How To Clean a Mechanical Keyboard? – Your Guide From A to Z

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how to clean a mechanical keyboardHow to clean a mechanical keyboard? You may have been wondering the answer to that question if you are a gamer minded person or a person who likes his/her items always up in a good condition, which is a great thing. No matter what, you are here because you are searching an answer to your question. And don’t worry, you will find all the answers that you are looking for. KEEP ON READING!!

 

In this article we will discuss the main processes behind the cleaning of a mechanical keyboard, necessary items that we need to accomplish the finest detailed cleaning and little useful tips behind the process of good keyboard maintenance.

LET’S START! – The Regime and Items

how to clean a mechanical keyboardJust like in engineering, maintanence is important. You must keep the condition of your keyboard up and maintain it in regular intervals. I advice you to repeat this clean up process of your keyboard once in every two weeks. Make it three if you’re too lazy to do it.

 

I will be advising you some products for the proper cleaning of your keyboard. But please don’t think of me as a promoter or advertiser, because some of these products are really meant to keep your keyboard healthy during the process and prevent damages. Best example for this is a keycap remover. And also there is my personal favourite Cyber Clean gel.

 

You may also clean your keyboard without help of any other special product, they are not a must. But i myself use these additional helpers to clean my keyboard and they really work out great. I’ve never encountered with any problems like broken keycaps or deformed keyboard chasis, thanks to these items.

Enough chit chat. Let’s talk about keyboards.

 

What Do You Need??

how to clean a mechanical keyboardAs i said, you need to get some stuff to clean your keyboard, it won’t clean itself. First of all, let’s start with obtaining the proper equipment to clean our keyboard.

 

  • Warm water
  • Cloth for wiping and cotton swabs
  • Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Compressed air
  • Sticky cleaning gel
  • Keycap Remover

 

Our cleaning will be consisting of two parts. General surface cleaning and deep cleaning.

First part:  General surface cleaning

Our cleaning will go step by step from surface to deeper areas in order to achieve full size hygen.  Your first task is to plug-off your keyboard.

 

Shake out!!

how to clean a mechanical keyboardGrab your keyboard and take it over a trash can or some surface that you can use as a trash and throw away later. For example you can lay down newspaper pages on the floor. Then turn your keyboard upside down. Shake your keyboard to force all the dust, hair and junk out. Don’t worry about being too harsh to your keyboard. Just don’t slam it or tear it apart. It will be fine even if you shake it hardly.

 

After shaking out your keyboard, apply compressed air to it to remove the remained dust and junk at the inner parts of your keyboard. Hold the compressed air can 5-10 cm/2-4” above your keyboard with a 45-70 degree angle. This is not to scratch and damage your keyboard.

 

 

Wipe Down – And Stick Down?

how to clean a mechanical keyboardSecond step is wiping out the surface of our keyboard. In order to wipe out the surface of our keyboard I recomend you to prepare a solution of warm water and isopropyl alcohol. In a little cup mix warm water with isopropyl alcohol in %50-50 amounts. And DO NOT use ethyl alcohol, it may damage your keyboard.

 

For wiping you can use a cloth or you can use a moisted hand wipe or you may prefer cotton swabs. I prefer using cloth and cotton swabs together. First dip a piece of your cloth to the water-isopropyl alcohol mixture. Just pay attention that your cleaning cloth isn’t soaked deeply in liquid. You wouldn’t like to get your keyboard wet and damage your keyboard circuit. You want your cloth moisted wet, not dripping wet.

 

Gently wipe down the surface of your keyboard with the moisted cloth. Make sure that all surfaces are cleaned up.

 

Take a web cotton swab after that and moist the swab with the water-isoprophyl alcohol solution after wiping down the surfce of your keyboard. Go down between the keys with cotton swab to clean all the sticky dirt. Make sure you got through all the tight spots.

how to clean a mechanical keyboard

Gel Is The Key For Continious Maintenance

how to clean a mechanical keyboardNow let’s get to the second part of general surface cleaning. Actually this part is quite optional, but I always do it and it is my favourite cleaning method. You don’t need to exactly do this if you are not willing to, but it really makes everything easier and provides great hygiene of your keyboard. For this part of our surface cleaning, we’re going to need a cleaning putty (sticky gel).

 

This sticky gel – widely known as Cyber Clean –  is meant to deeply clean the surface and inner sides of electronics by sticking and spreading to them. Well, not only electronics. It’s widely used everywhere from PC to cars, electronics to kitchen appliances. The great thing about it is that it not only deeply cleans your keyboard from dust,dirt and junk material, but it also sterilizes your keyboard. You just stretch it, lay on the desired surface, press it and pull it off.

 

I had the chance to use it myself and after using it I can comfortably say that it’s so easy to use and so practical that i’m in love with it. Now I’m using it everytime when I have to clean my keyboard. It doesn’t mean that you strictly need it to clean your keyboard and don’t think that I’m going promotional or advertising over here, because it was really the best variant for effective and easy keyboard cleaning. It is actually used very widely in many areas and is really a breath of fresh air. I’m presenting you a video about how to use the Cyber Clean Gel and it’s benefits:

 

 

 

Now I’m telling you the next task assuming that you have the cleaning putty (the Cyber Clean gel). If you don’t have one, I give you the link to the place where you can buy it:

>>Click Here To Get Cyber Clean Gel<<

 

 

Stretch your cleaning putty, put it on your keyboard, press and stick it. Then just remove it off. You will see that your keyboard area which was in contact with the gel has been cleaned and sterilised. It will engage with all the dirt between your keys and absorb them. You may roll the cleaning putty-gel up and use it again the same way until it has cleaned every spot, every nook and cranny of your keyboard. And you’re done! Clean as new.

how to clean a mechanical keyboard

It is the simplest and most effective way to barely clean your whole keyboard. You can easily repeat this process anytime you want in a really short time. Once in a week is ideal to do this. It will also prevent your keyboard from further draggle. It is always better to clean your keyboard in a regular basis than cleaning it once in a while. By doing that you won’t have to open up your keyboard every time and get into this extensive deep cleaning process. Just a few sticks in a week and you’re good.

 

And if you don’t have the cleaning putty, it’s not the end of the world. You can also clean your keyboard surface with hand wipes or moisty cloth. But Cyber Clean really eases the process and you can apply it anytime you want without disassemblying your keyboard, just to generally clean your keyboard in an easy way.

 

Two Is Always Better Than One

My best advice for general surface cleaning is to apply both methods mentioned above. This is what i usually do:

  • First I shake out my keyboard to filter out all the easy removable dirt from it, then I wipe it down with a moisted hand wipe and swab with isopropyl alcohol then dry it.
  • Apply the cleaning putty-sticky gel to all the surface of keyboard to deeply clean and sterilise.  Then woila! First part of my keyboard cleaning ritual is complete.

 

If you repeat this process on a regular basis you can prevent your keyboard from serious draggle and intensive dirt storage which will result in failing buttons and a look which is not so appealing to the eye. And most of all, it will also greatly improve your personal hygiene. Just imagine all the surfaces you touch during the day, you are tranferring all those germs and harmful micro particles to your keyboard, which you are in contact with most of the time.

 

Second Part: Deep Cleaning

how to clean a mechanical keyboardNow that we’ve cleaned the surface of our keyboard, we can continue our cleaning with a more intensive approach. Actually it also has elements of surface cleaning in it, but now things get serious. Our second part will be consisting of these actions:

 

  • Pulling the keycaps
  • Washing the keycaps
  • Cleaning the tray / base plate
  • Cleaning the switches
  • Dry for 2-3 days

Remove The Keycaps

how to clean a mechanical keyboardYou would like to remove the keys of your keyboard and place them together to a place where they won’t get lost. By the way, I would recommend you to take pictures of your key placements not to mix the places of keys after the cleaning.

 

You can draw out a layout scheme of your keys or simply just photograph your keys’ places that you will look at later when you’re going to reinstall all your keys back to their places again.

 

To remove your keys I advice you to always use a keycap remover. I see around people using butter knifes or their hands to remove their keycaps, but it is pretty risky and you wouldn’t like to damage or break any of your keys. Believe me, it ain’t worth it. You wouldn’t like to use a keyboard where a key is seriously damaged or broken.

 

The simplest and safest way to remove your keycaps is to use a keycap remover. It’s an item which is so cheap yet so practical when it comes to removing keycaps. And by using a keycap remover you eliminate the risk of damaging the keys. I repeat, DO NOT USE ANYTHING ELSE INSTEAD OF A KEYCAP REMOVER. If you don’t have one, I’m giving you the link where you can get one easily.

˃˃ Click Here To Get A Keycap Remover ˂˂

 

 

Also I’m presenting you a video which shows how to remove keycaps with a keycap remover:

 

 

After removing all the keycaps we can proceed to the next step. This is actually very similar to the surface cleaning but it’s a little bit detailed and physically deep version of it. Some of you may find some of these steps boring and you aren’t obligated to do anything that I tell you here, but believe me, it’s the best and most effective way of cleaning. So let’s move to next step:

 

Have You Ever Heard Of Denture Tabs?

how to clean a mechanical keyboardIt may sound weird to you, but one of the best ways to clean your keycaps is denture tabs. Fill a cup or container with hot water and put your keycaps in it. Then drop 3 denture tabs.

If you don’t have any denture tabs, don’t worry. They’re so cheap and easy to get. Click here to get Anti-Bacterial denture tabs.

 

Be sure that all the keycaps are submerged in the water then close the container with a seal. Shake it about half a minute then let it rest for around an hour. You can continue cleaning your keyboard while your keycaps are resting.

 

After the completion of your keyboard cleaing session you can take your clean keycaps out, dry them and install them back to their places.

 

Apply air

 

how to clean a mechanical keyboardOne more time apply air to the surface of your keyboard to remove all the dirt and junk from the plate of your keyboard. I have seen some pretty messed up keyboards and you can’t even imagine how dirty a keyboard can get.

 

You may not be aware of all that dirt inside your keyboard while the keycaps are installed but there is another dimension under them, and that dimension is not very appealing to the eye.

 

The best way to apply air is to use compressed air in a can. They’re pretty cheap to buy and work great on surfaces with dust-type little dirts, like keyboards. If you don’t have any compressed air, I provide you with source where you can get one.

>> Click Here To Get Compressed Air In A Can <<

 

If you wouldn’t like to use compressed air or you don’t have any change to buy it you can always use your lungs to blow the dirt away. But i always use compressed air and it’s way more comfortable, just my two cents.

 

Remove final remainings

You may still have some dust or stick that is hard to remove, so it’s time to use our water-alcohol mixture again. It will be much more easier this time because the keycaps aren’t installed now,which means you have a lot of space that you can work on. This time apply the solution to a cotton swab and clean through the surface of the keyboard plate. And pay attention to the mechanical switch parts, don’t skip them.

 

Some Lube Maybe?

You may have a sticky key problem where your key feels a little difficult to press. Just like it’s sticking to somewhere and can’t be pressed smoothly. If you are having this problem the best solution may be to lubricate the mechanical switch.

If you’re going to do this you’ll need your water-alcohol mixture and a lubrication.

 

This is the thing that you’ll do: Just drop one or two tiny drops of mixture to the problematic mechanical switch. Drop it right on top of the mechanical switch and make sure that the solution leaks into the  mechanical switch gap. Press the switch a few times to make sure that solution is feeded well to the mechanial switch. After that repeat this for lubrication too. And that’s it!

 

Finally, It’s Over

Now that you have cleaned your mechanical keyboard inside out, it’s time to get our keyboard together.

Take your keycaps out from the container which was filled with hot water and dissolved denture tabs. Dry your keycaps and then install them back to their places. I think you don’t need any guide to do this. Just put them on the mechanical switch and press them. And woila! Now your keyboard is clean as new.

 

A little reminder – The DON’TS

how to clean a mechanical keyboardhow to clean a mechanical keyboardUse dishwasher – This may sound a little od, but there really are people who wash their keyboards in a dishwasher. Well, I must give credit because there are some special seal type keyboards which are waterproof and approoved by the manufacturer, but washing even a waterproof keyboard in avdishwasher needs some balls of steel. It’s ot for the faint hearted and I don’t recommend doing it with any keyboard.

Use hairdryer –  Keycaps are mostly made of ABS (Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene) material which is a plastic and can melt under temperature. ABS materials have relatively low temperature handling limits that you may melt your keycaps while srying them with a hairdryer.

Connect keyboard while it’ still wet – I think I don’t even have to mention that your keboard may short circuit if water leaks into the circuit of your keyboard. So be sure that your keyboard is completely dry before connecting it to electricity.

Use sticky material – Sticky material such as some cleaning liquids may not be the wisest choice. They may make your switches stickier and lead to sticking switch problems which are not so welcome.

High Pressure – High pressure can damage your keyboard circuit, so that’s why it’s better not to use vacuum cleaners with high suction pressures. Folks who are interested in science know that there is not only applied gauge pressure, but there is also vacuum pressure. This is where the vacuum cleaner comes into the picture.

 

How to Clean a Mechanical Keyboard – Conclusion

We have discussed the main aspects of keyboard cleaning with you. Now you know the necessary steps to fully clean your keyboard and the items you need to accomplish this task. Which means that now you have all the information you need about keyboard cleaning.

But still, if you have any question marks inside your head, please don’t hesitate to comment about it. Be sure that your comment will be answered. And don’t forget that your comments are HIGHLY appreciated. Please give feedback and please share this content if you’ve liked it! If you want to directly get in touch you can do it by emailing to admin@gamingmiceplanet.com.  Don’t forget to check out our other content if you are interested in gaming peripherals. See you soon, KEEP IN TOUCH!!! And don’t forget, SHARING IS CARING!!

 

 

 

 

 

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42 Responses to How To Clean a Mechanical Keyboard? – Your Guide From A to Z

  1. Ian says:

    This is a good tutorial on how to clean a keyboard.

    It’s amazing how much dirt and dust accumulate in our keyboards over time.

    I noticed that you mention that we shouldn’t put our keyboards in the dishwasher because they aren’t waterproof? Wouldn’t it also be not advisable to do the deep cleaning that you mention?

    • admin says:

      Hey Ian!

      Thank you for your kind words)

      I mean that that it’s always risky to put your keyboard into a dishwasher, i think i’ve also mentioned that there are waterproof keyboards that you CAN put into dishwasher, but it’s risky. And deep cleaning is cleaning your keyboard with a solution by not contacting your keyboard circuit. You’re cleaing the non current-passing mechanical parts of your keyboard.

  2. Brok says:

    Great guide to cleaning up your keyboard. I honestly haven’t thought of most the ways you’ve listed here. I usually just use that can of air to try to blow out all the dust on my keyboard.

    Never really thought about taking off all the keys and soaking them and cleaning them.

    I really like that you listed the don’ts as well. Surely no one would put a keyboard in the dishwasher, but I guess you never know!

    Great guide to cleaning a keyboard!

    • admin says:

      Thank you Brok!

      I’m glad that you appreciate the content! I’ve tried to guide people in the most beneficial way of cleaning their keyboard.

      Keep in touch for upcoming cool stuff!!

  3. Olive says:

    Very informative! Love how you incorporated videos as well. I am a YouTube addict. I YouTube everything 🙂 It gives a great visual instead of explaining in words.

    quick question,
    I have an alienware laptop and the keyboard is getting really gross. Does this work for laptops as well?

    Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Thanks for your nice words)) Yeah i also find videos quite effective and consider benefiting myself from them.

      Well, laptops are a little different because they have a whole computer parts heaven under their keyboard, but you can extractt their keys and apply alcohol with swabs. But the best method for it is Cyber Clean gel – especially on laptops i prefer using it!

  4. Renee Townsend says:

    I admit to being one of the guilty culprits and have washed my keyboards in the dishwasher. Like you, I’m not suggesting anyone do it. Your keyboard may come out squeaky clean, but it may also come out with malfunctions. I tried it with a spare keyboard I wasn’t afraid to damage. No dish detergent and no high temperatures. Just a simple wash. What I found was the keyboard required a few days of drying before it functioned properly again.

    Again, I’m not encouraging folks to use the dishwasher, just sharing my experience.

    By the way, I liked the putty cloth thing. That’s pretty cool. I have a MacBook Pro that’s very sensitive to water… and no, I didn’t stick it in the dishwasher. 🙂 However, a drip on the mousepad can send it bonkers for days or weeks. It can see the putty thing coming in handy.

  5. Steve says:

    I always find it difficult to clean my keyboard when the dust collects in between the buttons of the keyboard. What I usually would do is just to use wet tissue and try to get off as much dirt as possible. That being said, I have not found a effectuve way to clean my keyboard fully. I believe that this method would work and would give it a try. Afterall, it is all for hygiene purposes.

    • admin says:

      Your keyboard cleaning is so important, not only for your keyboard, but for yourself! There are probably way more bacteries on your keyboard than on a public restroom. You should definetely give a try to this method.

  6. Molly says:

    Awesome guide, my keyboard is so dirty. I’m not a gamer, but I found your article because I drop food and gross stuff on my keyboard all the time. I didn’t even know you could remove the key caps. Can’t wait to look in mine to see how dirty it is. It will feel really great to get it all nice and clean.

  7. Kristena Calhoun says:

    Very good tutorial on how to clean your keyboard. I have always wanted to try and clean mine, but was afraid of breaking something. Now I saw that you mentioned the gel. I really like this idea, but I noticed that you didn’t have any information on where to get that gel from. I would love to get some of that. Can you recommend a place to get it?

    • admin says:

      Hey Kristena!

      Thank you for your comment! I’m glad that this article came in handy for you.

      And by the way, there is the link for the gel. Read carefully, you will see it marked with green text !

  8. tony says:

    Very good stuff I like your picture with the cat maybe if I threw some cat nip on my keypad that would work. Just kidding the gel was the best I have not used this product yet but now that I have seen it work will have to get some. I have used air and I know that works well with a little cleaning fluid like the fifty percent solutions. There was only one time I had to take my keyboard apart and I do not recommend it you can by a new one for time and head ache to that cleaning. Good job with description on cleaning though thanks.

    • admin says:

      Ahahaha nice idea))

      Yeah the gel definetely works like a charm!!

      Why do you not recommend it? What went wrong with it? If you stick close to the procedure there houldn’t be any problem with it.

      Thank you for your feedback)) Keep in toucch!!

  9. Eric says:

    Wow! Who would have thought that there are so many ways to clean your keyboard. It is one of the most annoying things to have a terrible looking keyboard and one that doesn’t work because of how gross it has gotten! The cotton swabs idea is something I never would have thought of, something that probably does a great job at getting in the tough to reach places.

    • admin says:

      Yes, the actual process is a little more detailed than you may have tought. Cotton swabs are one of the most essential items in the process but of course every item has it’s own importance.

  10. Xin Zhang says:

    Hello,

    This is a very thorough set on instructions on how to clean a keyboard. I think most of us do he simple method of blowing out the keyboard with compressed air and maybe a wipe down with an alcohol wipe. I never thought about taking the key caps off and washing them or washing they keyboard.

    I did hear once that you could actually wash a keyboard but they said you were supposed to use distilled water because it didn’t leave the trace minerals or salts when it dries that causes problems. Have you heard of this? It looks like in your picture you are using soapy water.

    I can see ow the Cyber Clean would work. After reading your article, I am thinking about ordering one for my laptop. Is it a one use item or is it something you can use multiple times?

    Again, great information.

    Sincerely,

    Xin

    • admin says:

      Hello Xin!

      I’m glad that you liked the article! And if you want a full lenght keyboard cleaning it’s essential to take the keycaps off. You can’t imagine how much it will benefit from the hygene side.

      About the distilled water, it makes sense from the physics perspective, but i still wouldn’t recommend doing it. Have you applied pure distilled water on your skin? It’s not a good thing to do. Pure combinations in nature are reactive. If i were you, i wouldn’t take the riisk.

      And about Cyber Clean, it’s really great. You can use it multiple times. It has a lifespan which you can make a guess from the color of the gell. It is als shown on the packaging of the gel. When the tone of CyberClean turns dark green, you better get a new one.

      T&hanks for your feedback)))

  11. Marcus says:

    I see that you have an image of someone washing their keyboard in soapy water. I’m assuming this image was added for a joke, just like the image of the cat licking it, and is not intended as a recommended way to clean your keyboard. I think if a keyboard was to get THAT dirty it would be time to throw it away and get a new one.

    But the steps you have provided here are very thorough. I wonder how many people ever actually bother to clean their keyboards like this. I suspect most people just let them get dirty and then eventually replace them. What do you think?

    • admin says:

      Yeah Marcus, it was added for a joke) Of course cleaning your keyboard in soapy water is not something that you should do))

      You’re right about that. Most people don’t pay attention to their keyboard hygiene. They could have enhanced their keyboards lifespan to double if they had been cleaning their keyboards but eventually that’s not the case with everyone.

  12. Mayuri says:

    Oh my goodness this is a good read. My kids eat things while using the computer and our key board is full of food particles. If there was a food shortage we might be able to survive few days by eating the stuff stuck in the keyboard alone. Thanks for this article and I will give a good clean up soon.

    • admin says:

      Ahaha yeah sometimes there are massive amount of piled food stocks in our keyboards that we don’t notice. I thank you for your comment! Keep in touch!

  13. CrewMonkey says:

    Love your site! Content is fantastic & helpful!
    I enjoyed reading up on How to Clean a Mechanical Keyboard. Visuals were great & you covered everything. I feel extremely confident that I can clean my keyboard, without ruining it. In addition, I really enjoyed learning about the Alien Graphics Amplifier. Your exactly right about the decision of purchasing a Laptop vs Desktop, in respect to performance. Now, I can have mobility of a laptop & desktop performance, when needed. I’ve wanted something like this for ever, but gave up on the search for something affordable.
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    I’ve always been partial to Sony, but, stepped away from gaming for several years & a lot has changed. I would appreciate your valued opinion.

    • admin says:

      Thank you for your nice words))

      I’m glad that you liked the content and the website)))

      About the device, i think it’s everybody’s own preference. I have been a PS gamer since childhood and it’s a must in my life, but some may prefer XBox or Wii or other console. But PC Master Race is something that i also can not let go!!

  14. Raymond says:

    First thing I noticed about your site is you’re using the ColorMag theme which I’m currently using. It’s really good how you designed it to look the way.

    Also your pages are very easy to read or very friendly for people to scrub through what info they want to read in your posts.

    I didn’t know you can clean your keyboard with running water?! That caught my attention which made me read about “deep cleaning”. Hehe. So you have interesting pictures and helpful videos with very good contents.

    This is very helpful for the new members of WA on how to develop our website.

    So I just wondered about your header graphics or logo, I just find it a bit off from your clean cool graphic designed looking theme. It just have so many kaleidoscopic colors and the “mice” word is not that capturing. And lastly, there are 4 different fonts used in it. But that just my opinion. Overall, awesome website. =)
    Cheers!

    • admin says:

      Yeah Color Mag is one of my favourtite themes!

      And no, you better not clean it with running water)) It stands as a joke

      Thank you for your detailed feedback) It really makes me happy that people are appreciating my wsite))

      I think you’re right about the header! I was thinking about a change of the header image. I will put a more minimised design.

      Thanks again for your detailed feedback and nice words))

      Keep in touch!!

  15. Michel says:

    I always used swabs and compressed air to clean keyboards. I once tried to remove the keycaps but ended with broken ones 🙁
    I liked the Cyber Clean, I didn’t know that this kind of gel existed actually and it’s pretty useful and saves a lot of work. Great tips man, thanks!

    • admin says:

      Swabs and air are essential for cleaning your keyboard well. But Cyber Clean is probably one of the greatest ways that you can clean your keyboard with. Thanks for your feedback))

  16. Kevin says:

    HEy DR,

    Great article! Let me think… I haven’t cleaned my Keyboard for almost 3 years!! I will take in consideration all the ways you state to clean it.

    I will come back if anything goes wrong 😛

    I’m really lazzy don’t i? LOL

    Thanks for this article! I hope to get things clean now 😉

    • admin says:

      Hey Kevin!

      Well it has been quite a while that you haven’t cleaned it.. It may be a good time that you can apply our keyboard cleaning manual. Come back and check out anytime when necessary!

      And don’t forget to clean your keyboard as a habbit!!

  17. Adam says:

    Hi! Congrats for this review, I really like it!

    I actually belive, that clening keybord is important, but everytime I do it, i feel like removing the keycaps make the lifetime of them shorter. Please tell me your oppinion about this. Do you think that not cleaning is much more harmful to the keycaps then removing them regularly?

    Thanks for your answer in advance! 🙂

    Adam

    • admin says:

      Hi Adam!

      Thank you! i really appreciate that you liked it)) It is rue that repeating these mechanical actions fewer can shorten the lifespan of keycaps. But don’t think that it’s the end of the world. You don’t have to remove your keycaps everytime.

      I think this intensive cleaning which includes key ap removal must be a process that you repeat once a month if you are concerning your hygene and keyboard health. But as it’s mentioned in the article, there is another way for cleaning your keyboard efectively without removing your keycaps.

      If you apply CyberClean gel once a week or anytime you feel that you need a keyboard check-up, then you will be fine and you won’t have o remove your keycaps oftenly.

      And of course, not cleaning your keyboard first of all is HARMFUL FOR YOU!! Not only think from the perpective of your keyboard but think about your own personal hygene too. Maybe you haven’t got sick just because of your keyboard but it doesn’t mean that your eyboard is a nest for bacteria))

      I thank you for your appreciation! Keep in touch))

  18. Carlos says:

    I’m not a PC gamer but, I enjoyed your site because you have personality and you caught my attention. The information your provide on keeping your keyboard clean is very descriptive. I may not be a PC gamer but, I do have a lot of friends that would benefit off your page. Thank you!

    • admin says:

      Thanks Carlos!

      I’m glad that you liked my site. It means a lot to me!!

      You can advise my site to your friendsi i would like it)) Kep in touch!!!

  19. Michel says:

    Shoo what a comprehensive article on cleaning your keyboard. You have definitely inspired me to clean mine.

    I didn’t know that you could take the keys off without damaging the keyboard. Do you have to buy the tool to do this or is there another way of ing this safely.

    • admin says:

      Thank you Michael) I’m glad that this content has inspired you.

      Yes, you can take the keys off witout damaging your keyboard. As i mentioned, some people try to remove their keycaps with butter knife or with their hands, but these are all risky methods. I won’t advise anything else of a keycap remover.

  20. Daniel Lara says:

    This is a great and very thorough article on how to clean a mechanical keyboard. Do you have any tips on how to clean a laptop keyboard, since the keys are not removable? Also, I would just like to call your attention to a small typo on on the word maintanance – should be “maintenance”.

    • admin says:

      Actually laptop keys are also removable. You just have to tick your nail beneath the keycap and gently pull it. Then you can apply compressed air and Cyber Clean Gel.

      And thank you for the correcting)) I will fix it in no time

  21. Paul says:

    This guide on cleaning a mechanical keyboard is just what I need Duru. My mechanical keyboard, which I’ve been using for several years now, has accumulated quite a lot of dirt and dried liquids; I cleaned it once before but it was a royal pain in the butt trying to remove and replace the individual keys. I’m due for another clean and the Cyber Clean Gel looks like it could really come in handy. I’ll check out the link. Thanks!

    • admin says:

      Thank you for the nice words Paul)))

      I’m glad that I could be helpfull. Cyber Clean Gel is definetely one of the best alternatives you can have for cleraning your keyboard. But of course it’s not only for your keyboard, you can use it on any device you can imagine. Just do it regularly between each few days and you won’t be needing a hygene operation on your keynboard for a decently long time.

      But of course doing an intense and careful deep cleaning once in a while is important to maintain your personal hygene and longing the lifespan of your keyboard

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