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    Keyboard cleaning!

    Hi guys, whats the best thing to be using for cleaning keyboards? They are grubby as anything at the moment. I've got some heavy duty wipes but they seem to leave a sticky residue on the keyboard. Anyone got any (cheap) ideas? Cheers

    Rob.

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    A foam cleaner with a micro fibre cloth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    A foam cleaner with a micro fibre cloth.

    Ben
    Plus some Y6 kids who don't want to go out in the cold at break

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    keyboard clean

    http://www.helpwithpcs.com/maintenan...g-keyboard.htm

    depends how much time you have obviously.

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    We use an antibacterial surface cleaner (supermarket own brand is cheap!) and all-purpose wipes (same supermarket) as our kids have never been observed washing their hands. Gets rid of that brown grease that builds up on keyboards & mice (ugh) and doesn't leave any residue of note.

    If you want to remove graffiti from keyboards (marker pen, pencil, biro) the best thing to use is methylated spirit (not denatured ethanol from science dept as it's useless!). Haven't yet found anything which can remove those damn gel roller ball pens though...

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    Um... we tip them upside down and give them a bl**dy good shake and then use anti-bacterial wet wipes.

    Not very high-tech, but it's cheap and does the job!

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    Our kids vandalise the mice/keyboards regularly. They break before they get mucky enough to deserve cleaning.

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    Baby Wipes always worked for me

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
    Hi guys, whats the best thing to be using for cleaning keyboards? They are grubby as anything at the moment. I've got some heavy duty wipes but they seem to leave a sticky residue on the keyboard. Anyone got any (cheap) ideas? Cheers

    Rob.
    Cleaning? ours get wrecked before thier out the box pretty much

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilsAdvocate View Post
    whats the best thing to be using for cleaning keyboards?
    The packet of blu-tak I have reckons it can be used to clean keyboards. Never actually tried it, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    The packet of blu-tak I have reckons it can be used to clean keyboards. Never actually tried it, though.

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    Wow man....sentient blu-tak
    Far out

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    Many many years ago when keyboards were of good quality we used to put them in the dishwasher - [ after removing the keys and membrane first ]
    Used to come up real nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Our kids vandalise the mice/keyboards regularly. They break before they get mucky enough to deserve cleaning.
    Indeed !!

    That happens to us too and we pretty much change all keyboards and mice in the summer hols. We buy cheapo ones since they'll only bust them anyway.

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    We are replacing all our grubby ones in the holidays. They are in a bit of a state.

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    Has anyone done the dishwasher trick more recently, i keep meaning to bung a couple of working old ones in the dish dosh one holiday at work and see what happens, if it works well then they can all go in

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