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Cleaning a Notebook keyboard

by cardinal123 / October 29, 2005 2:14 PM PDT

So I was working on a group project at University on my laptop and my brilliant group member beside me knocks his Coke over and spills some of it on my keyboard. Now a few of the keys are quite sticky when I press them. Anyone know the best way to clean under the keys? I'm pretty sure they aren't the ones that just pop off. I'm using a Toshiba M30 Satellite if that helps.

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I suggest...
by Willy / October 29, 2005 2:29 PM PDT

I would use plain 90% rubbing alcohol damping a clean t-shirt or clean shop towel(paper SHOP towel). Using some flat plastic to best squeeze the damp cloth around the keys. The plain fact is, it's a big PITA to do and the success truly depends on the kybd. involved and just how it was amde plus the waer&tear already done. Coke is a simple yet painful intrusive substance for besides sticky keys, short, corrode, stain, and attract pests. Hope for the best and clean well, repeat often. A can of electrical spray may work, but be sure it's safe for plastics. Please allow to dry/air out before use.

tada -----Willy Happy

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You might also try..
by jackintucson / October 30, 2005 1:20 AM PDT
In reply to: I suggest...

a can of electronic contact cleaner to get underneath the keys. Tilt the laptop one way...spray...tilt the other way...spray. Let dry and check. Shouldn't hurt anything.

and life goes on...


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