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How Should I Clean My Computer?
Posted by Administrator on 05 December 2019 11:43 am

Most of the dirt, unless you spill something on the computer, is going to be in the form of dust, dander, fuzz, and hair. Fortunately, those aren’t terribly difficult to clean, and all you really need is a vacuum cleaner and some compressed air.

The first step with any cleaning or repair is to turn the computer off. Proceed to unplug all cords, flash drives, and anything else that is plugged in.

Use the vacuum on the outside of the computer only. Putting it inside the computer can generate static electricity which will damage some of the delicate components. Vacuum off all the dust, hair, and debris on the outside of the machine.

Remove the panel so you have access to the interior components. Using compressed air (you can buy it in a can or use an air compressor) blow the dust off the interior components. You may want to do this outside, or have the vacuum running nearby in order to suck up all the dust as it flies out.

An important note is that you don’t want to be able to move anything but the dust with the air. So keep the nozzle back at least 18 inches. When blowing off a fan, use your finger or a piece of plastic (a straw works well) to keep the blades from spinning during cleaning.

You shouldn’t need to use any cleaning solutions on your machine. If something has been spilled and dried on the inside, we recommend brining it in so we can check to make sure it can be cleaned. If you want to try to clean it, use a lightly dampened microfiber cloth. Never use ammonia, Windex, or other cleaning solutions.