Is Your Keyboard Dirty?

Everyone once in while I notice that my keyboard gets a little dirty and key may start sticking. When that happens, I get out my can of compressed air and blow the dust and stuff out of my keyboard.

For those of you who really like a clean keyboard, however, Scott Moschella of Plastic Bugs tells us how he got his keyboard really clean: He put it in the dishwasher. I don’t know that I would recommend this approach, however it worked for him.

As he explained:

Last Monday, I spilled beer on my keyboard and received the Dishwasher advice from two very tech-savvy people.

Today, I can report that not only will the keyboard come out clean, but it will probably work once it dries completely. Every key on the keyboard works and feels just right – the Caps Lock light even works! This ‘hack’ is not for the weakhearted, and I would probably avoid putting a $100+ keyboard in the dishwasher. But if you don’t have any other options, it’s a pretty good bet.

So if your keyboard is real dirty and you would otherwise have to replace the keyboard, this might not be a bad option for you.