How often do you clean your keyboard?

How often do you clean your keyboard?
 

 
 
 
 

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Anonymous

I have a really nice razor keyboard, this keyboard stays clean for a long time because of the close key arrangements and this is the best keyboard I've ever encountered, just deep cleaned it today for the first time in about 2 years, was getting icky, should be good for another 2 years now :).

Anonymous

I am cleaning my keybord only then when i had a coffe in it .Then i will wach it whith water dry litlebit and itś ok to use.I have only problems whit a and it has a holes in it and burnd sigaret spots.
Its worked fine abaut 10years :)

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I rarely if ever clean my Keyboard. I blow it off occasionally, but the only time I've actually cleaned my Keyboard was after a Pop spill and my Keyboard was one of the high dollar models.

Sadly the company that licensed it stopped supporting it so I sent it back to them and got a refund since it was fairly new and they didn't want to take the time to create the required Drivers for Win 7.

I really liked that Keyboard too, because it was a cinch to separate the Keys from the base and you could wash them with warm water to rid yourself of a mess like I had with the Pop spill.

After that however, I'm soured on high dollar keyboards. If it's more than $50, I'm not buying it.

Anonymous

after 8 years i found tabaco for 2 ciggarets in there and 2 Ironpin`s in it,so i don`t clean it often ,because i`m happy to found these small suprise`s in it...

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Every 2 weeks when I clean my room.

Anonymous

every 5 minuts i clean my keyboard XD
i have a lycosa mirror...

Anonymous

whenever i spill something on it or it gets shit in between the keys

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So far I've only cleaned my keyboard once, but it was a good clean... I stuck it in the dishwasher! Low heat with soap (don't use rinse programme as that doesn't use soap). Came out looking like new (apart from being a bit discoloured). Left it to dry for a week and it's working great! Just make sure you have a spare keyboard before you try this!

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"A few times a year" is clearly the winner.

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Anonymous

I saw little pieces of stuff in between the keys so I took it apart and the keys were caked with oil and little pieces of food. It was so nasty.

Anonymous

Once a day! and I clean the mouse usually in the morning before I start working!

Anonymous

I clean my keyboard when I clean my romm exactly . Usually 1 - 2 times a month.

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I usually clean it when I clean my room which is about twice a week, I just try to keep the dust as low as possible because of my PC mostly(has as many intake fans as out)

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Anonymous

I've never cleaned my keyboard because I don't know how to do it properly. Do you have any suggestions on how I should do it? Do you need special tools or can you use common stuff that you got at home?
Can you please make a Youtube video about it?
And please, keep the videos coming. You are awesome! xD

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It really depends on how dirty the keyboard really is =P but if it's just really dusty just have a damp cloth and wipe at it, each key individually if you really want to and you can take each key off(if you really wanted to =/) - most desktop keyboards are different from laptop ones so I'm not sure how to take the keys off, have a quick browse on Google =)

Anonymous

I started cleaning my keyboard often after reading about how toilet seats allegedly were found to be cleaner than a grimy keyboard in some research project. :|

Btw, I cannot seem to register at 3dgameman. I have send a message using the input form on this website, but have not heard anything yet. I hope things are working.

Anonymous

Well, I never eat at my computer, and my keyboard retracts underneath the desk top, so it's almost never dirty or even dusty. Plus I have an Ionic Breeze air filter about 3 feet away from my pc. Helps keep the entire area nearly dust free. Hmmmm...I may have issues that need exploring. I'll get back to you after I wash my hands again.

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when I had eclipse 2 & 1 keyboards I took them apart and gave them a wash in the shower lol But now I got Logictech illimunated keyboard and taking apart and washing is bad idea as i found out on 1st one i had :/

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I have Microsoft Sidewinder X6 Gaming Keyboard, & when ever its gets dirty I clean it up!

 

There is no specific days or weeks. I only clean stuff when they gets dirty.

Anonymous

I dont get it really. Why should I clean my keyboard on a regular basis. It's not like it goes unused 10 days of each month. As a gamer, webdesigner and webdeveloper I reckon I strike about 10000 keys a day, if not more. So there would be little to no dust build-up...

Gimme one good reason why I should do it a couple of times a month! :D

Anonymous

Just a few times a year is all I do.
I do keep a roll of masking tape close by. Sometimes when I'm bored, I like to fold over a piece of tape, sticky side out, and then I dig out the crud and cat hair between the keys.

Anonymous

I clean my precious Razer Lycosa once or twice a month.

Anonymous

Holy Keyboard , Majority voted on A few times a year o_O
I just like take out the screws and just remove the dust ..

Anonymous

never, its dirty but i always remember something i heard long ago : A clean desk is the sign of a broken computer :p

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I like to keep it clean. All i do is shake the keyboard and the stuff comes out easily. :D

Anonymous

mmmm... why clean the keyboard... if stop working just you need buy new one :D

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It doesnt get very dirty, so I dont need to clean it very often.

Tiv
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I clean my keyboard once a week with cleaning wipes. I vacuum the keys about once a month and every 6 months I remove all the keys and use alcohol for a 100% cleaning. Need to consider that keyboards are nasty and full of germs.

After about a year if my kids don't spill drinks on them or if I've hit the keyboard too hard after a game or 3GM stress they get replaced anyway.

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As a matter of fact after looking at the junk in my keys I'm going to 100% clean it right now! surprise

3dGameMan
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Prime example... Keyboards really collect all kind of stuff over time, especially if you eat and compute ;)

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I'm 100% sure what you see there in the keyboard pics are my Cheez-It Duoz that I snack on during online game play. It's a nasty habit! cheeky

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Deeply ingrained keyboard grime getting you down? Well then look no further! What you need is 3GM-OoW!! Yes that's right folks and for only 3 easy payments of $19.95 we will include a Power Juicer completely FREE!

 

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Anonymous

i have never cleaned my keyboard. looking at your before picture i will be cleaning it today. good job with the after picture

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What I did was use a dull butter knife and pop the keys off from left to right. Made sure to lay the keys out in order. Used a scrub brush for about 3 minutes. Then grabbed the vacuum cleaner duster end to remove all of the crumbs. The stuff that was sticky I cleaned with 8 Q-tips and rubbing alcohol. Then I blow out the keys and hand washed them in alcohol before putting them back. It takes about 2 hours from start to finish but the results are golden. Some of the keys can be tricky to put back in, like the shift, enter and spacebars. I should have made a commercial!

 

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Holy crap man!

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I clean my keyboards all the time, but when you pop the keys off be ready to clean for 2 hours! blush

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I clean it about twice a year. I don't just do a little dabbing either, I take every single key out, soak them in hot soapy water, scrub them, and dry them. Before I put them back in, I vacuum the keyboard. Theres usually enough crumbs underneath the keys to feed an army. Then I go along the grooves where the keys go with cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol. Put the keys back in and BAM! I just got a shiny new keyboard :D

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LOL... Do the results so far surprise anyone?

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I clean it whenever I spill coffee on it.   seems to happen at least once a year.

 

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Anonymous

I dont have any dust or something that makes the keys stuck, so I dont need :P

A pool about cleaning our computer would be cool also.

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Whenever I get into the habit of cleaning my Desk space area, I tend to also clean my keyboard and that just so happens to be a couple times a month.

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Basically until a key gets stuck. Its difficult to clean my laptops keyboard.

Anonymous

I wipe it when the blood starts making it all sticky, which is about once a week. It's real hard to get off, I have to scrape at it all the time -___-

Anonymous

I clean mine EVERY DAY. I'm so obsessed. I don't know why.

Anonymous

I think once a month I clean it with the vacuum cleaner.

Anonymous

Careful not to suck any keys off!

Anonymous

You know it's time to clean your keyboard when nasty body oil, fades off the lettering.

Anonymous

Once a week

Anonymous

I don't know how to clean my keyboard, I just buy a new onw every 3 months or so.