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Do you wash your keyboard and mouse ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by HiTech, Aug 24, 2009.

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    So do you ?

    Here is an interesting study.

    According to a University of Arizona study, office workstations are much dirtier than bathrooms. A computer keyboard can harbor up to 3,295 microbes per square inch, a computer mouse 1,676. Telephones were the worst culprit, with 25,127 microbes.

    By contrast, the average toilet seat contains only 49 microbes per square inch.

    So be aware of this. :D
    SEMrush
     
    HiTech, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    now and again but it can be a fiddly job especially getting in between all the keys
     
    web23, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    I wipe my keyboard monthly with alcohol.
     
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    I Never. My keyboard was white but its yellow after a year and I threw it away (since some keys cannot be press anymore) :D
     
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    I do not wash but clean.
     
    Happier, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    I never did it.

    I think washing is not good idea.We can remove the dust by dust cleaners.
     
    learnerhere, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    Yes me too.. But just a dry wash... because as for as i know.. water and other liquid would not be better for electronic products... specially water i mean..
     
    websteps, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    LOL! My keyboard is all black. I dread the thought of what color is it now should it have been white. :p
     
    jamespv85, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    omg.. ..I never clean my laptop.. ..should strt doing it, i guess.. ..
     
    wwsclub, Aug 24, 2009 IP
  10. Digital_shubhi

    Digital_shubhi Illustrious Member

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    Well, I have also never used water to wash it ! :D

    But I clean it sometime with some kind of brush or vacuum cleaners ! :)

    - Digital -
     
    Digital_shubhi, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    dynashox Premium Member Staff

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    Lol... This also happen to me when I'm using white keyboard. Better for me to throw it away and buy a new one rather than to clean it up.

    I'm using black keyboard now. I just brush it daily to remove the dust.

    - Dynashox -
     
    dynashox, Aug 24, 2009 IP
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    Thanks for the information friend. I never cleaned it thoroughly. I will do that as soon as possible..
     
    SeoQuality, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    I clean my keyboard (with Windex) about once a year. Luckily my office is usually dark enough to hide most of the grime.

    Anyone got a Seal Shield keyboard? They're dishwasher safe!

    [​IMG]
     
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    At my laptop, only me who use it.

    I attempt to make my hand clean before use it.
    Every week I clean my laptop keyboard and monitor with dusk remover, it's kind of brush for computer with non static electricity.
     
    p4n4d0l, Aug 25, 2009 IP
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    Yes i do. I clean my PC and KEYBOARD every weeks. You require ensuring your owner's guidebook. If the producer has provided exact orders, you should follow them. Now before you initiate you make sure to close down your computer. And cut off the keyboard.
     
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    Yeah i think yearly i washed my keyboard.. for mouse well i change every 6 month :p so no need to wash it
     
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    I do not wash them, but i do clean them regularly cause lot of dust coming from my balcony makes my workstation pretty dirty.
     
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    I don,t wash them. I do have keyboard wipes though ;).
     
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    They both come up shiny and clean after 30 minutes in the dishwasher.
     
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    infact, you don`t even need to wash it at all...
    ever heard of "compressed air"!!
    it would do wonders in cleaning your stuffs.
     
    erolelcott, Aug 26, 2009 IP