Washed my keyboard with soap and water !!!

Discussion in 'V.C.'s Parlor' started by Papa Joe, Jul 15, 2020.

  1. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Squier-Axpert

    Dec 12, 2009
    Swanton Ohio
  2. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-holic

    May 9, 2019
    Calgary, Alberta
    Most keyboards of that style are washable because there are no mechanical switches in them. Just a rubber (silicon maybe?) bubble that makes a connection when you push the key down. My dad had one of those ones you could roll up, which is essentially the same as you'd find inside the plastic housing of the pressure bubble style keyboard.

    Looked kinda like this:

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  3. The one I use (Microsoft brand) can be washed. I take 10 screws out from the bottom and wash it under the kitchen sprayer. Soap and rinse.
    Cheers, Barrie.
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  4. Count

    Count Squier-Meister

    Dec 28, 2009
    For my wireless Mac board I use WD40 or Contact Cleaner on cotton buds. Time consuming but they both clean the crud off, not game to try soap and water.
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    LOSTVENTURE Squier-Nut

    I'm not sure exactly how different the technology is today, but roughly 20 years ago my school teacher wife brought home a keyboard that a student had thrown up on. Rather than throw it away, I asked if she thought it was dishwasher safe. She tried it, and it was. It worked for years after that. I'm not sure I would recommend it today though.
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  6. MrYeats

    MrYeats Squier-holic

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    You gave it a bath. I bet it has clean tones now.
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