Keyboard Cleanup for a Spice (or any other HP)



#2

Hello all. In order to just clean the surface and keys of the HP calculator keyboard of the usual, dust, specs of case residue, etc without disassembling the calc, what would you recommend for cleaning the keys and faceplate of the calculator?


#3

I had good success using lens (eye glasses) cleaning solution with lens cleaning cloth and with cotton swaps for cleaning on and around the keys.


#4

Thanks for beating me to the punch. I was mulling it over and was discounting the idea of an EXTREMELY SLIGHT damp cloth. The other idea I was going to consider was the iKlear (R) Computer monitor/keyboard cleaning fluid & its accompanying cloth.


#5

When I clean the keyboard, I hold it face down this way no liquid would go inside the keyboard. After cleaning leave it face down on a dry cloth for 30 mins or so until dry. More than one way to skin a calculator (.. or it was a ..)

#6

I'd avoid using cloth or cotton swabs - at least till it's pretty clean. They're likely to drag any dust that's in the grease along the surface of the painted faceplate and leave a bunch of tiny parallel scratches in it. A soft toothbrush and the cleaning solution of your choice will take longer but not leave rows of X marks in the paint between your keys. Do it upside down to keep anything from running inside.


#7

Thanks for the tip. So, what's the consensus on the liquid I should use and the dampness of the cloth? By the way, wouldn't using a cotton swab be prone to leaving strands of cotton behind?


#8

A Q tip moistened with Windex works well for cleaning the faceplate between the keys.


#9

Are you serious?!?! Maybe I should tell Nia Vardalos' dad (yes, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding') that not only does Windex(R) will cure anything from psoriasis to poison ivy, it cleans up calculator keyboards quite well. I may never watch 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' the same way again. Thanks.

The day is young but, this will certainly be the best laugh I've had yet.


Edited: 3 May 2012, 9:22 a.m.


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  CLASSIC/SPICE KEY LEGENDS Mike T. 2 302 08-21-2013, 04:53 PM
Last Post: Mike T.
  HP Spice Legacy in the former CCCP (MK-61) Mike Morrow 17 1,027 04-07-2013, 08:25 PM
Last Post: db (martinez, ca.)
  Working around broken Spice battery connections Les Wright 7 527 06-06-2012, 06:50 PM
Last Post: Mike T.
  Woodstock/Spice Keyboard Cleaning Revisited Matt Agajanian 0 223 05-12-2012, 03:43 PM
Last Post: Matt Agajanian
  Spice repair - dilemma & opinions, please McAllan 1 204 02-09-2012, 03:41 PM
Last Post: McAllan
  Trying to understand Spice ROM/RAM Layout Michael de Estrada 4 338 06-17-2011, 08:43 PM
Last Post: Michael de Estrada
  Repairing a cracked Spice case Jeff Kearns 3 306 04-20-2011, 07:27 PM
Last Post: Jose Poyan
  Can I assume a Spice Calc with S/N 22xxxx is soldered? Ernst Fueloep 1 194 01-10-2011, 08:55 AM
Last Post: Randy
  Spare Part Needs - Spice Series Battery Cover - More aj04062 11 634 04-27-2010, 07:31 PM
Last Post: aj04062
  Fix Spice with unsoldered chips? Paul Brogger 9 556 01-14-2010, 05:40 PM
Last Post: Mike T

Forum Jump: