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Washing your keyboard in the dishwasher?

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: Archive May 2006: Washing your keyboard in the dishwasher?
By Cocoabutter on Wednesday, May 3, 2006 - 11:14 pm:

Yes, I remember reading about this a while ago on here, and it really can be done!

By Dawnk777 on Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 12:11 am:


By Trina~moderator on Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 06:51 am:

I wouldn't try it, and my DH, who works in IT, said he wouldn't do it either. Keyboards are cheap these days. If it's really THAT bad, buy a new one. LOL!

By Karen~moderator on Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 07:38 am:

I don't think I'd try it either! I have ruined keyboards from just spilling stuff on them......I can't imagine that going through a high temp wash and dry cycle would be good for one! LOL

By Unschoolmom on Thursday, May 4, 2006 - 01:44 pm:

The key is not to have any soap. The water really isn't an issue if the keyboard isn't plugged in. Give it a few days to dry and it will be fine. It's what water would leave behind, namely residual soap, that might cause problems. But I talk to lazy computer geeks on other forums and it's the method a lot of them use. :)

The reason why spilling stuff on them will ruin them is that that is often done when there's power in the keyboard, the keyboard isn't completely dry before using it again or there was sugar, salt or other stuff in the liquid that stayed after the water had evaporated that messed with the electronics.

When (and if) we buy a dishwasher I intend to try it.

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