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Time for Some Bleach, Disinfectant, and What Else? [Image]

Sometimes working in Tech Support requires a lot of courage (and cleaning supplies)…

That’s not a disgusting Mac keyboard. THIS is a disgusting Mac keyboard. [FIXED] [via Reddit – Tech Support Gore]

Akemi Iwaya is a devoted Mozilla Firefox user who enjoys working with multiple browsers and occasionally dabbling with Linux. She also loves reading fantasy and sci-fi stories as well as playing "old school" role-playing games. You can visit her on Twitter and .

  • Published 09/5/12

Comments (20)

  1. Brett

    A flame thrower!!! Kill that thing with fire please!

  2. Mike_NJ

    Too funny, Brett, as I was going to suggest Napalm.

  3. fallout330


  4. Mattt H

    You’re both wrong. Nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.

  5. Josh

    Looks like it was used at construction sites. I have a laptop that looks like that.

  6. Michael Fusion

    mr. clean magic eraser. those things are amazing. made me believe in magic again.

  7. HunterHunted

    is it a Zombie lapytopy

  8. anybodysguess

    Nope, Just put a large pile of thermite on top of that thing, and run.

  9. Mtech

    I Wonder what the owners house/Apartment looks like. I would be embarrassed to send in anything for repair that looked like that.

  10. marxnsparks

    I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and go with what Josh said – it was used at construction sites. Any other possibility is too scary.

  11. lizbit

    how do you not notice it getting like that, miff, does this person ever wash their hands.

  12. bappy

    I work in Coal Mine country.

    This is clean compared to some of the machines I have run across in the Coal Mining offices out close to the mining area.

  13. fredneedle

    I’ve got a sad sensible answer. Take it apart and put the top bezel or cover and the keyboard in the dishwasher. Dry it out in the airing cupboard over several days, reassemble and it will probably work fine.

    Alternatively, throw it in the nearest volcano!

  14. Backy

    Just put it under shower, maibe if it works after, than Aple make a very good mashine :)

  15. MMM

    And a condom!

  16. ClintonIT

    After many years of desktop support I always travel with disinfectant wipes, especially in winter.

  17. Wong

    Just put some nail polish remover on it, that’ll clean it right up

  18. Teli

    Ewww that is nasty, get your gloves on before you touch that and good luck!

  19. Rmanwide

    Oh, cool! You found my laptop!

  20. Ferenczy

    “You’re both wrong. Nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.”

    ~ Mattt H

    Lovin’ the Aliens reference!


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