I've just removed every key from my keyboard and given it a good clean, Does anyone else ever do that?
Admittedly, I only do it every couple of years, but the keyboard feels like new again! My IBM keyboard is now over 10 years old and is still doing good service on my repair bench! The keyboard I'm using to type this is five years old and still feels like new after its latest clean.
My Laptop is filthy
I guess I am not as fussy about the cleanliness of my computer, as I am about other things?
Any good ideas (up anyones sleeve) about the best way to clean a laptops keyboard?
I was going to hoover out the dust and then use a (squeezed out) damp sponge - but I just don't know really?
Badgergirl says that she keeps things up her sleeve as well as tissues, so
A good vacuum out will help, a damp cloth might assist in removing stubborn marks.
I shake the crumbs out of the keyboard every now and again and clean the crud off the mouse.
If my board gets too gungy, I buy another one.
I can get a well-decent one for a coupla quid, so...
My mouse is optical, so I never need to clean it.
I detest laptops, funnily enough.
You can't, really, pull them apart and upgrade bits/screw things up, like you can with a tower.
Being an old scrote, I prefer a huge monitor, too.
As I have tenosynovitis in my thumb-joints, those daft pads are an absolute nightmare, for me.
I can't see me getting four hard drives in a lappy, either. Not with a couple of DVD burners, too, for sure!
Lappies have their place and can accommodate normal keyboards/rodents and monitors. The bit about extra drives, Katzy, can be resolved with an external, USB, array. If you are an inveterate tinkerer then the tower is the way to go! As for those daft pads, I get heartily sick of touching the bl***y thing to scroll and find that I've just moved a whole wad of text, or opened a program that will take ages to load (like anything from Adobe) only to have to close it before I can get back to the task at hand. Touch click is the first "feature" that gets turned off with any lappy that I have the misfortune to have to repair! My lappy has a little joystick in the middle of the keyboard (IBM called it a "trackpoint", I don't know what Toshiba call theirs)
Yeah, I know about the USB thingy, obviously. Not going to keep the lappy entirely portable, though, if you're going to faff about with that sort of thing. You might as well stick with a tower, then, ay?
I love my laptop.. but have a hard time cleaning under the keys too.. and im a girl... but yes.. my lappy burns me too!!
MAybe you need one of those new lappy accessories that Janet posted, I'm sure that they could knit a pad that would insulate you from the heat.
As a reminder: http://www.karlsforums.com/forums/viewthread.php?tid=34988
I put the power setting to battery saving mode when using on my lap, doesn't get as hot
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Leigh, I removed keys from my main keyboard for the purpose of cleaning. All went well until I removed the space bar, which has a wire armature. I removed the key for cleaning, easily enough, but now I do not know how to put the wire back in position. Without it, the space bar does not work properly about half the time. I think it is not always rebounding correctly.
Wow, pressing the space bar scrolls the screen down (Just testing to see what you mean by rebound)
Can't help you scholar, I don't know your keyboard. Mine is a long wire spring that clips onto the space bar and slides under a couple of tabs on the keyboard.
Yes, and PC World (the mag) accepted it, along with many other articles.