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12/07/2012 at 18:51
xine267 wrote (see)

Every 2-4 weeks. I've got one of those compressed air dusters at work, it's quite satisfying blasting the keyboard with it

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12/07/2012 at 20:52
B wrote (see)
I tip it upside down sometimes and give it a shake ...

 

Saffy Sweety Pea wrote (see)

Does spitting on your finger and rubbing the keyboard count? 

Guilty of the above.

In my current office - because we all share the equipment I tend to use the antibacterial wipes to clean it before I use it (phones, mouse etc)

12/07/2012 at 20:59

I sometimes give mine a shake when I'm hungry .... a nice haul of bits of crisps and sandwich crumbs can make a nice cheap snack

Actually never.  I sometimes clean the mouse when it gets all gunged up and doesn't work properly.  Dont' think the phone has ever been cleaned.  But I have an office of my own and I don't do sharing.

Lee the Pea    pirate
12/07/2012 at 22:25

Ooh when I was working in another office a few months ago, the hot desks were taken, so i used a desk of a woman who was on leave.  I have NEVER seen such a filthy keyboard, it actually made me gag   In fact even thinking about it makes me shiver.  I got out the computer wipes, used about 5 of them, turned it upside down and shook out a whole heap of shit, and it was STILL utterly disgusting. I refused to use it and had to find somewhere else to sit.  Ewwwwwwwww

12/07/2012 at 22:55

I have only cleaned my laptop key board once that I can remember, maybe twice.At work I think I have cleaned 3 keyboards in 5+ years. If I do clean electrical or electronic equipment its because dust and dirt can cause them to malfunction.

I have never been one for regular cleaning of anything except my body and clothes. Dirty things do get cleaned but for practical reasons never for appearance sake alone.

I'm with Quintin Crisp on the issue of dusting " "After four years," he quipped, "you don't notice the dust." Is that the first time the "stately Homo of England" has been quoted on RW?

I have noticed that people who are constantly cleaning, disinfecting and sanitising are often the most sickly. I dont know if thats the cause of their sickliness or an attempt to combat it, either way except for a once or twice yearly cold I dont as much as get a headache if I eat, drink, sleep and excersise right.

 

 

12/07/2012 at 23:10

We used to have compressed air dusters in an office I used to worked in.  We never used them for cleaning keyboards  

13/07/2012 at 08:09

When a colleague retired the new member of staff needed to give the desk a good clear before she could use it.  The previous occupant had allowed paperwork to accumulate to the extent that there wasn't an inch of the desk that wasn't under at least a foot, and in some cases 3 foot of paperwork.

Underneath the desk was so filthy that some of the paperwork had stuck to it and was impossible to get off even by scraping with a razor blade.  In the end she asked for a new desk.

As for the computer, the manager took one look at it and declared that we needed to buy a new one.

OW
13/07/2012 at 08:27

Ewww SC

My secretary cleans mine (that sounds bad even to me )

OW
JvR
13/07/2012 at 18:31

The cleaning staff give everyone's desk a wipe over in the evening, so keyboards and phones are wiped on a regular basis.
I probably wipe down my keyboard, screen and phone with a sanitised wipe every couple of months. Don't think anyone has wiped the keyboards and mice that we all use on a regular basis. Hmm, going to take some wipes with me next time and give keyboards and mice a swift wipe over now.

 


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