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    cleaning a disgusting "keyboard"
    « on: June 08, 2007, 02:31:14 PM »
    just a little  f.y.i.....

    If your keyboard is real nasty and needs a thorough  "cleaning"
    you can:

    place on the top  rack of your dishwasher .......
    one  teaspoon of soap (liquid)  ONLY *
    **DO NOT** have any heat element turned on,  turn off the heat  cycle !
     the pc article said to let dry   (4#)  DAYS   ........LOL   :-[

    AND  do not attempt this with a  cordless / wireless  keyboard.............
     use a tie strap and secure your keyboard cord

    this is supposed to work very well and it will not hurt your keyboard ~   :)

    REVISED*  You might wanna add: Try this at your own risk!      ;D
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    Re: cleaning a disgusting "keyboard"
    « Reply #1 on: June 08, 2007, 03:10:12 PM »
    I'm just wondering how many people will attempt this and post back saying "I followed your directions, to the letter, and now my keyboard doesn't work".

    You might wanna add:  Try this at your own risk!

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    Re: cleaning a disgusting "keyboard"
    « Reply #2 on: June 08, 2007, 03:26:19 PM »
    I've seen that procedure mentioned somewhere else.  I imagine it will work as long as the keyboard is 100% dry on the inside.  Any moisture in there when it's put back into use could be it's demise.  I've ruined 2 or 3 keyboards by spilling liquid on them.  If a spill occurs, the computer should be shutdown and the keyboard disconnected immediately. 

    Based my experience, any use of the keyboard where liquid has seeped down inside where it can affect electrical contacts will ruin it.  So, just shutdown with the mouse, if possible, and don't touch a keyboard until it's been disconnected from the computer.  Then do the cleanup and make sure it's completely dry before resuming use of it.

    I've seen some nasty keyboards.  I recall one that I believe should have been marked with a bio-hazard sign.  Fortunately, basic keyboards are not very expensive.  If the dishwasher technique fails, just replace it.

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      Re: cleaning a disgusting "keyboard"
      « Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007, 07:58:42 PM »
      Doesn't seem like a relatively good idea, too risky. With the price of keyboards these days save yourself the time and the agony of ruining your keyboard and purchase a new one.

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      Re: cleaning a disgusting "keyboard"
      « Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007, 03:15:01 AM »
      Doesn't seem like a relatively good idea, too risky. With the price of keyboards these days save yourself the time and the agony of ruining your keyboard and purchase a new one.
      But considering the price, isn't it a low risk?  If you're going to replace it anyway, you might as well give it a shot.
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