My keyboard is about 5 years old, and it has been used extensively. During these years, it has become more and more filthy.
Now, I thought the time has come to do something about it. Basically, I had two options:
- Buy a new keyboard
- Clean my keyboard
I thought the second option was more of a challenge then just buying a new one.
So, this is what I did.
To give you an idea of how filthy my keyboard actually was, I've made a picture of it:
After I took a picture of the layout of my keyboard, I removed all keys from the board. You can imagine that the picture I've taken comes in quite handy when I wanted to place the keys back.
I've put all the keys in a bucket of water, and cleaned them.
After removing all the keys, the keyboard looked like this:
Hmm, this contains a lot of filth as well. I made good use of the vacuum-cleaner to remove most of it.
Then, when all the cleaned keys were dry again, I could put all the keys back to where they belong. The result: a clean keyboard:
It was quite some work, but, devving with a clean keyboard is much nicer then using a dirty one. ;)