Cleaning your Type Cover(dirt, liquid,..., coke)

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  1. Olvrick

    Olvrick New Member

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    So recently ive spilled like 1l of Coke on my Type Cover...it has survived...God i like Microsoft for build quality.

    After 2-3 days drying inside rice ive noticed that all my keys were sticky, i tried "wash it" using 96% alcohol...no go...tried pure Alcohol Denat., better but still not the same as it was before...

    After that ive decided to use "play" method and it works like a charm. Type Cover became like a new one.

    So i take a pack of wet napkins(good ones), alcohol 96%(or 99%), few needles.

    Ive spilled a bit of alcohol inside pack of napkins, pressed a bit(just a bit) so rest of alcohol went away.
    After that ive used needles and put wet napkin under a key, pressed on that key few times(10 or more), then ive push napkin left-right under a key and take it away...done!=) Key like new.

    Same procedure ive used on every key on Type Cover 3 and finally all my keys were like new=)



    PS: ive created a new topic, case while i was looking for a method to clean keyboard ive found few topic related to this problem but without any solution.
    PSS: sorry for my english, not my main language.
     
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    I must try this.
    I was streaming an Ultimate Fighting event and accidentally knocked over some beer on my type cover. Luckily the cover survived just fine. I noticed a couple keys were pretty sticky so I attempted to 'steam clean' the keys by running HOT water in my sink and just placed the cover key-side down in the rising steam. It helped a bit but the keys are still noticeably sticky when the device is cold.

    I can't wait to get the keys back to new condition, thanks for the write up.
     
  3. Olvrick

    Olvrick New Member

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    is it safe to "steam clean" type cover3 under hot water? ive thought that after washing it in a sink it will kill keyboard...


    IS it safe just to wash it by hot water?
     
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    I'm pretty sure he didn't put the water on, just let the steam rise up to it... wouldn't fancy cleaning anything electrical with water tbh!
     
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    I did just let the steam rise up the the cover. I would not recommend it but in my experience as a MS Complete subscriber I had nothing to lose. Simply create an advanced exchange and viola, new type cover :)
     

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