Cleaning Your Keyboard

Discussion in 'Keyboards' started by Ziki <3, Mar 22, 2015.

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  1. Zikiko

    Zikiko Active Member

    Hey! My Blackwidow Chroma is getting a lil dirty and dusty, how do you lot clean your 'board? Looking for advice :D
  2. Eirreann

    Eirreann Member

    I, too, would like to know this! :)
  3. Well i often grab a soft brush and with some fast sweeps try to get the dust to one side and blow it out and if you've repeated that a couple of times most of the dust should be gone. And afterwards you take an towell or something and make it a bit wet and gently clean every key as good as possible :) thats how i often do it. And if your keys are greasy you can add a tiny bit of soap. :)
  4. Eirreann

    Eirreann Member

    Sounds simple enough! And how about the soft matte surface that surrounds the keys?
  5. There are small mini-vacuums with tiny heads that can be inserted between keys to suck dust and small dirt particles out. Not sure where one might acquire one though, I just turn mine upside down and shake it a bit.
  6. What do you mean? I don't own the blackwiddow myself but i've cleaned all kinds of keyboards from desktops to laptops and from 3G to flat keys so thats how I got used to cleaning them haha
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  7. Eirreann

    Eirreann Member

    Ah, gotcha. The Blackwidow has a soft-feeling matte surface, as opposed to the more traditional hard plastic, which makes it a bit different when it comes to cleaning. It definitely seems to be a grease magnet. I've tried cleaning it with just water and a soft rag and, while that works for the most part, I'm afraid of ruining the soft-touch surface.
  8. And what if you try those wipes for baby's, those for their skin or something? It sounds weird but those are cleaning very well and from what i know don't contain any damaging chemicals but they are good for greacy surfaces :)
  9. Eirreann

    Eirreann Member

    Worth a try, I suppose! Thanks for the suggestion! :D
  10. Lafar

    Lafar Well-Known Member

    Well, the Razer Keyboard Enhancement Kit comes with a brush that can be used to reach in-between the keys, and also a key cap puller to clean the plate underneath the keys. Paul from NewEgg also has a pretty good guide on how to clean mechanical keyboards.

    I myself turn my BlackWidow upside down and give it a shake every so often. But to do a deep cleaning, I generally pull off all the keycaps, wash them in water, and use Q-tips to clean out the plate on my BlackWidow.
  11. No problem :)
  12. Eirreann

    Eirreann Member

    Alright, just tried this and it works surprisingly well! I just wiped it down once with just a basic "Huggies" wipe (no shame) and then again with a paper towel and all streak marks are gone! So I guess if you don't mind your keyboard smelling faintly of baby wipes, this is a pretty good way to go! Thanks again for suggesting it, Jeff :)
  13. Haha no problem glad to hear :)
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  14. greatking

    greatking Active Member

    I guess you could use a damn cloth to wipe the sides and back; a duster and q tips would also be good. If your keyboard is a mechanical keyboard one, then you could remove the keycaps and then use the duster for a deeper clean
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