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  1.    04 Mar 2016 #1
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    Cleaned my Keyboard, and Now it Doesn't Work?


    Hello. I recently cleaned my keyboard, and now it is completely unresponsive. I bought a new wired keyboard, but I hate the feel. of it.
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  2.    05 Mar 2016 #2
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    How exactly did you clean it?
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  3.    05 Mar 2016 #3
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    I used Spot Shot. My keyboard was filled with food.
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  4.    05 Mar 2016 #4
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    You can getaway cleaning a keyboard with water (preferably distilled water), however chemical cleaners can be conductive even when dry. I would suggest thoroughly rinsing out the keyboard in distilled water (don't be scared to submerge it totally and shake vigorously) and then patiently letting it completely dry. Of course, there are no guarantees and this process might completely kill your keyboard.
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  5.    05 Mar 2016 #5
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    The best way to clean is to spray the cleaner ON THE RAG, not the keyboard. And not that much.
    If you have food or crud under the keys, get a can of air first. Or, if possible depending on the keyboard, pop the keys off and gently brush.
    The actual keys can be soaked and wiped and put back on.
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  6.    05 Mar 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterofcards View Post
    I used Spot Shot. My keyboard was filled with food.
    If the keyboard is not water proof you likely killed it.

    Compressed air is always the best rout and you need to keep up with cleaning so it doesn't get that bad again.
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  7.    05 Mar 2016 #7

    Quote Originally Posted by Masterofcards View Post
    I used Spot Shot. My keyboard was filled with food.
    Quote of the day for messy eaters?
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  8.    05 Mar 2016 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atomcrusher View Post
    Quote of the day for messy eaters?
    Food for thought.. don't eat while using your computer.
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  9.    05 Mar 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Masterofcards View Post
    I used Spot Shot. My keyboard was filled with food.
    Unless there is something else with that name, why would you use carpet cleaner on a keyboard?

    Spot Shot Instant Carpet Stain Remover and Odor Eliminator: Official Site
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  10.    05 Mar 2016 #10
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    Vacuum first.
    Compressed air second.
    Automotive electrical spray cleaner third. Evaporates instantly and does not harm electronics.
    And believe it or not, most keyboards can be totally immersed in distilled water (distilled water does not conduct electricity if you don't believe me take a bath in distilled water and have a friend throw in a plugged in toaster). As long as you let it dry thoroughly most keyboards will work fine.
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