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Thrik 11-13-2007 10:55 AM

Which is the best choice?
 
Which is the best choice?

Sabretooth 11-13-2007 11:10 AM

I'd say clean your dirty keyboard, unless it's an antique from the early-1990s. Wait a sec, in that case you'll want to keep it - you'll never find another like that again. :D

i_shot_the_jedi 11-13-2007 01:53 PM

Buy a new one? You shouldn't get it dirty in the first place... and godsakes don't eat anything sloppy over it.

Then again, you're not exactly saying to what extent "dirty" is. If you're having to take it apart to clean it, then get a new one.

Jeff 11-13-2007 02:24 PM

Hmm good question. My keyboard is pretty dirty, I turn it upside down from time to time and shake it out and tons of crumbs and stuff fall out... Pretty soon I'd be interested in a new one, this one is pretty old and might be beyond cleaning... So I'll say buy a new one. They're not that expensive these days anyway.

Thrik 11-13-2007 02:40 PM

Yes, this is definitely a 'taking all the keys out is the only way to get all the bits out' type of question. :D :D

With them being so affordable (a great Logitech Media Elite is only about 15), I'd rather just have a shiny new keyboard once it gets so filthy that I'd consider it unpleasant to clean/open. But then, I know people who vehemently believe that if it can be cleaned, it should be cleaned.

These people have keyboards that're over five years old.

Darth333 11-13-2007 03:05 PM

It all depends on how dirty it is and what kind of keyboard it is...if it's one of these, I'd say clean it! :p

Jasper_Kazai 11-13-2007 03:09 PM

It depends on the keyboard. If it's the default keyboard that came with your PC, I'd say it depends on how dirty it is. If it's so dirty it doesn't work, then don't bother and buy a new one.
But since I have a Logitech G15 keyboard, I'd definitely just clean it.

El Sitherino 11-13-2007 04:01 PM

Depends on what kind of dirty...

Some these people here, I know, I'd burn it and buy them a new one.

Negative Sun 11-13-2007 05:01 PM

Buy a shiny new one of course, cause it shines :)

Ray Jones 11-13-2007 05:38 PM

Thrik-y-puh, not cleaning that darn keyboard, and buying a new one is wasting resources and our descendants will have to pay the bill for that then. Besides that, I own a notebook. What now?

Du Man 11-13-2007 06:55 PM

I usually fantasize getting one of these keyboards, especially the bluetooth one and hooking it up so it's compatible with my computer.

http://www.thinkgeek.com/computing/input/

However, yeah it is a waste of resources to get a new one, but I'm starting to notice my keys getting a little stiffer and worn down. Instead, though, I'm thinking about digging around my parents house for an older model. I like the retro look, even if it is a behemoth on my desk.

And who cleans? It's fun to swipe a card between the cracks and see the amount of hair and dandruff that I pull up.

Ctrl Alt Del 11-13-2007 07:29 PM

I voted to buy a new one.

But if by "cleaning" you mean something you can solve on five minutes, I'm all in. If not, just a little dirty won't get on me.

Dark_Jedi 11-13-2007 11:08 PM

ALL of my keyboards are over five years old I use and reuse. So definetly get a new one. Shiny is fun.

SeaTurtle 11-14-2007 08:34 AM

If you cleaned it regularly it wouldn't get dirty in the first place. :rolleyes:

RoxStar 11-14-2007 02:09 PM

I love my keyboard. It has a lifetime warranty :O

So if it breaks, I'll get it replaced for free!

Jeff 11-14-2007 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Sitherino
Depends on what kind of dirty...

Some these people here, I know, I'd burn it and buy them a new one.

Not me right :o

swphreak 11-14-2007 10:38 PM

I think this keyboard was 10 bucks. Nothing fancy, just a keyboard. If this keyboard ever gets too dirty, it's going in the trash.

Rev7 11-17-2007 02:45 AM

The Keyboard that I am using only has a little bit of dust on it, so it is good for about another 5-10 years! :)

I voted for buy a new one though. I said that because I would much rather have a really really nice one and then I would clean it everyday, so that it would last me a long time. :)

Huz 11-17-2007 07:23 PM

My keyboard recently celebrated its 10th birthday. So far I've gone for the third option of not cleaning it at all. I am generally a disgusting slob.

JediMaster12 11-19-2007 09:13 PM

If it's not broke don't fix it but clean it. I always clean my keyboard especially after I discovered the kind of stuff that accumulates in it. I also found that performance improves when you maintain cleanliness.

Serpentine Cougar 11-20-2007 01:38 AM

Clean it and save!

Crow_Nest 11-27-2007 10:34 PM

Define "dirty". If you're talking about bits of dirt and dust inside the keyboard then its best to just clean it.

Ray Jones 11-29-2007 08:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Huz
My keyboard recently celebrated its 10th birthday. So far I've gone for the third option of not cleaning it at all. I am generally a disgusting slob.

Also the dirt from the first year had a massive impact on the adhesion forces of the dirt from the following nine years. All you have to do is to clean the desk from time to time so the keyboard itself won't get lost. Very clever.

littleman794 05-07-2008 07:09 PM

Buy a new keboard....too much effort to wash a sticky, yucky, old one...:D


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