Cleaning your Microsoft device is important to prevent dirt accumulation from affecting its functions.
Always disconnect the device (or remove the batteries if you have a wireless device) before you clean it.
Clean your mouse
- Dampen a lint-free cloth or cotton swab with mild soap and water and gently wipe the outer surface of the mouse, the wheel, and the optical sensor.
Clean your keyboard
- Hold the keyboard upside down and tap it gently to remove loose dirt and other debris.
- Use a can of compressed air (available from photo and computer stores) to blow dust and debris from the surface and from between the keys.
As an alternative, gently vacuum the top of your keyboard using a dusting brush.
- Lightly dampen a lint-free cloth or cotton swab with mild soap and water and gently wipe the surface of the keyboard and keys, being careful not to drip any water into the keyboard.
If you have spilled soda or some other sticky substance into your keyboard and a key is sticking, you can carefully pry the key cap off with a screwdriver and clean beneath it with a damp cotton swab. It is best not to remove the larger key caps, such as the Spacebar, Ctrl, Enter, and Shift keys, because you might break them.