Computer Cleaning Tips
- Before you clean a computer or any
component, be sure to turn the power off and unplug it from the
- Use caution when cleaning inside
the computers case not to disturb any plugs or jumpers. If you do,
this will make for difficult troubleshooting when you turn the
computer back on.|
- Avoid spraying any type of liquid
directly on to a computer component. Spray the liquid on to a cloth,
then apply it to the computer component.
- Never use a house vacuum cleaner to
clean the dust out of your computer case. House vacuums generate a
lot of static electricity that can damage your systems components.
There are portable battery operated vacuums available that are
designed for use in a computer environment. It is fine to use your
house vacuum to suck up the dirt and dust around your computer or
even to suck the dust out of your keyboard.
- Make sure that you never get any
component inside your computer wet. It is not advisable to use any
cleaning liquid inside the case. You can use some canned compressed
air to remove any dust from the case and case fans. Be sure to take
your computer to a different location when blowing the dust out.
- Be sure to visit your computer
manufactures web site to find out what cleaning solvents are
recommended for cleaning your computer. I recommend just using warm
water for almost any computer cleaning task. But if you need a
stronger cleaning solution, be sure that it is highly diluted.