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mrchowmein
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:00 am    Post subject: Cleaning the Apple Keyboard Reply with quote

Wow I havn't been here in awhile after I sold my Mac Mini. What brought me back is actually my BT Apple Keyboard that I used with the Mini. After using my Mini for 3 years, my keyboard was filthy and sticky. So I decided to clean it. I took some pictures and wrote some instructions on how to clean the ENTIRE keyboard, including the insides of the clear housing. I know many of us have dirty keyboards, and most people do not go beyond the can of compressed air for cleaning. However if any one is actually interested in really cleaning out every piece of the keyboard, check out my guide. Cleaning will take about 1 hour.



http://www.instructables.com/id/Deep-Clean-Your-Apple-Keyboard-So-it-Looks-Pristin/ Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I spilled a Coke in my old Black
Mac USB Keyboard a while back
so I put it in the dish washer an
set it to Very Hot (however hot
that is). Didn't add any soap.

When it was done I shook it out
to get as much water out of it as
possible, then let it sit and dry out
for a few more days. Plugged it in
and it works fine.

Didn't remove any keys or use any
special liquids. It still works fine.

Go figure.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that might work depending on the amount of coke you spilled in. you just need to make sure its dry before using.

the problem with the dishwasher is that the goo and grime might still be stuck in crevices or in the underside of the keys. the water jets in the dishwasher cannot get between the crevices and gaps under the keys. I helped clean a keyboard that had snapple on it once, we tried dishwashing it. while it worked for a few months, when the humidity increased, the sugary goo in the crevices eventually jammed the keys again. a full submersion in a tub for about a few hours eventually soften up the goo to be removed.
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