04-05-2015 11:50 AM
Hi guys. Sorry if this has been asked before but I couldn't find anything in the search results.
I need to clean an X220 keyboard (has never been cleaned in it's 3-year life!). I've given it the once over using some household cleaner sprayed onto lint free cloth and then gave it a dab of Purells as well. I took the keyboard off and did it and everything works fine upon reconnection. But the real problem is all the junk under the keys themselves. I'm going to get a can of compressed air to try and tackle this.
With that in mind, does anyone here have any better tried and tested suggestions for getting into those nooks and crannies and just cleaning the keyboard in general? Cotton buds (Q-tips for our colonial readers) are too thick. I came across this video where the guy basically drowns his keyboard in isopropyl but it doesn't look very safe, although he gets it to brand new condition - I wasn't even aware you could get that much liquid all over the keyboard without ruining something!
Thanks for any help.
04-05-2015 12:23 PM - edited 04-05-2015 12:24 PM
04-05-2015 01:53 PM
I also used the water method, it's safe as long as you care that the back doesn't get wet, and you let it dry in a dry (doh!) place.
I'd clean some very dirty and disgusting dirty looking keyboards like that. I let them dry around 24h...
For those keyboards that are not that dirty I use this:
04-05-2015 03:35 PM
04-07-2015 02:38 AM
In the past with the classic 7-row keyboards, I have just removed the keyboard and then cleaned it with a small bristle brush, can of compressed air. An old business card or index card can be slid inbetween the keys to dislodge any junk.