Cleaning a laptop is normally a challenge. We sometime tend to take it for granted. Most of us normally would clean only the display when we see the dust there. But is that really what it seems to be? No, every part of the laptop need to be cleaned thoroughly to let it last longer!
Before you start:
- Read the user’s manual to learn the recommended procedure for cleaning your laptop
- Shut down your computer and detach all the cables and wires from the main body.
Things to be taken care of:
- Do not use any harsh cleaning agents or those which contain ammonia on any part of the laptop.
- Be sure not to use either paper towels or tissues, which can leave lint and other fibers on the display
- Do not use solutions like window cleaner, which can degrade your display.
The following can be handy while cleaning your laptop
- Compressed Air/Blower
- Cotton swabs/Soft bristle brush
- Cleaning solution
- Soft cleaning cotton cloth
There are five general parts on your laptop that requires cleaning: the exterior, the display, the keyboard, the vents and ports.
- First use a cotton swabs or a narrow brush with soft bristles to dislodge any stubborn dirt.
- Next use compressed air or even a blower (or reverse mode in a vacuum cleaner) to get rid of dirt build-up.
- Cooling vents and I/O ports
To clean the exterior you can always use a soft damp cotton cloth. Do not use Scratchy or Abrasive cleaning cloth.
Always use a non-abrasive cloth (Preferably cotton).You can also use monitor cleaning solutions which are widely available. While using Monitor cleaning Sprays or solutions make it a point to first spray it on a cloth and then wipe the screen from left to right, top to bottom.
One of the most challenging part is cleaning the keyboard. You can go for a two step process to get a clean keyboard
You can also use a commercially-available cleaner called Cyber Clean, which is designed to remove dirt. Cyber Clean is like soft putty that you can squeeze in between the keys; all the debris will stick to it and it pulls out without leaving any residue. It can be reused a few times before the effectiveness wears out. You should be able to get it at any good stationary store.
Use cotton swabs to wipe away large pieces of dirt that have accumulated. Use a can of compressed air to clean the cooling vents and I/O ports. Be careful with the compressed air that you don’t spray too hard and get liquid on the fan blades.
Plan to set time aside to clean your laptop computer so that you will not be rushed and can do a thorough job. Rushing through cleaning your laptop computer will lead to problems and may cause damage to your laptop computer. You should do a complete cleaning of your laptop on a regular basis to keep it running properly.