Keeping the IBM T42P clean as the day you bought it

by oneafrikan on November 22, 2005

I’m wondering whether anyone out there has a nifty solution for keeping the keys and the spacebar of the IBM T42P laptop squeeky clean?

I think that I clean my hands at least 3 times a day, and rub my hands on my trousers / jeans at least 20 times a day, simply to try keep them dry so that the keys don’t get grimy… Problem is that even when you do that (I’ve just got out of the shower now) the keys themselves are a little greasy, so you just keep making it worse…

I’ve tried to use some alcohol wipes, but it works for about a day then goes back to normal…

Anyone got any ideas/solutions?


isopropyl rubbing alcohol if you’re in the US of A; or surgical spirit as we call it here in Blightly.

It doesn’t prevent it getting dirty, but does a mighty fine job cleaning up after almost everything.

Great for spots, too, for that matter.

It’s basically the same as vodka in cleaning efficiency, but much cheaper, lest wasteful, and means you can pull your laptop out in a meeting without suggesting it’s been stored in your bag with your secret stash of the sauce.

by Ed on November 23, 2005 at 1:44 am. Reply #

LOL… rotfl!

Nice one Ed ;-) Thanks for that – I’m gonna pick up some Russian Bear Vodka tomorrow… dual purpose you see ;-)

by Gareth Knight on November 23, 2005 at 2:35 am. Reply #

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