...but I recently pried off all the keys of my Corsair illuminated gaming keyboard, scrubbed it with a toothbrush and some 409, then rinsed it off in the shower. I tossed the keys in a Ziploc bag with some water and dish-washing detergent, then rinsed them in a colander. I left it all out on the porch (I'm in Los Angeles, so rain was not a problem) for three days until I was pretty sure it was completely dry, then reassembled and plugged it in. Aside from one momentary glitch with my "H" key, the keyboard looks and works like new.
Now, full disclosure, I was half looking for an excuse to buy a new keyboard, so I wouldn't have been too disappointed if it hadn't worked!
Hello, I love reading the valuable help offered on these posts. Today I have a question: Much like the ray of light illuminated the location of the Ark for Indiana Jones in the Raiders of the Lost Ark on that special day, today the sun shone on my keyboard to illuminate all the disgusting grunge sitting under the keys.
I panicked and banged on it repeatedly over the tub, but when I brought it back, there was still a considerable amount of grunge still in there. I spent a half hour picking out yuck with a bent paper clip alternating with vacuuming and then wiped it all down with a disinfectant wipe. I know there is still stuff in there, but for the sake of my sanity, I will have to pretend I got everything... for now.
I once tried washing my keyboard after reading a recommendation in an article online. It was supposed to be safe and effective at removing grunge. That was the keyboard before I suddenly needed to buy this one. Just what is a "sufficient amount of drying time" for electronics, anyway?
It occurs to me that keyboards should come with crumb trays -- like toasters. Or that the manufacturer should specifically describe how to clean safely. So what is the best way to clean a keyboard? Are there models that are easier to clean than others?
Inquiring minds want to know! Thanks for reading my question Kindest regards.
--Submitted by Lynda B.