How to Clean Sticky Keys on a Logitech Wave Keyboard

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How to Clean Sticky Keys on a Logitech Wave Keyboard
Rubbing alcohol and elbow grease will remove sticky residue from a keyboard. (Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images)

Spilling a sugary beverage on your Logitech Wave keyboard can create a sticky mess. Once you've removed the excess moisture and confirmed that the keyboard still works, you will need to carefully clean it to remove all traces of residue from the spill. This can be a tedious and time-consuming process but it is worth the effort, considering that sticky substances will reduce the keyboard's functionality over time and may cause some of the keys to "stick" when pressed.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Turn off your Logitech Wave wireless keyboard.

  2. 2

    Turn the keyboard upside down over a dustbin to shake loose any bits of debris or remaining drops of liquid. If the keyboard is wet, lay it face down on an absorbent towel and wait several hours before continuing.

  3. 3

    Use a can of compressed air to blow out dust and particles from between the keys. You may want to do this outdoors to avoid fouling the air in your home or office. Turn the keyboard face down and shake it again to remove any remaining debris.

  4. 4

    Dilute a teaspoon of dishwashing liquid in a bowl of warm water. Moisten a clean, lint-free cloth in the solution and wipe the surface of the Logitech keyboard. Wipe the accessible areas on each key. Use a damp cloth, not a wet one, as you don't want to expose the keyboard to further moisture.

  5. 5

    Soak the tip of a cotton swap in the soapy solution and clean between each key, paying special attention to keys that appear to be sticky or dirty.

  6. 6

    Wipe the keyboard with a dry cloth to remove any residual moisture. Check to determine if any of the keys stick when you press them. If so, repeat the cleaning procedure on those keys.

  7. 7

    Pry off sticky keys with a flat screwdriver or a dull knife. Be careful not to damage the key caps. Soak these caps in the bowl of warm soapy water while you clean the inside of your Logitech keyboard.

  8. 8

    Moisten the tip of a cotton swab in 90 per cent isopropyl alcohol and use it to clean the inside grooves and recesses of your Logitech Wave keyboard. Continue cleaning until the inside of the keyboard is completely clean.

  9. 9

    Wash the key caps with the soapy water. After they have dried completely, carefully reinstall each key to the keyboard.

  10. 10

    Connect the keyboard to your computer when it is completely dry and check to make sure all of the keys are working properly. Repeat these steps as necessary until all of the sticky keys are working again.

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