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How to clean the keyboard:from specific products to do-it-yourself. Tips and tricks for cleaning dirty keyboards on notebooks or desktop computers.
Keyboard and display are the most difficult components to clean. The computer must not only be formatted, defragmented and cleaned in its componentsoftware! All hardware elements deserve to be cleaned. As we did for the monitor screen (how to clean PC, smartphone, TV and tablet displays), also for the keyboard we will give you a complete guide to his cleaning.
When you decide toclean the keyboard of the notebook or desktop pc, remember to turn off your computer. If the keyboard is a desktop pc, disconnect it from the computer by unplugging the cable.
How to clean the desktop computer keyboard
For a complete cleaning of thefixed pc keyboard (to be clear, the one with the big keys, as shown in the photo below), is convenientremove the keys. The keys can be easily removed, all you need is a very thin pointed knife. Place the tip under the fret by levering slightly at one corner. For a deep clean, remove all the keys and wipe them one by one. Don't forget to clean the bottom of the keyboard as well.
If you do not want to disassemble the keyboard key by key, you can clean it key by key with a cotton swab moistened with distilled water. The cotton swab is perfect for cleaning the interstices between the various keys. Cleaning with a cotton swab must be combined with cleaning with a small handheld vacuum cleaner.
Remove the keys
The keys of thenotebook keyboardthey can be taken apart. For the notebook, you don't need a knife: just use a fingernail! Again, start prying from an angle.
Pay close attention as the anchoring mechanism of the keys is made of plastic and if you make sudden movements, you risk breaking it. Once the keys are removed, it will be very easy to clean the keyboard base and the surface of its keys.
Products for cleaning the keyboard
There are many useful products for cleaning the keyboard. From “magic tires” like the one shown in the photo below, to compressed air spray cans.
Compressed air spray cans can be very useful forblow off the dust between the keys without having to disassemble them. As for the “magic eraser”, it has a very affordable price but can only be used a few times.
Among the various products on the market we point out the Trizes Super Clean rubber, proposed on Amazon at a price of 3.99 euros with free shipping. As mentioned, the manufacturers of these cleaning rubbers claim that they are reusable over and over again ... in reality it is possible to reuse them only a couple of times or, it can be reused several times only if you are careful to cut the surface layer of the same rubber in order to obtain always a clean stick.
How to clean notebook and desktop keyboards
If the problem of the dirty keyboard is the powder, to ensure its cleanliness you can use a soft bristle brush. Alternatively, if it is thekeyboard of a fixed pc,so with bigger and higher keys, you can use a small vacuum cleaner or crumb vacuum.
Again the compressed air spray can make the difference between onedirty keyboardand a clean one. Some spray cans have a small tube, which is very useful for specifically directing the air from the can.