Clean and disinfect your keyboard Video
Clean and disinfect your keyboard Video Transcript
-Most of us spend hours a day just eating, sneezing, and coughing over our keyboards and if you're really good about washing your hand before typing away, there's definitely bacteria on your keys. I'm Sharon Vaknin for CNET.com with a quick tip on clean disinfecting your keyboard. First unplug your keyboard or remove batteries if it's wireless, then flip it upsidedown and give it a few good shakes over a garbage can any crumbs or dirt out from under the keys. Now grab a can of compressed air to really remove any other dust or crumbs from in between the keys and if you have a mini vacuum, not it's the time to use that too. If there's still grime stuck in between the keys, dip a Q-tip in some rubbing alcohol and remove the dirt key by key, which may take a while if it's really dirty. Now, when all the dirt is free, grab a disinfectant wipe and ring out all the excess liquid. Then wipe the keyboard down including the palm rest to disinfect the keyboard. When you're done, immediately wipe it down with a damp micro fiber cloth, and then dry it off with a dry micro fiber cloth. Disinfect your keyboard everyday and try to do this whole routine once a week and set an alarm to remind yourself if you need to. For more tips, visit howto.cnet.com and send your questions on twitter at CNET how to. For CNET, I'm Sharon Vaknin and I'll see you on the interwebs.
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