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Is This Keyboard Glue Hack Genius or Ridiculous

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If you’re guilty of snacking while surfing the internet, after you get your hands in that bag of chips, in your On your phone or fiddling with your laptop keyboard, you already know that breadcrumbs can easily get left behind. While removing them and other types of dirt from your keyboard is important for cleaning and keeping your device looking pristine, there’s another reason not related to hygiene that you should avoid dirt particles.

Generally, dust and debris such as crumbs , lint, and even stray hairs can stop you from working. A keyboard won’t work properly if it’s allowed to build up under the keys – of course, the type of keyboard you have will vary in how much dirt can build up before it starts to fail. Take, for example, the butterfly keyboard that Apple is phasing out. The company agreed to pay $50 million to settle a class-action lawsuit against the vulnerable keyboard design, which was used from 2015 to 2019 and was particularly prone to failure due to small amounts of dust or debris (via BBC).

Although there is no perfect way to clear the Clutter, but a TikToker by the name of King_esther05 posted several videos detailing a quirky keyboard-cleaning method that left many TikTok users baffled and confused, but curious about whether such a hack would actually work.

Should you try the keyboard glue hack? Thai PY15MU/ShutterstockIn his video, King_esther squeezes Elmer’s glue (white glue for crafts) Under and around the edge of his MacBook Pro keyboard until all the cracks are filled. He then leaves the laptop to let the glue dry completely, at which point it becomes a translucent shade. The final reveal happened when he used a bamboo skewer and his fingers to peel the glue from the keyboard. When he lifted the plastic mold completely from the keys, it was said that all the dust particles were lifted with it.

While this video is fun, if you want to clean it thoroughly Your keyboard, this trick is not a very good or practical method. The wet glue he uses will mess up your laptop and take a long time to dry. Also, there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to pull the dry glue off a piece of the laptop, and some may still be stuck under the keys. Glue may prevent the key switch mechanism from working properly, and this hack will definitely void any warranty you may have.

There are safer and more reasonable ways to clean and protect your keyboard. Shaking the keyboard while it’s upside down or using a bristle brush to clean around the keys is always the preferred method of removing pesky buildup. Compressed air is also a good option if you want to blow dust off any electronic components that you don’t want exposed to moisture. But if his TikTok has inspired you, you can always try a silicone keyboard cover to protect your keyboard from dust and liquids.



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