How to clean thinkpad keyboard

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Nov. 25, 2021, 1:40 a.m.

Hey Everyone

What's the best method to give an old style thinkpad keyboard a good clean to get all the dust and particles settled between the keys out?

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Nov. 23, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

I use the gluestrip end of post-it notes to get the dirt from beneath the keys. A very non-intrusive and effective method.

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Nov. 25, 2021, 9:10 p.m.

A toothbrush all around the keys and a good blowing out with canned air, followed by a good wipe-down with a damp microfiber cloth.

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Nov. 23, 2021, 7:36 p.m.

i used to take all the keys off on the early thinkpads, but it got harder as time went on at too easy to damage the key mechanism. So I take the keyboard out and give it a good shake outside and use a firm, but not too stiff brush to brush out as much as I can. Then vacuum it with a brush attachement. I then use a not too wet anti-bacterial wipe (not the kind with oils in), and slide it behind the keys and sort of pull it along the length of the keyboard so it slides underneath the keys..... you have to be carefull - it must not be too wet to too thick. finally, I clean each key top individually to make sure its spotless

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Nov. 25, 2021, 2:09 p.m.

I use an electric duster, not the type you can plug in, it's baterry operated and it's easy to find on aliexpress... you can get one while 11.11 is still on

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Nov. 25, 2021, 10:42 p.m.

A vacuum is ideal. Compressed air will work, but it also blows a certain amount of dust deeper into the computer or just moves it around. Only a gentle brushing between the keys and vacuuming can actually remove dust and particles with close to 100% effectiveness.




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