How to clean new aluminum keyboard?

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  1. skyrider007 macrumors 65816

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    I have the new aluminium wireless keyboard and the aluminium bit btw the keys are getting kinda dirty. Is there a way to clean this without destroying the keyboard?

    Thanks
     
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  4. skyrider007 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Expensive solutioN!!!! What's the cheapest Vodka in Tesco??
     
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    This is the most valuable piece of advice you can give.

    Always wash your hands first!


    Tesco Imperial Vodka (35cl) £3.60
     
  7. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    What? No Tesco Value Vodka?!?!?
     
  8. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    You can buy those baby vodka bottles/get some for christmas.

    I wear non-latex gloves when using any of my macs.
     
  9. koobcamuk macrumors 68040

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    Is "value" any different that "finest"? It's like organic = leave some mud on, inorganic = wash mud off... I don't trust supermarkets...
     
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    Tesco Value Vodka only comes in 70cl bottles. And while it is cheaper per litre, a single bottle of it is £6.23.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I am sure the OP can think of something to do with the remainder. ;)
     
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    Unfortunately, Tesco Value Vodka is only good for killing fish and plants. Not drinking.
     
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    I always take my non-latex gloves off first but that is because they are usually covered with pink dye and I don't want my MB pink.
     
  14. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Electric jelly?
     
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    I remember my friend once used meths or white spirit, something like that, to clean his (bog standard pc) keyboard, ended up melting all the keys together :p
     
  16. Ugg macrumors 68000

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    Y'all ever heard of water? :D

    I just take a damp rag, unplug the keyboard and wipe away.

    Actually, threads like these are really the only time I ever clean the keyboard, thanks for the reminder!
     
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    Sure. Goes great with whiskey but only a splash!
     
  18. Queso macrumors G4

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    Fellowes Surface Cleaning Wipes, available from Rymans. They're like a wet wipe but with a cleaning agent rather than water :)
     
  19. lil'homunculus macrumors regular

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    i use methyl hydrate with either Q-tips or a cloth. The Vodka, I use to clean my insides out.:D
     
  20. mag2001 macrumors 6502

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    are you all talking about real vodka like grey goose type? or did i miss something..:confused:
     
  21. IChing macrumors regular

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    My friend says

    he unplugs it and put it in the dishwasher on the top shelf at full cycle and to make sure it is extra dry, he then pops it into the microwave for 2 minutes, works like a charm he tells me.

    It even says on the bottom of the keyboard, dishwasher and microwave safe.:D

    BTW he works for Dell.
     
  22. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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    That's because their parts come from dishwashers.
     
  23. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    Get some Isopropyl Alcohol to clean things with.
     
  24. Particular macrumors member

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    There are more germs on the average computer keyboard than on toilet seats. I know Mac users are a little more particular, nonetheless, cleaning the keyboard warrants solution with a little more oomph than water. I think what the poster above mentioned is the best option.
     
  25. mkaake macrumors 65816

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    I frequently lick my keyboard to get it clean.

    :D

    In all seriousness though, when it comes time, I just unplug the kb, find whatever cleaner happens to be around, spray a bit on a rag, and go to town.

    And, having that wonderful transparent kb, I also need to grab the vacuum, because it can get looking absolutely nasty in there (my wife frequently snacks while on the computer)
     

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