Is there any way how I can remove the dirty stuff between my keyboard without having to buy particular stuff to do it?

My laptop fell and now it is dirty, and I don't want to go to a shop to buy stuff.


I sometimes run a vacuum hose over my keyboard (with the computer off) and simultaneously work the keys to give the dirt a path out. For an even easier way, turn it upside down and shake/press keys while gravity does the work for you. It gets most of the big stuff.

  • 1
    In addition to this great tip (watch out that you don't suck the keys right off the keyboard-it can happen), AVOID using compressed air which can ram particles into tight places securely. Thin plastic "scissor" springs under key caps are great for catching dust, fur, and hair. If that happens, you won't get that stuff out easily in the future. – Stan Jun 24 '16 at 22:34

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.