Wash That Nasty Keyboard

May 31, 2005

If you’ve spilled something nasty in your keyboard, or if it’s got so much grime on it that it’s growing potatoes between the function keys, you might try giving it a spin through the dishwasher.

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.

For those unreconstructed geeks out there who’ve been living on ramen and paper plates, once you’ve mastered this, you may be pleased to learn that this will also work on the kitchenware that’s been living in your sink all this time…

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2 Responses to “Wash That Nasty Keyboard”

  1. rimone on June 1st, 2005 1:47 am

    hmmpf…you damn thief, LOL (like i can talk)

  2. Chuck Lawson on June 1st, 2005 8:02 am

    Whoops—that was supposed to be a good link to the source article… I just fat-fingered it 🙂 Fixed now…

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