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I have just cleaned my keyboard.....

I took off all the keys and washed htem in warm soapy water, and took all of the crap from under it, oh man it was full of allsorts, crumbs, hairs, coffee, coke.

I didnt realise it could get so bad under there.

It was really quite disgusting actually.

If you have a spare hour, do this, or at least wipe the keys over with some antibacterial wipes.

Just imagine all the crud thats under there.......

I really shocked myself. ANyway, just a little hygeine alert.
 

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Thanks a lot! I was just about to eat my dinner! Now I've lost my apitite.. :nono::vomit:
 

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Yup, I've done that 3 times so far... too it all apart.

Kinda gross isn't it? It was bad the first time when I spilt Coke in it...mmmmm

I want a new keyboard... but I kinda have a love for this one... hard to explain... it is the ONLY part that I still use from the old IBM Aptiva I got in 1999... I slowly upgraded everything else (built my own computer) I want to get a new one, but at the same time I don't... because I like this one ... so I dunno what to do.

but yeah, cleaning the keyboard is good :)
 

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Yeah, the one i use came with a computer i had built a few years ago. I currently have a Dell computer and i didnt like the keyboard. So i stuck with this.

I want a cordless mouse and keyboard set, i think it just looks much better.
 

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Ya, they say people can actually develop sinus trouble because of all the crap that falls in them.
I usually keep a keyboard until the letters wear off but the one I got with this computer a year ago has been awsome.
I just plugged a different keyboard in whilst i cleaned this, theres a few lying in the garage, but i like this one, its white though, and the rest of the system is black.

I removed every key, and left them in fragrnaced soapy water whilst i got a roll of tissue paper and a few cue tips and cleaned it all through. The keys are a slightly different colour now though :eek:
 

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I want a cordless mouse and keyboard set, i think it just looks much better.
My dad has a cordless mouse for his laptop, but I find it annoying to always have to unplug that little transmitter and fold it back into the mouse itself. If you don't the battery goes dead. I personally don't see any point in a cordless keyboard since it will be right in front of my pc anyway.....just more microwaves frying brain cells from my viewpoint....:shhh:
 

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Yeah, the one i use came with a computer i had built a few years ago. I currently have a Dell computer and i didnt like the keyboard. So i stuck with this.

I want a cordless mouse and keyboard set, i think it just looks much better.
Cordless are nice if you get a good quality set. I use rechargeable batteries with mine. (I'm cheap, I hate to buy new batteries all the time!)
 

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Heh, none of my letters have even started to wear... some of the buttons are shiney (no more texture) but the damn thing is still good.

of course the palm rest latches broke, so it is taped, and the palm rest is cracked and stuff... still kickin tho.

I don't like wireless... no reason to me, the wires don't bother me, I don't want to worry about batteries going dead.
 

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I just plugged a different keyboard in whilst i cleaned this, theres a few lying in the garage, but i like this one, its white though, and the rest of the system is black.
I removed every key, and left them in fragrnaced soapy water whilst i got a roll of tissue paper and a few cue tips and cleaned it all through. The keys are a slightly different colour now though :eek:
LOL, last year I had a splash-proof keyboard with those drain holes, etc. Have you seen the new rubber keyboards that you can roll into a little ball and then it folds back!!?? Again, these are waterproof for a pool or wherever, but I would have no use for one unless I lived in Florida and had a pool..
 

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My wife's computer has a cordless rechargable mouse. The keyboard can be turned off by hitting a little switch on the side, it hasnt needed new batteries yet, and its been here over a eyar.

The mouse has a little dock that it sits in. that is in her cabinet so it is ut of sight, it shows up when there is a glass desk and cables stretched over it. Mine is solid beech, but i still prefer a cordless mouse at least.
 

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I have had a cordless keyboard and mouse set for about 3 years. I think I changed the batteries once in each one.

The big thing to remember about taking all the keys of the keyboard is you should be careful to remember what positions all the keys were in before you took it apart, I know people who pulled them all off and then freaked out when it was time to put them back on. No problem if you have another one to refer to.

Finally, I have had the same keyboards for many years and don't have issues like that because I buy "type through skins" for mine.
It's a clear thin cover that goes over the whole keyboard.
I get them from a place called wg supply.
Well now that I do a search for them, maybe they are gone. But there are lots of places that sell them.
You get used to having the cover very quickly and I find it actually makes it easier to type. No more worn keys or gnarly buildup. They cost about 15 bucks and you can get them from lots of places.
 

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I have had a cordless keyboard and mouse set for about 3 years. I think I changed the batteries once in each one.
The big thing to remember about taking all the keys of the keyboard is you should be careful to remember what positions all the keys were in before you took it apart, I know people who pulled them all off and then freaked out when it was time to put them back on. No problem if you have another one to refer to.
Finally, I have had the same keyboards for many years and don't have issues like that because I buy "type through skins" for mine.
It's a clear thin cover that goes over the whole keyboard.
I get them from a place called wg supply.
Well now that I do a search for them, maybe they are gone. But there are lots of places that sell them.
You get used to having the cover very quickly and I find it actually makes it easier to type. No more worn keys or gnarly buildup. They cost about 15 bucks and you can get them from lots of places.

At my old office i had those. I didnt liek it, i boughtt hem to protect my keyboards but i hated them, and took mine off.
 

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Man, the Dell keyboard I got with my new 600 mhz back in '98 is still looking brand new. Of course, the "t" or left shift and control buttons don't work unless I punch them really hard, but I've spilled pretty much every liquid possible and she still types away! One of these days I'm gonna get one of those luminescent blue boards, it'll match my case!
 

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My God. I just took my keyboard apart and all the crap I found ... used condom, tampons (not mine), birth control pill (mine), viagra (ex-girlfriend's), gold-plated Caddy keys, Gary Coleman, my Patek Philippe, a "B My Valentine" card from Little B.

Wait'll I clean the printer.
 
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