How to Clean Under Laptop Keyboard Keys

Two Methods:WipingPutty

If your keys ever get stuck when you're typing, the underside of your keyboard's keys may be in need of a simple cleaning.

Method 1
Wiping

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    Pop off the sticky keys with a screwdriver.
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    Apply an all-surface cleaner to the rag and wipe the keyboard with it.
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    Put all of the keys back on after it dries.

Method 2
Putty

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    Buy special cleaning putty. This is usually available cheaply online and in-store.
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    Place putty on the keyboard.
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    The putty will form its shape over the keys and seep through the cracks.
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    Pull the putty carefully off the keyboard, so as to not break off the keys. Wash off any dirt and crumbs.
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    Repeat all over the keyboard for a thorough clean.

Warnings

  • Don't apply the wiping cleaner directly to the keyboard.
  • Do not let the keys fly off the keyboard.
  • Make sure your keyboard is unplugged before cleaning.

Things You'll Need

  • A soft rag
  • All-surface cleaner or putty
  • Screwdriver

Article Info

Categories: Maintenance and Repair | Hardware Maintenance and Repair