Keyboard and Optical Mouse Cleaning Solution
Use cotton wool pad to rub and allow 10 minutes to dry. Tilt keyboard upside
down so solution does not drain into the keyboard.
- 50% iso-propyl alcohol (propan-2-ol).
It dissolves the grime without dissolving glues of mouse pads
or the ink of key legends. Other solvents such as ethanol could
dissolve glues or lift the inks.
- 50% water
Water cuts the flammability of the alcohol.
- A small quantity of dish detergent
Detergent lifts the dissolved grime.
Recipe courtesy of Philip Ross, U of Aberdeen, August 1994,
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Last update: 2000 September 4