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How to not clean your computer keyboard and monitor....

Discussion in 'Technology' started by chris4x4, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. Jun 20, 2008 at 7:56 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 [OP] With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Ok. So I have had this computer in my house for a while. I have enough food and coffee spilled in the keyboard to feed India for 6 months. The monitor has a film of ?????? on it. I dont really like the computer. Its slow, it siezes often, etc. I came home from work today and decided to do a little cleaning. When I looked at the computer, I grabbed it and put it in the dish washer. I ran it on the pots & pans cycle with the regular hot air dry. The keyboard came out FANTASTIC! And the monitor looks like NEW! I cant belive how the dish washer cleaned in between the keys and got all the nooks and crannies on the monitor. :)



    Oh. By the way, they are now broken. :D
     
  2. Jun 20, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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    I used a vacuum cleaner on my laptop the other day.

    Got rid of all the dust..
     
  3. Jun 20, 2008 at 7:59 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    chris4x4

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    I used my air compressor on our note book, and it blew the letters off. My wife wasnt as amused as I was. :eek:
     
  5. Jun 20, 2008 at 8:04 PM
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    missileman125fw

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    I took all the keys off and cleaned with lysol. Now, the keys stick when you type and my wife and kids complain about it all the time. I should have left them sticky and covered in Bacteria!!!
     
  6. Jun 20, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    That'll happen every time when you use the wrong weight oil. :)
     
  7. Jun 20, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    pittim

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    I took mine out and rinsed it, then took all the keys off and individually dried them with a hairdryer. That took like an hour..

    Thats what a 15.4" Thinkpad T61p looks like inside incase anyone wondered :p
     
  8. Jun 21, 2008 at 6:49 AM
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    I'd throw them in the dishwasher. :D
     
  9. Jun 21, 2008 at 6:51 AM
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    The next computer I clean is going to be cleansed with my .44 mag. :)
     
  10. Jun 21, 2008 at 7:38 AM
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    When the keyboard gets really dirty and stuff starts to stick that's when you got buy a new one. They are $5 on ebay. Every time I start a new job I bring in my own keyboard and mouse. I like having a keyboard and mouse I'm use to that doesn't have God-knows-what between the keys. But I use a computer for 75%-100% of my daily work.
     
  11. Jun 21, 2008 at 10:17 AM
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    I heard that the car wash does wonders for your computer too!
     
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    why dont you try some meguiars products, you know, wash, clay bar, polish, wax and some quick detailer every 2 weeks
     
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  14. Jun 23, 2008 at 8:57 AM
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    funny story....

    My current room mate and i went to Clemson together. He hooked me up with this sweet computer helpdesk IT type job. this was what is referred to as a "legacy" job. never posted, its just passed from friend to friend. So he told me to just say yet to everything richard (my new boss said) during the interview. so Richard asked me things like are you good with computers, have you ever replaced a hard drive blah blah blah. i said yes to everything even though i didn't know how to even turn a computer on. anyway, Richard found out the first day when i couldnt copy a program onto a floppy drive. he was like "you dont know anything about computers do you" i said no and he said "thats ok, you'll learn". so there was no point to that part of the story except to let you know we had a cool as hell boss. and his budget was big enough to where he could hire morons and not really care. So we get all kinds of stupid calls.... "my headphones work, can you look at them" stupid stuff like that. So after richard leaves for the day my room mate took his very nice keyboard home. we took it out to the shooting range and pumped about 30 9mm rounds through it and then took it back to his office and put it on his desk with a note that said "the space bar sticks, can you fix it please".

    the next day richard was fine about it, he said "since my idiot employees used my computer for a clay pigeon i now have an excuse to buy a new one." he then took us out ot lunch. damn i miss him, he was the best boss i ever had. So long story short.... guns dont clean keyboards worth a damn....
     
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    :rofl: That sounds like my current boss (minus the large budget). :p

    I use electronics cleaner (same stuff I used to clean my MAF sensor). It evaporates (even from a puddle) in less than a minute, and takes everything with it! :devil:


     
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