How to Clean a Laptop Keyboard?

Laptop keyboards are more complicated compared to the desktop computers. Hence the wear and tear of keys of a laptop is much higher relatively.
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Aug. 18, 2011 - PRLog -- Before cleaning the keyboard, get ready items such as cotton swabs, paper towels, lighter fluid, cosmetic foam rubber cleaning pads, scissors, and kitchen strainer and so on, as you would be needing them to carry out the cleaning process..

The next step is disassembly of the keyboard. Each key is pried loose with the help of a screwdriver. By doing this way, the keys will pop off. Ensure excessive force is not applied. Remove the small rubber piece in each key and keep them safe as they are tiny and may get lost while handling. Take cotton swabs dampened with water and start cleaning the keyboard. Be sure the cotton is damped slightly which otherwise will contaminate the keyboard. Cleaning should be carried out in each and every space of the keyboard with rubbing alcohol and cotton swabs. Lighters fluid and foam rubber is used finally. The smallest key guides can be cleaned with small pieces of tweezers and foam rubber. By doing this process, all petroleum-based contaminants and grease is removed.

Allow the keys to be soaked in the kitchen strainer for sometime. Later rinse thoroughly with the help of hot water and make it dry using paper towels. Ensure the keys completely dry. The next parts to be cleaned are the rubber components. Put all the rubber components in a kitchen strainer followed by spraying household cleaner and let them stand for a few minutes. Take care that they don't jump out of the strainer and get lost. Use hot water and then paper towels to dry.

Next the lubrication of keys is carried out. All the keys are placed bottom up on a paper bad. Using super lube dry film lubricant, coat the keys. To ensure penetration into small spaces inside each key, this lubrication is carried from all four sides and should not be carried out repeatedly as the solvent may affect the plastic. Apply lubricant to the keyboard and allow it to dry. Before doing this, mask off the laptop using paper and scotch tape.

Now keys, rubber components and keyboard have been cleaned. Finally the reassembly is done. Place all the rubber components into the keyboard. Install all the keys and confirm proper alignment and press down to snap the keys into the place firmly. This completes the cleaning process and you can use your keyboard once again.

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