4. overanalyzer macrumors 6502a

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    I've never tried this, but I've heard this suggestion many times, so I'm seconding it.

    I do the same, but with a 50% isopropyl/50% water solution.
     
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  6. Toby Ziegler macrumors regular

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    After looking at that picture, I'd say toss it into an autoclave. That's disgusting.:eek:

    Or as others have suggested, a magic eraser or some rubbing alcohol.
     
  7. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks guys.

    I tried a damp towel and it didn't work, I will try the other suggestions.

    Thanks!
     
  8. Lobwedgephil macrumors 68020

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    That's as bad as I have ever seen. Buy a new one. Or nuke it.
     
  9. stanw thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    hahaha

    I have no idea how it got that bad...maybe I will try to pressure wash it and if it still works I will keep it...
     
  10. Gonzo3333 macrumors 6502a

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    I think I got hepatitis just from looking at that:D. I would take the batteries out and wipe it clean with lots of isopropyl alcohol. Then cut off all of the other people's hands at the elbow that use the keyboard.
     
  11. IGregory macrumors 6502a

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    You gotta get one of these, a Moshi ClearGuard CS Keyboard Cover. You barely notice it and it fits perfectly. To clean the cover, soak in warm water in the bathroom sink with a little dishwasher detergent and just a little bleach. Ten minutes like new again.

    The cover also protects the keyboard from damage caused by liquids.
     
  12. azahar macrumors newbie

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    Another benefit with having young kids, is that you always have baby wipes around. They are perfect for cleaning keyboards... damp and anti-bacterial.
     
  13. IGregory macrumors 6502a

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    Any of those disinfecting wipes will do the trick also.
     

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