Physically cleaning your computer is just as important as keeping the operating system and software up to date. Failure to properly clean your computer can lead to a variety of issues ranging from system slow down to processor failure and data loss. The primary concern with a dirty computer is heat. There are secondary concerns, like your nephew jamming quarters into your DVD slot, but heat is the number one computer killer. Some environmental influences can’t be avoided so your best weapon against the problem is some regular maintenance.
Rather then put off cleaning until you need a professional repair, take the time to get to know your computer and how to properly keep it clean.
In this four part series we will go over how to clean your computer properly. We will cover cleaning of both Desktop and Laptop computers.
Part 1 : How To Clean Your Computer Overview
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Part 2 : External Cleaning
This is a topic everyone will be able to handle. We will cover cleaning your computer as it is. No screws removed no parts exposed. We’ll go over how to clean your computer screen, keyboards, and mice.
Part 3 : Internal Desktop Cleaning
Most people, despite being a little freaked out by seeing circuit boards, can handle cleaning the inside of their computers. We will show you what to clean and what to leave alone.
Part 4 : Internal Laptop Cleaning
We cover the parts of the laptop you can get to without too much work and without exposing to many of the soft tender insides. Don’t worry you can handle it.
Tool Time :
For now though we are going to cover all of the tools you may need. It’s a pretty long list so get a pen and paper … not really … it’s pretty simple. I am going to break down the tools into two categories. Regular and Advanced. Regular is just fine for most people. Advanced is just that but not required.
OK. That’s the big list. Grab these tools and you will be ready for the adventures in cleaning to come.