In the spring mid-afternoon, I hear a wagtail in the tree start cooing. The bright song fills my heart with joy and enthusiasm. The environment is in favor of concentrating on editing.
So grabbing a cup of green tea, and sitting on my desk I start editing how to glue a puzzle for framing that I wrote last night. Beside me, my 6-year-old niece, Helen, was playing.
But, suddenly, he dropped a droplet of super glue on my keyboard’s ‘Enter’ button.
Have you ever faced this weird accident?
Want to learn how to remove super glue from a laptop keyboard without damaging its surface?
Fortunately, I managed to remove the super glue from my keyboard and bring its aesthetic look.
Shall I explain…
Prioritizing Keyboard Material
A keyboard has many holes in its surface. Leaving a day without this electric gadget is a nightmare as a blogger. So first, I keep in mind its construction materials to avoid damage. Since the keyboard is made of ABS and PBT plastic. So removing glue from the keyboard is the same as removing glue from plastic.
How To Remove Glue From Laptop Keyboard?
It’s a 5-minute task to get rid of glue from a laptop keyboard with 70% isopropyl alcohol. Here’s the process
Note: Acetone nail polish remover effectively removes glue from most surfaces. But you shouldn’t use it on the keyboard as it may fade its color or do a little damage. Most probably, you don’t want that.
Step 1: Gather The Required Things
Though to remove glue, you won’t need too many things. But you should keep a few things at your fingertips to clean the keyboard with no damage or sticky residue.
- 70% isopropyl alcohol
- Microfiber clothes
- Soapy water
- Paper towel
Step 2: Glue Dissolving
Damp one end of the microfiber cloth with alcohol. Gently rub the glued keyboard area in a circular motion with the dampened cloth for 1 minute. The chemical of the alcohol will dissolve the glue.
Step 3: Clean The Glue
Pick another microfiber cloth and soak it in soapy water. Squeeze the cloth to remove extra water because the extra water may run and enter into the keyboard’s holes. It may damage the key’s internal parts. Now, wipe the keyboard with it until there is no glue residue.
Step 4: Dry The Keyboard
As a finishing touch, wipe the keyboard with a paper towel to dry it. It’ll be better if you wipe the entire keyboard to remove air, dust, and debris. So it’ll look like a new one.
How To Remove Glue From Desktop Keyboard
The laptop and desktop keyboards are the same except for size, layout, and key switch types. So, removing glue from the desktop keyboard is 100% the same as a laptop keyboard.
Many home ingredients are also effective in removing glue from the keyboard if you don’t have 70% isopropyl alcohol at home. No need to buy them. White vinegar and baking soda magically remove the glue, sticky texture, and stains from the keyboard.
- Mix 1:1 white vinegar and baking soda to make a paste-like toothpaste.
- Apply the remedy on the keyboard’s gluey area with a cotton bar.
- Keep it resting for 15 minutes to weaken the glue’s strength.
- Scrub the surface with a cotton swab to loosen the glue.
- Wipe the surface with a damp microfiber cloth to clean the glue.
- Again wipe the wet keyboard with a dry cloth and air-dry the space. That’s all.
- Don’t directly pour rubbing alcohol on the keyboard as it can be runny and get into the internal parts of the keyboard and cause a catastrophe.
- If you have sensitive skin, it’s better to wear hand gloves and a face mask while using alcohol to avoid skin irritation and fume inhaling.
- Must wash your hand with hand wash after completing your task to avoid chemical contamination.
As you now know, the process of removing super glue from laptop keyboards. Jump-start to remove glue from the keyboard and save your investment.
Hit the comment section, and let me know your experience. I love to hear. If you have questions about glue (types, application, strength, removal), you can leave it also. I will try to write about that topic in my next blog based on my knowledge and experience.