How to clean an RCA Viking Pro keyboard?

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How to clean an RCA Viking Pro keyboard?

Postby dedanna1029 » 06 Mar 2016, 16:43

Search after search has been totally unfruitful. I need to take the keys off to get something very sticky - like gum - cleaned out from under them and in-between them. I bought this from a friend, and it's pretty nice, but it came with this issue. The keys *appear* to be that they can pop off, but a lot do appear that way, that won't pop off these days, and I hear it's not exactly safe to pop the keys off a laptop any more, ssooo...

This is the tablet and keyboard.

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Re: How to clean an RCA Viking Pro keyboard?

Postby viking60 » 06 Mar 2016, 22:02

I usually use tooth picks for that.
In my experience taking the keys off might fubar things aka not being able to put them back as they are supposed to.
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Re: How to clean an RCA Viking Pro keyboard?

Postby dedanna1029 » 08 Mar 2016, 21:36

That's what I'm seeing and hearing these days, thanks for confirming.
What if I put a wee bit of cotton on them with alcohol? Would that help?

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Re: How to clean an RCA Viking Pro keyboard?

Postby viking60 » 09 Mar 2016, 10:22

Depends.

Tooth pick without cotton first to remove the bread crumbs and alcohol later. Alcohol is always good since it disinfects the potential bacteria-bomb that a keyboard is. Just avoid any fluid with fat in it or soap etc.
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Re: How to clean an RCA Viking Pro keyboard?

Postby dedanna1029 » 10 Mar 2016, 01:40

Right. OK, thanks!
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Re: How to clean an RCA Viking Pro keyboard?

Postby dedanna1029 » 23 Mar 2016, 22:49

OK, so. The sticky is hard sticky, and a quite large area underneath the keys, and on the bottom of them, the toothpick isn't getting it.

Would hot water over this thing be OK? Then let it drain well?

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Re: How to clean an RCA Viking Pro keyboard?

Postby viking60 » 24 Mar 2016, 12:32

Very sceptical! You need something that vaporizes fast - like alcohol. Maybe warming it up can help but it depends what you have under there - if it is gum then you are in big trouble.
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Re: How to clean an RCA Viking Pro keyboard?

Postby dedanna1029 » 30 Mar 2016, 14:17

It seems like Dr. Pepper, a kind of soda pop, or coffee with lots of sugar.
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