How To Clean Your Computer Keyboard Safely


Computer Keyboard Cleaning Tips

Have you looked at your keyboard lately? I know that I hadn’t until tonight. It was gross! I am embarrassed to show you all these photos, but maybe this tutorial will help you get your keyboard looking new again. Now, keyboards can’t exactly get washed or wet, (we learned that the hard way with our mouse scroll bar and rubbing alcohol.. RIP little mouse). So how did I clean it? I cleaned it with Mr. Clean Magic Eraser. The cool thing is, I bought this keyboard from the local University Surplus Sale, so this keyboard looks newer than when I bought it. Look at all the college student fingerprints that I was able to wipe away.

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To clean you will need:

Simply take the corner of the Magic Eraser and rub gently. As soon as the key is clean move to the next to avoid over-scrubbing. You will notice little dust bits from the eraser, use the Air Duster to blow it away to avoid the dust from getting into the keyboard.

IMG_4643Can you believe how great it looks?

Do you have any other amazing uses for a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser?

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  1. Adam says

    This is gonna sound funny……but I actually keep 2 keyboards on hand…….every 6 months I throw the keyboard through the dishwasher…… heat……then let air dry over night (or a couple days……really don’t matter……you get a spare one lol)…..they always come out sparkling clean, and never an issue……..seriously, I was a naysayer……til I tried it! I was like WTF? electronics and water don’t mix! Cause yea, you throw the whole thing in there, cord and all…..the biggest thing is make sure it’s completely dried out before plugging it back in and using it ;)

    Then again, I got a cheapo 10$ keyboard from big lots……..the pictured keyboard looks like an Apple product ;) Don’t think I’d go there…..with that hahaha

    • Ali says

      I have heard that you can do that. I actually watched a youtube of someone doing it with their Apple keyboard but they never showed the after:) Wonder if it worked. Thanks for commenting Adam.


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