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The cleaning method for your mousepad depends on whether it's made of cloth or hard plastic/metal.

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For cloth mousepads:

  1. Brush off loose dirt: Use a soft brush to remove any crumbs, dust, or pet hair from the surface.
  2. Mix cleaning solution: Fill a bowl or sink with warm water and add a small amount of mild dish soap.
  3. Gently clean the surface: Dip a clean microfiber cloth or sponge into the soapy water and wring it out so it's damp, not soaking. Wipe down the entire surface of the mousepad in a circular motion, paying extra attention to stained areas.
  4. Rinse and dry: Rinse the soap away with clean water and lay the mousepad flat on a clean towel. Roll up the towel with the mousepad inside to absorb excess moisture. Let the mousepad air dry completely in a well-ventilated area, out of direct sunlight, for at least 24 hours.

For hard plastic/metal mousepads:

  1. Unplug peripherals: Disconnect your mouse and any other devices from the computer.
  2. Shake and wipe: Hold the mousepad over a trash can and shake it to remove any loose debris. Wipe down the surface with a clean, damp cloth to remove dust and fingerprints.
  3. For tougher cleaning: If your hard mousepad needs a more thorough clean, create a cleaning solution with warm water and a mild dish soap or detergent. Dip a paper towel in the solution, wring it out, and wipe down the surface. Rinse the cleaning solution with a clean damp cloth and dry completely with a separate towel.

General tips:

  • Never put your mousepad in the washing machine or dishwasher, as the agitation can damage it.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals, bleach, or abrasive cleaners, as they can damage the surface or fade the colors.
  • If you're unsure about the cleaning method for your specific mousepad, consult the manufacturer's instructions
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