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Keyboard Cleaning

We all enjoy using our gadgets and technology tools. Apart from using them, we also need to take care of them and ensure that they are well maintained and in good working condition so that there are no problems. Computers have really become common these days to the point where every household has one and therefore it becomes important for us that we take good care of our personal computers. This will help us avoid repairs and part replacements. A computer generally consists of a monitor, the actual computer, a keyboard, and a mouse.

Keyboards are the cheapest parts available. Therefore, we never really bother or think about how roughly we are using our keyboards. Did you ever noticed that after some time the keys get hard to press and many a times they also get stuck if we press them too hard? Keyboards are simple, but we cannot do without them because we cannot input our thoughts and ideas without them and therefore we should take good care of our computer keyboards. Here are some tips that can help you keep your keyboards in good working condition for a longer time.

One of the best and easiest ways to clean a computer keyboard is to use a vacuum cleaner that can suck the air in. It's a common human tendency that we normally prefer to eat some snacks or nibble something while we are working on our computer or playing games and it is obvious that we might drop some food particles on the keyboard that usually gets stuck in the space. A vacuum cleaner is the best way to suck all that dirt and food particles out of this part of the keyboard.

However, if you do not have a vacuum cleaner, then you can use a fresh clean piece of cloth and try to clean the spaces around the keyboard. You can even use a clean paint brush and try to sweep out all the dirt and food particles that are stuck in between the keyboard keys. If you are not sure that you have a paint brush at your home, then try using an ear bud because it has cotton attached to it that will quickly collect the dust and other smaller particles stuck inside.

One more common way to clean your keyboard is to use a can of compressed air to blow out the dust, dirt, and crumbs. You can usually find these cans of compressed air at most computer/electronics stores or at home improvement stores. After you have the can of air, simply use it to blow in between the keys.

If you aren't satisfied yet and you are a patient person, try to pull out each key carefully. Try not to pull out bigger keys like enter key, space bar and backspace keys because you will have tough time putting them back in. It would be a good idea that you write down the sequence of keys before you start removing each and every alphabet key because you might get confused when you are putting them back on keyboard. Once you have removed all the alphabet keys, try to wipe the inside of the keyboard with a clean piece of cloth and then put the keys back on the keyboard. You can even try to wipe the keyboard with a slightly wet piece of cloth but do not pour water on the keyboard as that would damage the keyboard permanently. Always unplug the keyboard from the personal computer before cleaning it.



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