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Crumbs In/on The Keyboard ..........  
User currently onlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2122 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1953 times:

It seems that no matter what I do, by the end of every week my keyboards are full of crap, the only solution so far being to attack them with one of those cans of compressed air that us IT guys love so much.

This week I even found a bit of rotting tuna!  Wow!

I daren't look at some of my colleagues k/b's, knowing full well that the won't have been cleaned since the PC's were installed over a year ago!

Has anyone found an easy way of preventing crumbs and general dust from gathering underneath and between the keys on their keyboard?


Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4761 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Crumbs, well... don't eat anywhere near the keyboard, duh  Wink

As for dust, I can't think of a practical solution other than cover the keyboard when not in use.



Don't expect to see me around that much (if at all) -- the contact link should still work, though.
User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1935 times:

Eat Away from the Table.
Use a Vacuum cleaner.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1921 times:

Quoting Gordonsmall (Thread starter):
This week I even found a bit of rotting tuna!

Thats fucking disgusting.


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 3):
Thats fucking disgusting.

There's a full tuna under my keys Big grin I usually turn my keyboard upside down and shake violently, then headbutt it a few times, has worked on many occasions!!! I think I might try the vacuum cleaner next time.  Wink



Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1907 times:

Pick the keys off and give it a good scrub. If its a colleagues keyboard, re-assemble the keys in a different order to confuse them....


That'll teach you
User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1906 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5):
If its a colleagues keyboard, re-assemble the keys in a different order to confuse them....

A little trick, Swap the M and N keys, it will sure as hell confuse some people who won't realise!



Religion is an illusion of childhood... Outgrown under proper education.
User currently offlineDeltaDC9 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 2844 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

Two answers:

1) Get a keyboard cover that is made to type thru
2) Get a keyboard that is waterproof, because they also are food proof. Some people dont likenthe feel of them though.



Dont take life too seriously because you will never get out of it alive - Bugs Bunny
User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5157 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

Quoting DeltaDC9 (Reply 7):
2) Get a keyboard that is waterproof, because they also are food proof. Some people dont likenthe feel of them though.

If you give me a ring I can sell you some industrial keyboards.... they should be food proof  Silly



That'll teach you
User currently onlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2122 posts, RR: 21
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

Thanks guys, but I think I'll stick to giving it a good dose of compressed air now and again.


Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineJamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1853 times:

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 5):
Pick the keys off and give it a good scrub. If its a colleagues keyboard, re-assemble the keys in a different order to confuse them....

O god that is sooo funny, we always do it in our I.T rooms at school and normally replace V-B K-l and other not so noticeable ones like that.

Rgds --James--



You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
User currently offlineIFEMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1848 times:

You could by one of those etched-key keyboards that don't have traditional keys and are completely flat. They cost and bomb and I've heard they take a bit of getting used to, but it would certainly solve the problem.

User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1833 times:

Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 1):
Crumbs, well... don't eat anywhere near the keyboard, duh

 checkmark 

I try not to eat near my keyboard, keeps it nice and clean  Smile



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineThom@s From Norway, joined Oct 2000, 11953 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1804 times:

Quoting Gordonsmall (Thread starter):
Has anyone found an easy way of preventing crumbs and general dust from gathering underneath and between the keys on their keyboard?



Quoting Carmenlu15 (Reply 1):
Crumbs, well... don't eat anywhere near the keyboard, duh

Ah.. so easy.  Smile

Quoting Gordonsmall (Thread starter):
This week I even found a bit of rotting tuna!

Well, now you don't have to worry about bringing lunch...

Thom@s



"If guns don't kill people, people kill people - does that mean toasters don't toast toast, toast toast toast?"
User currently offlineBA757 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2832 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1792 times:

Quoting Daleaholic (Reply 4):
then headbutt it a few times, has worked on many occasions!!!

Random! Big grin

Adam


User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1779 times:

If its too hard to clean just change it, it just costs about $8!


rolf
User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1769 times:

Quoting Gordonsmall (Thread starter):
Has anyone found an easy way of preventing crumbs and general dust from gathering underneath and between the keys on their keyboard?

Rule #1......food and drinks are not allowed near the computer!! That way there is no chance of spilling something or having crumbs in the keyboard.

Phyllis  bouncy 


User currently offlineANCFlyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Quoting Vaporlock (Reply 16):
Rule #1......food and drinks are not allowed near the computer!!

 checkmark 

Lost my previous laptop because my g/f dropped a glass of water in it . . .  irked  irked  irked  irked 

Rule #2, see rule #1.


User currently onlineGordonsmall From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2001, 2122 posts, RR: 21
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1767 times:

Quoting Vaporlock (Reply 16):
Rule #1......food and drinks are not allowed near the computer!! That way there is no chance of spilling something or having crumbs in the keyboard.

It's cheaper to buy me a new computer every now and again than to have to pay my wages during my (unproductive) lunch hour!  Wink



Statistically, people who have had the most birthdays tend to live the longest.
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1757 times:

How about eat your lunch outside in the glorious sunshine instead of at your desk ?


Ah my mistake - that advice only applies to the non-Scots of course  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

No food near the keyboard? No way!!!! How the hell do you eat the crisps and buns while at work? Or the spag bol in the den? I'll put up with the ecosytem developing under my keys thank you. Big grin

Mind you, I do draw the line at liquid, thats just silly! Makes the k/b all sticky! And, I am reliably informed, so does something else! Big grin

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 20):
Mind you, I do draw the line at liquid, thats just silly! Makes the k/b all sticky! And, I am reliably informed, so does something else!

Eww, I hope your not writing about what I think you are  Sad  Wink



Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlineSkidmarks From UK - England, joined Dec 2004, 7121 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 21):
Eww, I hope your not writing about what I think you are

 angel  Who me?  devil 

Andy  old 



Growing old is compulsory, growing up is optional
User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 22):
Who me?

Thats quite enough information about your kinky Thai Lady-boy website you frequent  Wink



Just when I thought I could see light at the end of the tunnel, it was some B*****d with a torch bringing me more work
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 9
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1734 times:

Quoting Skidmarks (Reply 20):
so does something else!

What does what?

Robert



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
25 Post contains images Skidmarks : You don't want any more links then? Andy
26 Post contains images Cornish : I've told you before not to spam me with your list of favourites
27 Rolfen : I cleaned my keyboard after two years or so... I usually dont eat around my PC, but what I found was as disgusting... hair! lots of thick, greasy hair
28 Post contains images HAWK21M : I remove the Keys & then place them back after ceaning.Take a Pic of the Layout prior to removing the Keys regds MEL
29 Post contains images Skidmarks : Spam? But thats what you asked me for.................... Andy
30 Post contains images Cornish : Not THAT sort of Spam spamspamspamspam, etc.
31 Post contains images Skidmarks : Must be the sun..................... Andy
32 Nancy : I get cat hair under my keyboard. I used a vacuum cleaner with the upolstry attachment on. It worked pretty well.
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