How To: Clean a computer keyboard

Clean a computer keyboard

Think about how many times a day you touch your keyboard... ready to clean it yet? Check out this Howcast video tutorial on how to clean a computer keyboard.

You Will Need

* A keyboard disconnected from a desktop computer, or a laptop keyboard
* A flathead screwdriver
* A bowl of warm water
* Dish-washing soap
* A towel
* A can of compressed air
* Cotton balls
* Rubbing alcohol
* A digital camera
* A hand-held vacuum or upright vacuum with a hand-held attachment

Step 1. Shake keyboard
Step 2. Remove keys
Step 3. Clean and dry keys
Step 4. Spray compressed air
Step 5. Dab with alcohol
Step 6. Reassemble
Step 7. Keep it clean

Tip: For future reference, take a photo of your keyboard before you dismantle it.

Fact: The world's fastest typist, Barbara Blackburn, reached a top speed of 212 words per minute.

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