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How much cat hair is in your keyboard?

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Have you done a thorough cleaning of your computer keyboard lately? I took the caps off all the keys of my keyboard today to clean, and my oh my, what a mess! One would think that there was a new cat being formed in there with all the cat hair.

So how clean is your keyboard?
post #2 of 29
I have never taken the keys off of my keyboard.
I guess I will have to try it but I am afraid....very afraid.
post #3 of 29
I think there's a whole other cat in mine too from the look of it.
post #4 of 29
Forget the keyboard, have you opened your mouse recently?

My mouse looked like it ate a cat! LOL
post #5 of 29
Thread Starter 
I have a battery-operated mouse, so I have to replace the batteries about once a month. (Yeah, I use that mouse a lot!) So I do clean that thing out regularly. When I had my old mouse with a mouse-ball, there would often be so much hair in that thing that it would quit working until I cleaned it! This is the first time I've cleaned the keyboard, though, since I got this computer a year and a half ago. Yuck! The amount of hair and dander in there was unbelievable!
post #6 of 29
Absolutely none because I have only *just* hooked up a new mouse and keyboard - but the old one - ewwwww
post #7 of 29
I just cleaned my keyboard out a few weeks ago. I had enough cat hair in there to stuff a sofa.
post #8 of 29
All triy it some time.
post #9 of 29
I would not even like to think about it. I was looking at the laptop keypad today and I could see heaps, the cats always like to walk over that!
post #10 of 29
i had to buy a new keyboard because there was sooooooo much stuff in it and it wouldn't work anymore....Didn't know you could clean them hahaha...I can just barely work the comp...I'd have to get someone to come in and show me..technology challanged!
post #11 of 29
Theres a couple of cat hairs on my keyboard, but only beacuse Layla doesn't go near the comp. too often. Most of the hair is from me petting her then hopping right on the computer.
post #12 of 29
3 or 4. it is a new keyboard (black, and my cat's a grey, white, and cream tabby, so they show up very well in contrast. Good thing this thing came with an optical mouse. I'd dread having to clean a cat hair-clogged mouse.
post #13 of 29
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Originally Posted by Charmed654321
Forget the keyboard, have you opened your mouse recently?
My mouse looked like it ate a cat! LOL
That's a good one.
post #14 of 29
Ummm, so can anybody tell me how you take the keys off? I didn't know you could do that, and I'm afraid of breaking the keyboard!
post #15 of 29
I guess there are quite a few hairs under my keyboard, Laura loves to run over it and often when I'm chatting she'll add a personal "comment"
However, Carter often just lies next to my chair and sometimes he comes to snuggle up against my back
post #16 of 29
I can just imagine the amount of cat hair I'll find when I clean my keyboard. The kitties tend to hang around the computer desk a fair amount...
post #17 of 29
John cleans out the keyboard weekly with compressed air in a can he gets from Costco, so our keyboard is relatively fur free (the only thing in the house that is! )
post #18 of 29
Well every now and then I hear faint meows And I gag on hair balls, does that answser that
post #19 of 29
None at the office, probably tons at home since Gracie naps on the keyboard.
post #20 of 29
I did a thorough cleaning back in January when the computer was in the shop. Lots of white cat hair, red lint from the sweater I wear, and chocolate cookie crumbs.
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by twofatcats
Have you done a thorough cleaning of your computer keyboard lately? I took the caps off all the keys of my keyboard today to clean, and my oh my, what a mess! One would think that there was a new cat being formed in there with all the cat hair.

So how clean is your keyboard?
well, the one here at school has NO cat hair on it i'm replacing my home keyboard, so i'll look at the old one after i replace it.
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by CommonOddity042
3 or 4. it is a new keyboard (black, and my cat's a grey, white, and cream tabby, so they show up very well in contrast. Good thing this thing came with an optical mouse. I'd dread having to clean a cat hair-clogged mouse.
oh, i LOVE my optical mouse - no more stupid little balls & things to clean off!
post #23 of 29
Devin's not fond of the keyboard, mostly because he can't find a way to rest on my hand comfortably (for him, of course).

He'll sleep next to the keyboard (on both sides) so I just brush the little black hairs off to the floor, hopefully for the vacum.
post #24 of 29
Absolutly none I don't have a pc at my place.I use my dad's pc
post #25 of 29
There is some hair on the part of the hard drive where the fan is!!
I brushed grizzly alot today-my neighbor's kids came over and they were impressed at how much hair was in the garbage can!!
post #26 of 29
OMG tons in the keyboard and tower! I just bought a new tower cause my old one had lots of hair and dust in it causing it to over heat....
post #27 of 29
Probably enough to build another cat!
post #28 of 29
I also recently removed all the caps to clean out the keyboard! Oh my what a fuzzy mess!

I have an optical mouse. I have to use tweezers to pull hairs out of it every few days or it doesn't seem to work right.
post #29 of 29
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I have an optical mouse. I have to use tweezers to pull hairs out of it every few days or it doesn't seem to work right.
oh no, I was going out today to replace my ball point mouse with an optical, as the cat hair in the mouse is getting on my nerves.... I was hoping optical mice are cat-hair-resilient.....

My PC is filled up with cat hair. I have to clean the fans every 3 months, as they start squeeking when there is to much cat hair in them. Thankfully I am getting a new PC tomorrow which has a dustfilter. YAY. No visible cat-hair in the keyboard.... but it's only 3 weeks old....
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