12 March 2019
- When deep cleaning a laptop, make sure it is not plugged in and maybe even see if the battery can come out
- Flip the laptop upside down and shake out any loose crumbs that might be hiding in the keyboard
- Spray canned air to remove large pieces of gunk or take anything small like a q-tip that you have to get into the little crevices without damaging your computer.
- If there still seems to be some bigger pieces, vacuum the keyboard with a small vacuum – be careful!
- Dampen some q-tips with rubbing alcohol, and wipe them over and in between the keys. Make sure the swabs aren’t soaking wet.
- If you have some sort of putty or hard slime, you can roll that across the keys to pick up any leftover gunk.
- To disinfect the keyboard, use soap and water (lightly), a safe and non-abrasive cleaning product, Lysol disinfecting wipes or anything else you might have.