Cleaning wireless keyboards?

stanw

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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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Use a magic eraser; it'll tear the eraser to shreds but the keyboard looks like new!
 

Toby Ziegler

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Mar 28, 2011
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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.
 

stanw

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Aug 29, 2007
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Thanks guys.

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

Thanks!
 

stanw

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Aug 29, 2007
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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...
 

Gonzo3333

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Mar 30, 2009
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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.
 

IGregory

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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.
 

azahar

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Feb 24, 2010
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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.
 

IGregory

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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.