How Do You Clean a Keyboard?

How Do You Clean a Keyboard?

To clean a keyboard, turn off the computer, disconnect the keyboard, turn it upside down to remove dust, use a clean piece of cloth to wipe the particles, and then reconnect the keyboard to the computer. Use a slightly damp piece of cloth to avoid dripping water into the keyboard.

  1. Unplug the keyboard from your computer

    Turn off the computer, unplug the keyboard, and turn it upside down. Shake it gently to remove dust and other particles between the keys. Use a compressed air blower to get rid of particles hidden between the keys.

  2. Use a damp piece of cloth and a cleaning agent to clean the keys

    Place the cleaning agent on the piece of cloth and squeeze to ensure it does not have any liquid dripping out of it. Rub the cloth gently on the keys and in between the spaces to absorb dust and other particles. To avoid removing the labels, do not use a rough material on the keys.

  3. Let the keyboard dry before reinstalling it

    Place the keyboard upside down on a clean surface for about five minutes to let it dry, then reconnect it to the computer and restart. Open Word Document or Word Pad, and type a sentence to confirm whether the keyboard is functioning properly.