Question by  Tara29 (12)

How do you clean the keyboard of a IBM thinkpad?

I have gotten crumbs in my keyboard, as a result the keys are sticking.


Answer by  Jimbob (2275)

Compressed air is the best way to remove the debris, then one can use a solvent to remove the sugar that is causing the keys to stick. There are solvents which can be used on computers available at electronic stores.


Answer by  Ashley68 (404)

You can try to purchase a can of canned air. Use this as a way to loosen up the crumbs on your keyboard. This will hopefully allow some of them to fall out easily, and then you can just clean them up that way. Also, use an index card or business card to get between the keys. Turning the thinkpad upside down after doing this works best.


Answer by  monoacuro (441)

To get that stickiness off you can use baby oil, it smells good and is non-conductive so it wont fry any parts.


Answer by  Sockless (528)

I would first try using a can of compressed air and try blowing underneath the specific keys that are sticking. Most keyboards are held down by a screw from the bottom that is indicated by a keyboard symbol. You can try removing the keyboard and shaking it out. If you are careful, individual keys can be lifyed off as well.


Answer by  chitraanilkumar (340)

i clean the keyboard of IBM thinkpad with a soft brush,soft cloth even some timesw with vaccum cleaner. some time i clean with spirt/ after shave lotion using soft lint free cloth. also it cab be cleaned with sponge with spirit if key board is sticky better clean with using a soft brush and dry it up with a blower

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