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Keyboard Oil (?) - Need Help

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by -zorph-, Jan 28, 2011.

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  1. -zorph-

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    Ok, so I have a Razer Lycosa Mirror Special Edition keyboard : here

    I love the keyboard, but one thing I have noticed the past few months that is really bothering me is some sort of residue or 'gunk' that forms on the keyboard.

    First of all, the keys on the keyboard are all glossy in the first place, but I have noticed that after a couple days the keys get 'slimy' and there is some sort of residue that is clearly noticeable and you can feel it (which feels gross and uncomfortable) while you type.

    Every single day I have to wipe it down with a moist lint-free electronic cleaning wipe. It generally takes 5 or so of them to clean the keyboard, and the next day I have to do this again.

    This is very annoying because I go through TONS of the wipes.

    I am wondering what this crap that forms on my keys is and how to prevent/remove it without having to wipe my keyboard every day, since it is such a major hassle.

    Looking forward to your replies.
     
  2. LagunaGTO

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    Not to be rude but are you using your keyboard while your hands are dirty or while/shortly after eating?
     
  3. srhoades

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    The "crap" sounds like the oils that naturally are produced in the hands.
     
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    Nope, I always keep my hands clean and wash my hands after anything that I do that would make them dirty. Especially eating, which I don't do at the computer.
     
  5. dustyjay

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    This gunk is the natural oils from your skin, combined with a little dust. How to prevent it? you can wear some nitrile gloves such as the gloves used in doctors offices.
     
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    Will this cause problems while typing, making it harder, etc.?

    Also, if you could let me know where to get some or what kind to get since a simple gogle search yields many many different kinds.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  7. dustyjay

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    I would think the onl problem that might arise would be if you were using a touch pad mouse.

    Any pharmacy will have the gloves, Riteaid, Walgreens, Walmart pharmacy, Kmart Pharmacy. You would want Latex Free if you are allergic to Latex (which is why I suggested nitrile)
     
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    Sweet thanks for the help,

    Also a very dumb question I'm sure but I will ask it anyways:
    How long should I use the nitrile gloves on average before throwing away, like a week or a day or what?
     
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