How to clean your notebook

8/7/2014
Here are some cool tips and tricks on how to clean your notebook and its components, without doing any damage.
 

How to clean your laptop and its Components:

WARNING: Before cleaning the notebook computer, perform these steps to reduce the risk of electrical shock:

1. Turn off the computer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the computer.


The different components of the Laptop require different cleaning methods such as:

• The Cooling Vents - Use a can of compressed air (available at your regular local computer retailer) & blow the particles out of the vents.

To remove dust that are stuck, you can access the fan by unscrewing the panel that covers the vent. Once the panel has been removed use the compressed air to remove dust on the fan. This is also a recommended method to reduce heat within the laptop. Please approach a technician if the fan is not visible or reachable underneath the panel.


• The Input & Output Ports - Use a dry cotton swab to wipe out each port, remember be gentle. Use the same compressed air can to blow out any debris that have accumulated around these ports.


• The LCD or Display Screen - Use a non-abrasive cloth or towel. Shut computer off & disconnect the power cable.
First wipe the screen gentle with a dry cloth. For remaining marks, moisten the cloth with LCD cleaner & stroke the cloth in one direction when wiping the LCD. Wipe down from the top to the bottom of the display and not in a circular motion.
Remember to use LCD cleaners as glass & plastic cleaners can leave a glare on the screen. Never spray liquid directly on to the screen, always on the cloth first. The screen needs to be dry before closing or using your laptop.
Take note do not use chemicals such as acetone, ethyl alcohol, toluene, ethyl acid, ammonia or methyl chloride on the screen. Read the back of household products if you wish to use something else.


• The Keyboard - If available use a small vacuum with an attached brush to clear debris. Get rid of the remaining particles between the keys with your compressed air can. Remember don't spray the can upside down but only tilt the can. You can also tilt the laptop if needed just be careful not to damage it.


• The Casing - Cleansing wipes can be used to wipe the outer casing.


Happy Cleaning!

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