How will you make sure that you are cleaning your laptop keyboard properly? There are countless of advices from the Internet as to how one must clean his sticky laptop keyboard. Keyboards, whether for laptop or desktop, deserve proper cleaning. This you may start properly by lubricating your keyboard back to the smooth performance it had while it was newly acquired.
Most of the time, you will notice that the keys will stick, right? This may be attributed to drink spills on the keyboard, natural wearing off of the keyboard components, rubber pieces inside responsible for the snappy action when typing is weakened, and the most common, which is the dirt caused by dust and hair falls. Here are some tips on how you may resolve your problems with your keyboard and bring it back to its excellent operation.
Bringing Back Your Laptop Keyboard Back To Perfection
First, simply collect the cleaning materials that you will need. These will include some cotton swabs, cleaning ads made from rubber foams, paper towels, water and alcohol, lighter fluid and some scissors and tweezers, a kitchen strainer, a spray can of the Super Lube Dry Film spray which is indispensable and has to be there when you start cleaning. You may also grab a PTFE-based lubricant which is known to dry fast very much suitable for this procedure.
Steps In Cleaning Your Laptop Keyboard
1. Disassemble The Laptop Keyboard
You must first make a keyboard map for yourself so as to not lose any key that you take out from the keyboard. Cautiously take out each key and keep safe in a container. Remember not to use too much force as you might not be able to put keys back again. Small rubber pieces you find, simply keep in another container so as not to get lost.
2. Start Cleaning The Keyboard
Start cleaning your laptop keyboard using cotton swabs slightly moistened with water. Make sure they are just slightly moist because if too wet with water, surely the water will contaminate the keyboard and might damage the keyboard. This will guarantee cleaning up on all contaminants such as the soda or coffee or chocolate crumbles that spilled.
For the very hard to reach areas of the keyboard, get foam rubbers and cut them into tiny pieces. Using the tweezers to hold them, you can better clean these hard-to-penetrate areas of the keyboard. Make sure though that these rubber foam pieces are always slightly dampened with water.
3. Repeat Same Procedure Using Alcohol
Repeat the same procedure using cotton swabs dipped in alcohol next. Never use rubber foams with alcohol since they will disintegrate with alcohol. After using alcohol, you have to again repeat the same procedure using lighter fluid with small pieces of foam rubber and tweezers. This will make sure that all oil-based contaminants are removed from each key.
4. Clean Each Key Of Your Keyboard
First, clean each key with cotton buds and lighter fluid to eliminate all petroleum-based contaminants. With all keys placed in a strainer, spray with household cleaner and leave for 5 minutes after which you will rinse using warm water and drying with paper towels to dry completely. Then you must make sure to clean all rubber components, lubricate all the keys using the Super Lube Dry Film lubricant and finally, lubricating the keyboard by doing the same thing as lubricating the keys.
Now, you will have a perfectly cleaned and lubricated laptop keyboard again!