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Old 08-24-2010, 01:11 AM
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I like to give machines a good clean-up before they go back to the customer.

Im not sure what some people do on their laptop keyboards (nor do I want to know), but you know those ones that looked like they ate off it? - with all the mysterious science experiments living between the gaps in the keys? - very difficult to clean.

I saw some 'goo' in a computer shop recently. Cant remember the name, but its a big blob of yellow stuff you use like a gunk-magnet to remove from those hard-to-reach places. Anyone used anything like this or similar?

Anyone got a solid method for laptop keyboard sanitization?

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Old 08-24-2010, 01:32 AM
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At that point I usually suggest a new keyboard. The dirty keyboard people usually seem to have a few missing keys anyway so it makes an easier sell.

I've seen the goo, but haven't picked any up yet, so I'm also interested in the feedback on this product.
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If it is that bad, offer new keyboard installation. Most people would say no but that is the only solution that comes to mind. I don't want to come close to touching that stuff... you never know what you are touching...
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If it is that bad, offer new keyboard installation. Most people would say no but that is the only solution that comes to mind. I don't want to come close to touching that stuff... you never know what you are touching...
If you knew one of my cousins and his fascination with a particular type of photography website, you would never touch a customer's keyboard again. His mom asked about it and he told her it was glaze that dripped off a donut.

I always visually inspect carefully every keyboard I encounter now.
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1+ on replacing the keyboard.

Most notebook keyboards are cheap and very easy to change. I think its a good up sell for those really dirty ones.

And also you don't know what kinds of pictures they have been looking at. All I can say is get some rubber cloves.
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