Because laptops are used in a variety of locations,they tend to become dirty more quickly than desktop computers. Some laptops have removable keys, while others must be cleaned with the keys attached. If you are unsure as to whether or not your keys can be safely removed, contact the manufacturer for more information and cleaning instructions. While it is nearly impossible to keep a laptop keyboard completely clean, regular cleanings prevent damage and greatly prolong the life of your laptop.
Generally speaking, we could clean the laptop keyboard by two ways:1> cleaning with keys removed; 2> Cleaning with keys attached. In this article, I would take my own experience of cleaning the Gateway 90.4V607.U01 Keyboard to show you the ways of cleaning with keys removed.
If Possible, prepare some simple tools, which could greatly help your clean process: such as dull knife, dish detergent, can of compressed air, lint-free cloth, bottle of isopropyl alcohol etc.
First of all, unplug the laptop from any power sources and turn it off. Remove any detachable devices, including a mouse and any USB drives.
Then Remove the keys from your laptop keyboard by popping them off with a dull knife or other instrument.
Carefully place the removed keys into a bowl of warm, soapy water. Dish detergent is effective at removing dirt and oil with minimal scrubbing. Leave the keys to soak.
Then Spray the keyboard with a can of compressed air. Hold the can at an angle, and be careful not to get too close to the keyboard or the pressurized air may damage the laptop. Wipe down the touchpad and surrounding areas with a clean, lint-free cloth.
Dampen a cloth with a mixture of equal parts water and isopropyl rubbing alcohol and use this to clean the rest of the keyboard. If you cannot reach all the dirt in smaller areas, such as where the keyboard meets the monitor, use a cotton swab, rinse the keys in warm water and allow to dry completely before replacing them. Make sure all parts of the keyboard are fully dry before the keys are replaced.
So, by finishing the above steps within 10 minutes, a completely new and clean Gateway 90.4V607.U01 Keyboard comes back.
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