How To Clean Your Laptop?

Posted on 06 February 2010

Although you may not realize it, but Dust, pet fur, hair, crumbs, and all other kinds of random things can get inside your computer, clogging the fans, causing overheating, and damaging ports.

Cleaning your laptop out regularly will help keep it running smoothly, and here is how you can do this.

1. Clean the Surfaces.

Use a microfiber cloth to clean the case, screen, and top of the keys by rubbing softly. In order to sanitize it as well, put a small amount of rubbing alcohol on the cloth and wipe the computer’s surfaces. However, refrain from using harsh cleaning chemicals on your laptop, as they could cause damage.

2. Clean the Keyboard.

Dip some cotton swabs with rubbing alcohol and clean in between the keys. To get rid of the dust, crumbs, etc. from the keyboard, use compressed air, which comes in a can and is not very expensive. In case you accidentally spill something into the keyboard, you can remove the keys for a deeper clean, and clean the exposed area with the cloth and alcohol.

3. Clean the Vents.

Dust can become clogged in the ports and vents in your laptop. Thus in order to prevent it from damage by becoming overheated, cleaning it out thoroughly. Try using the compressed air again here, blowing the air into the vents and ports of your laptop.

keep in mind that while you’re blowing air on the vents exposing the fan, the air pressure can be fast enough to cause it to spin, which can damage or even break the fan. Thus in order to prevent this, you can use a toothpick or paperclip, sticking in the vent in between the fan blades to prevent it from spinning.

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