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Cleaning wireless keyboards?

stanw

macrumors 6502a
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Aug 29, 2007
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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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Steeley

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Sep 10, 2011
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Use a magic eraser; it'll tear the eraser to shreds but the keyboard looks like new!
 
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Mr Kram

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Oct 1, 2008
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I use a lightly damp paper towel regularly with no ill effects.
 
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Toby Ziegler

macrumors regular
Mar 28, 2011
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Gallifrey
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.
 
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stanw

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 29, 2007
842
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Thanks guys.

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

Thanks!
 
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stanw

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 29, 2007
842
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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...
 
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Gonzo3333

macrumors 6502a
Mar 30, 2009
544
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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.
 
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IGregory

macrumors 6502a
Aug 5, 2012
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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?

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.
 
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azahar

macrumors newbie
Feb 24, 2010
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Europe
Another benefit with having young kids, is that you always have baby wipes around. They are perfect for cleaning keyboards... damp and anti-bacterial.
 
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IGregory

macrumors 6502a
Aug 5, 2012
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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.

Any of those disinfecting wipes will do the trick also.
 
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