Keeping your keyboard neat and clean is an easy process that you should perform regularly or else dust will coat the keys and build up underneath and sometimes the accumulated mixture of spilled drinks and crumbs can stop keys from working altogether.
So, show your keyboard some love by cleaning it.
Before starting with any type of cleaning, disconnect your keyboard by doing one of the two: either unplugging it from the computer or if it’s a wireless keyboard, turning off the keyboard’s power switch. If you are cleaning the laptop keys, do not forget to switch of your laptop and then proceed
Flip the keyboard upside down and shake it to let any loose dust particles fall out. You can press the keys if you feel that anything is stuck between them.
Set the keyboard down on a hard surface and use the can of compressed air in the gap between the keys. This will get out most of the dust particles that are stuck underneath.
Take a lint-free cloth and dampen the edge with the cleaning solution (preferably 99 percent isopropyl alcohol) and run it over the keyboard and the keys, picking up the last bits of dirt.
Use a wet cotton swab to go down in between the keys to work at any liquids that may be stuck on the sides or under keys.
Use keyboard protective film for a long term measure. A good keyboard protective film can effectively reduce the wear and tear and prevent dust from entering the gap between the keys.
Ensure that your hands are clean before using the laptop. In order to avoid the keyboard from stains and oil, wash your hands before using your laptop, or use tissue papers if that long mail cannot wait till you finish your meal
Do not eat or drink near, or over, the keyboard. Foreign bodies can fall into the cracks in a keyboard, which will affect normal use.
Dust off, clean up and scrub down your input device safely with these tips.
Happy typing 🙂