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    How often do you clean YOUR keyboard

    BBC NEWS | UK | Keyboards 'dirtier than a toilet'

    Just found this article about some keyboards being as dirty as a toilet seat so come on, when did you last thoroughly clean your keyboard

    Been at this job nearly a year now and this is the first time i've done it and i found enough crumbs to feed a small village for a day

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    I clean mine when I do my desk... about once a month with a virucidal cleaner.

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    simple answer for me.....

    not enough LOL, I don't think I have ever cleaned my work keyboard Just go down to the stores and get a new one every year or so :P

    As for home I think it see's a cloth once a year ish NOT GOOD

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    At the start of each of the three main holidays, I go round all the machines (keyboards and mice) with the antibacterial wipes as part of my maintenance. They get a darn good shake first.

    I wish I could say I was as fastidious at home!

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    . When the letters go black
    . When the keys jam
    . When my fingers stick to it
    . when staff members prat about with it
    . in the event of a random outbreak of ceiling wee
    . in the event of random fluid seepage or spillage

    *whichever comes first.

    Mostly I just upend it and smack it on the desk a few times.

    The home keyboard has tomato soup in it...one day I'll get round to cleaning it. ;-)

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    We had a company that relentlessly spammed us with calls about cleaning keyboards and mice etc. To shut them up we got them in to do a free test clean. they then gave us a price based on the number of machines we had. Turned out they wanted £5.50 per PC. You could hear the laughter all the way down the corridor.

    It's cheaper to replace the keyboard and mouse than to clean them.

    HBJB

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    Let me think about this....




    "Never" is the word that springs urgently to mind. My diseases are my own, and if their presence on a keyboard discourages the teachers from using it; well and good.


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    I probably don't clean anyone elses keyboard as much as I perhaps should....

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    I don't clean mine in the office as no one else but me uses my machine. No excuse really but never get time to clean it.

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    When the pesky "100 hour keyboard warning" message appears i drop everything to find the "keyboard fairy" who has nothing better to do but clean keyboards. If it's not done within 2 minutes i rush off to find the Head to complain about the shambolic service.

    /sarcasm

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    ok I'll admit the home pc and laptop cleaned once a fortnight which for a smoker is not good , The work systems are done daily which is good not by us but external cleaning company but they cant help just moving my paper work can be quite irratating lol,

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    I normally give mine a wipe over with a duster every week. That doesn't really count as cleaning though does it? I never use antibacterial wipes or any other cleaning agent on my keyboard.

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    I clean my work keyboard about 2/3 times a week!!

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    Mines a wireless one so i give it a good spray with the virucidal stuff... wipe it over then shake it about to try and dry under the keys. If I get bored I'll use the air compressor to dry it!

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    I cleaned mine over the easter break, took all the keys off, disinfected them (as they hadn't been cleaned for about 3 years), hoovered out under the keys and disinfected that and then took me 15 mins to put all the keys back in the right order. I think i shall be doing this about once a year.

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