Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-29 Thread iJohn
On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 1:54 AM, Tina K. penguir...@gmail.com wrote: I think anything moist will attract dirt debris, defeating the purpose. Perhaps graphite powder? Perhaps. But whatever was originally used seems to have been a fairly standard liquid lubricant. So I'm thinking something not

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-29 Thread Bruce Johnson
On Apr 29, 2011, at 5:17 AM, iJohn wrote: On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 1:54 AM, Tina K. penguir...@gmail.com wrote: I think anything moist will attract dirt debris, defeating the purpose. Perhaps graphite powder? Perhaps. But whatever was originally used seems to have been a fairly standard

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-29 Thread Tina K.
On 2011/04/29 08:55, Bruce Johnson so eloquently wrote: On Apr 29, 2011, at 5:17 AM, iJohn wrote: On Fri, Apr 29, 2011 at 1:54 AM, Tina K.penguir...@gmail.com wrote: I think anything moist will attract dirt debris, defeating the purpose. Perhaps graphite powder? Perhaps. But

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-29 Thread Bruce Johnson
On Apr 29, 2011, at 10:32 AM, Tina K. wrote: A little (applied with a toothpick) lithium grease works for us. We got a little tube of it years ago. Just be sure not to confuse lithium with loctite!!! ROFL. There ARE a few folks, though, where a little loctite on the keys might reduce the

Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-28 Thread iJohn
I just bought a couple of white Apple (Pro?) A1048 (aka M9034 ? aka 661-3800 ?) Keyboards on eBay. The plan is to first test them and then clean them up as best I can. Hopefully I will be able to resell some of them if they're in good enough shape. So, about the cleaning. I only know one way to

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-28 Thread John Carmonne
On Apr 28, 2011, at 12:37 PM, iJohn wrote: I just bought a couple of white Apple (Pro?) A1048 (aka M9034 ? aka 661-3800 ?) Keyboards on eBay. The plan is to first test them and then clean them up as best I can. Hopefully I will be able to resell some of them if they're in good enough shape.

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-28 Thread Alexander MacLeod
I just did both my (totally gross) Matias TactilePro keyboards with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser http://www.mrclean.com/en_US/magic-eraser.do They both look nearly brand new now. A truly amazing product, and not just for keyboards. They're $3.50 for a four pack at the Home Depot. Alex -- You

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-28 Thread Jerry Kemp
If you truly have yellowing computer components, and they are not just stained by spilling pop on them or something like that, you need Retr0bright http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com Jerry On 04/28/11 14:37, iJohn wrote: STUFF DELETED Usually I would just soak the keys in water dosed with

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-28 Thread iJohn
On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Jerry Kemp apple.mail.lis...@oryx.cc wrote: If you truly have yellowing computer components, and they are not just stained by spilling pop on them or something like that, you need Retr0bright http://retr0bright.wikispaces.com Huh. Well, yes, that looks the

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-28 Thread John Carmonne
On Apr 28, 2011, at 6:27 PM, iJohn wrote: On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 4:56 PM, John Carmonne carmo...@aol.com wrote: You can Google the take-apart for them there's more than three screws. John, I tried googled around, but I didn't find much of use to me. It turns out there are a LOT of

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-28 Thread Tina K.
On 2011/04/28 13:37, iJohn so eloquently wrote: A secondary question. What would be a good lubricant to (re)apply to the metal guides on the larger keys such as the space bar, return key, shift keys, et cetera? My only thought so far here is maybe petroleum jelly? I think anything moist will

Re: Any keyboard key cleaning suggestions? (NOT involving a dishwasher!)

2011-04-28 Thread Tina K.
On 2011/04/28 15:13, Alexander MacLeod so eloquently wrote: I just did both my (totally gross) Matias TactilePro keyboards with a Mr. Clean Magic Eraserhttp://www.mrclean.com/en_US/magic-eraser.do They both look nearly brand new now. A truly amazing product, and not just for keyboards. They're