What is the best way to clean the wireless keyboard?

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  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, the white keys are yellowish and some became dark. What is the best way to clean the keyboard to restore it to original condition without damaging it?
     
  2. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Washing machine?

    But be sure it's the Delicate cycle!:p

    ;)
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I have had pretty good luck with those Magic Eraser things.

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  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    When I use those things on drywall, it produces "sawdust", for lack of a better term. Or, just like a regular eraser for pencil, you get the eraser rubbing off and the graphite mixed in with it, producing that dark gray residue that you whisk of blow off the paper. Similarly, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is consumed when you use it. Won't that stuff end up below the keys and muck things up? Or, can you just blow it out with compressed air?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't rub it that hard that it creates the crumbs you are talking about. I just lightly rub it across the keys. No crummage. :)
     
  6. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Nice!

    Excellent neologism!:D
     
  7. swordfish5736 macrumors 68000

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    I've had success with Clorox/Lysol wipes along with magic erasers. The wipes are great for cleaning up white cords as well
     

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